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Drug interactions between Diflucan and Flonase

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Diflucan (fluconazole)
Flonase (fluticasone nasal)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

fluconazole ↔ fluticasone

Applies to:Diflucan (fluconazole) and Flonase (fluticasone nasal)

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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Drug and food interactions

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

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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.

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