Who should not take Dulera?

The asthma drug Dulera (mometasone and formoterol) isn't for everyone. People who shouldn't take Dulera include:
  • anyone who's had an allergic reaction to Dulera or any medication
  • children under age 12
  • women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • anyone who needs to treat sudden, severe symptoms of asthma
  • people whose asthma could be well controlled by using a low to medium dose of an inhaled corticosteroid or other asthma control medicine
  • people who need a rescue inhaler infrequently
  • people who have been diagnosed with seizures, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, aneurysm, problems with their heart, liver, thyroid gland or immune system or eye problems including glaucoma or cataracts
People who take certain medications also should not take Dulera. These drugs include:
  • other asthma medications
  • any drug that contains a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA)
  • any drug that contains corticosteroids
  • drugs that treat HIV/AIDS, including atazanavir, nelfinavir, saquinavir and ritonavir
  • medicines that treat high blood pressure or heart arrhythmias, including beta-blockers
  • the antibiotics telithromycin and clarithromycin
  • antifungal medications including ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • antidepressant medications including nefazodone, tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • diuretics

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