More Information on Fluticasone Inhalers
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with fluticasone inhalers. However, not everyone who uses the inhaler will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate fluticasone inhalers well. When side effects do occur with fluticasone inhalers, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of fluticasone inhalers include but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
- Throat irritation
- Sinus infections.
(Click Side Effects of Fluticasone Inhalers to learn about specific side effects of fluticasone inhaler, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
Fluticasone inhalers can potentially interact with several other medicines.
(Click Drug Interactions With Fluticasone Inhalers for more information.)
Before using a fluticasone inhaler, let your healthcare provider know if you have:
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Eczema (or atopic dermatitis)
- Tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections
- Glaucoma or cataracts
- Any allergies, including allergies to food (especially milk), dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Flovent and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Flovent and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Fluticasone Inhalers for more information on this topic, including information on who should not use fluticasone inhalers.)