Aerobid Drug Interactions
Aerobid inhalers will not be made, dispensed, or sold in the United States after June 30, 2011. Aerobid contains chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set this final date for the medication in order to comply with the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer. People taking Aerobid should ask their healthcare providers about alternatives to Aerobid, keeping in mind that it is possible that Aerobid may become unavailable in pharmacies earlier than the final date.
Aerobid® (flunisolide inhaler) can potentially interact with prednisone (Deltasone®). Combining prednisone with Aerobid may increase the risk of side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together, especially on a regular basis.
Since Aerobid is inhaled directly into the lungs, blood levels of flunisolide are usually low. Medications that would normally interact with flunisolide (if it were taken orally or by injection) are not likely to cause drug interactions with Aerobid, due to the low blood levels of flunisolide. However, people taking a high Aerobid dosage may have higher levels of flunisolide (and may be more susceptible to drug interactions). Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific Aerobid drug interactions that may apply to you.