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Fluticasone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Fluticasone is also known as: Arnuity Ellipta, Flovent, Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA, Flovent Rotadisk

Fluticasone Pregnancy Warnings

Fluticasone for inhalation has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity when corticosteroids are administered orally or potent steroids are applied topically. Fluticasone has been shown to be teratogenic when administered subcutaneously at high doses to mice. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Fluticasone is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

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Fluticasone Breastfeeding Warnings

Because of low systemic concentrations of inhaled fluticasone, it is doubtful that clinically significant amounts would be ingested by and affect a nursing infant.

Caution is recommended. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Yes The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Flovent (fluticasone)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  2. Gordon E, Lazarus SC "Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: moving beyond the asthma algorithm." J Allergy Clin Immunol 124 (2009): 873-80; quiz 881-2
  3. Dombrowski MP "Pharmacologic therapy of asthma during pregnancy." Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 24 (1997): 559

References for breastfeeding information

  1. United States National Library of Medicine "Toxnet. Toxicology Data Network. Available from: URL:" ([cited 2013 -]):
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 9th ed." Philadelphia, PA: Llippincott Williams & Wilkins (2011):
  3. "Product Information. Flovent (fluticasone)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

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