There are no available data on the presence of fluticasone propionate in human milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects on milk production. Other corticosteroids have been detected in human milk. However, fluticasone propionate concentrations in plasma after inhaled therapeutic doses are low and therefore concentrations in human breast milk are likely to be correspondingly low [see Clinical Pharmacology ()] . The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for Flovent HFA and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from Flovent HFA or from the underlying maternal condition.
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Initial dose based on previous asthma drug therapy and disease severity; 100 mcg via oral inhalation once daily is the usual recommended starting dose for patients not on an inhaled corticosteroid. After 2 weeks of therapy, if asthma symptoms are uncontrolled, increase dose to 200 mcg via oral inhalation once daily. Max: 200 mcg once daily. Administer at the same time each day. The maximum beneficial effect may not be achieved for up to 2 weeks or longer after starting treatment. Titrate to the lowest effective dose once asthma stability is achieved.