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What medications do inhaled cortocosteroids interact with?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you are taking conivaptan, fusidic acid, idelalisib, budesonide and fluticasone can lead to side effects and should be avoided. If you are taking tipranavir, fluticasone can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you are taking a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor or denosumab, an inhaled corticosteroid may not be a good option for you.

If you are taking aldesleukin, natalizumab, pimecrolimus, tacrolimus, telaprevir, or tofacitinib, inhaled corticosteroids can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

People taking inhaled corticosteroids should avoid receiving live vaccines.

If you take budesonide, you should avoid grapefruit juice.

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