fluticasone hfa inhaler - oral (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur: natalizumab.If you are currently using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting fluticasone.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: aldesleukin, oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, dexamethasone), mifepristone, drugs affecting the removal of fluticasone from your system (potent CYP 3A4 inhibitors such as ketoconazole, ritonavir).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and tell your doctor promptly if you have signs of worsening asthma (such as readings in the yellow/red range, increased use of quick-relief inhalers). Also tell your doctor immediately if you notice that you need to use your quick-relief inhaler more often (4 or more puffs daily for 2 days in a row, or more than 1 canister every 8 weeks).Make sure all of your doctors know that you are using this medication or have used it in the past.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., cortisol levels, lung function, eye exam, bone density tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.In adults, this medication can increase the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) if used for a long time. Talk with your doctor about your risk, and about available treatments for osteoporosis. Lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of bone loss include doing weight-bearing exercise, getting enough calcium and vitamin D, stopping smoking, and limiting alcohol. To help prevent osteoporosis later in life, encourage children to exercise and eat a healthy diet (including calcium).
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