Drug interactions between Flovent HFA and Symbicort
|Flovent HFA (fluticasone)|
Interactions between your drugs
fluticasone ↔ formoterol
Applies to:Flovent HFA (fluticasone) and Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol)
Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.
For clinical details see professional interaction data.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol)
You should avoid the regular consumption of large amounts of grapefruits and grapefruit juice while taking budesonide. Grapefruit can raise the levels of budesonide in your body and lead to increased side effects. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'cortisones' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'cortisones' category:
- fluticasone (active ingredient in Flovent HFA (fluticasone))
- budesonide (active ingredient in Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.