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Because Flonase® (fluticasone propionate nasal spray) is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements) before starting treatment with this nasal spray. For example, you may not be able to safely use Flonase if you have:
  • Recently had nasal surgery
  • Sores or injury to the inside of your nose
  • Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
  • Tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections.
Other Flonase warnings and precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Flonase can suppress the body's ability to make natural steroids. Usually, this happens when too much Flonase is taken (or when a drug interaction with Flonase occurs). In such circumstances, Flonase should be stopped very slowly, to give your body a chance to begin making natural steroids again.
(Click Flonase Warnings and Precautions for more information on other important Flonase warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting treatment with this nasal spray. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using Flonase and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)
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