Advertisement

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.

This answer was adapted from Sharecare's award-winning AskMD app. Start a consultation now to find out what's causing your symptoms, learn how to manage a condition, or find a doctor.

Continue Learning about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treatment

How to Stick With Your COPD Treatment Plan
How to Stick With Your COPD Treatment Plan
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a progressive lung condition that can cause shortness of breath, chronic cough, fatigue and wheezin...
Read More
What can I do to prevent my COPD from getting worse?
Dr. Brian D. Gelbman, MDDr. Brian D. Gelbman, MD
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) usually results after years of smoking; the best way to...
More Answers
How effective are inhaled corticosteroids for treating COPD?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Combining a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) bronchodilator with an inhaled corticosteroid has been s...
More Answers
How Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation Help COPD?
How Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation Help COPD?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.