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Fluticasone nasal Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Fluticasone nasal is also known as: Flonase, Flonase Allergy Relief, Flonase Sensimist, Ticanase, Veramyst, Xhance

Medically reviewed on Nov 2, 2017

Fluticasone nasal Pregnancy Warnings

In animal studies corticosteroids have been shown to be teratogenic. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

AU TGA pregnancy category B3: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals have shown evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage, the significance of which is considered uncertain in humans.

US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B3
US FDA pregnancy category: C

Comments:
-Hypoadrenalism may occur in infants born of mothers receiving corticosteroids during pregnancy.

See references

Fluticasone nasal Breastfeeding Warnings

AU, UK: Benefit should outweigh risk.

US: Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Yes

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Flonase (fluticasone)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Flonase (fluticasone)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

Further information

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