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Drug interactions between Advair Diskus and ciprofloxacin

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Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol)

Interactions between your drugs


ciprofloxacin ↔ fluticasone

Applies to:ciprofloxacin and Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol)

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Coadministration with moderate inhibitors of CYP450 3A4 may increase the systemic exposure to fluticasone following intranasal administration or oral inhalation. Fluticasone undergoes extensive first-pass and systemic metabolism via CYP450 3A4, thus inhibition of the isoenzyme may significantly increase systemic bioavailability of the drug. However, the extent of interaction may depend on the route of fluticasone administration and the specific formulation. Multiple case reports describe instances of adrenal insufficiency and Cushing's syndrome associated with concomitant use of inhaled fluticasone and the azole antifungal fluconazole, a moderate CYP450 3A4 inhibitor.

MANAGEMENT: Monitor for signs and symptoms of hypercorticism if intranasal or orally inhaled fluticasone is coadministered with a moderate inhibitor of CYP450 3A4. Signs and symptoms of hypercorticism include acne, striae, thinning of the skin, easy bruising, moon facies, dorsocervical "buffalo" hump, truncal obesity, increased appetite, acute weight gain, edema, hypertension, hirsutism, hyperhidrosis, proximal muscle wasting and weakness, glucose intolerance, exacerbation of preexisting diabetes, depression, and menstrual disorders. Other systemic glucocorticoid effects may include adrenal suppression, immunosuppression, posterior subcapsular cataracts, glaucoma, bone loss, and growth retardation in children and adolescents. Signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include anorexia, hypoglycemia, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, muscle wasting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, postural hypotension, depression, and adrenal crisis manifested as inability to respond to stress (e.g., illness, infection, surgery, trauma). Systemic glucocorticoids may be necessary until adrenal function recovers.


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ciprofloxacin ↔ salmeterol

Applies to:ciprofloxacin and Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol)

Using salmeterol together with ciprofloxacin can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening, although it is a rare side effect. You may be more susceptible if you have a heart condition called congenital long QT syndrome, other cardiac diseases, conduction abnormalities, or electrolyte disturbances (for example, magnesium or potassium loss due to severe or prolonged diarrhea or vomiting). The risk may exist even when salmeterol or similar medications are given by oral inhalation directly into the lungs, and more so if these products are overused. Do not exceed the dose and frequency of use recommended on the product label or prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may already be aware of the risks, but has determined that this is the best course of treatment for you and has taken appropriate precautions and is monitoring you closely for any potential complications. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations during treatment with these medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions


ciprofloxacin food

Applies to: ciprofloxacin

Do not take ciprofloxacin with dairy products such as milk or yogurt, or with calcium-fortified foods (e.G., cereal, juice). You may eat or drink dairy products or calcium-fortified foods with a regular meal, but do not use them alone when taking ciprofloxacin. They could make the medication less effective. When ciprofloxacin tablets are given with enteral (tube) feedings, ciprofloxacin may not work as well. You could interrupt the feeding for 1 hour before and 2 hours after the ciprofloxacin dose, or your doctor may decide to switch to a different treatment. Ciprofloxacin oral suspension should not be given via nasogastric tubes or feeding tubes. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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