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Flovent HFA inhalation

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Flovent HFA inhalation to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

Only When Necessary: CURRENT EVIDENCE SUPPORTS USE OF INHALED CORTICOSTEROIDS FOR ASTHMA TX IN PREG

Nursing:

Precaution: SYSTEMIC PRODUCTS EXCRETED IN RATS; CAUTION ADVISED WITH NASAL ADMINISTRATION

An adult over 60:

Precaution: INCREASED RATES OF PNEUMONIA IN ELDERLY. CAUTION IN OSTEOPOROSIS.

Giving Flovent HFA inhalation to a child under 12:

Relative Contraindication: NO EST. SAFETY AND EFFICACY AGE < 4 YRS. RISK OF DECR. GROWTH VELOCITY.

Warning: MAY DECREASE GROWTH VELOCITY. MONITOR GROWTH AND USE LOWEST EFFECTIVE DOSE.

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