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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.

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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