Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check you or your child at regular visits for any problems or unwanted effects that may be caused by this medicine.

This medicine may cause fungus infection of the mouth or throat (thrush). Tell your doctor right away if you have white patches in the mouth or throat; or pain when eating or swallowing.

This medicine may increase your risk of having problems with your nose. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have bloody mucus; sores inside the nose; or unexplained nosebleeds while you are using this medicine.

If you or your child have difficulty with breathing or wheezing, or any allergic reaction to this medicine, stop using the medicine and check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Avoid close contact with anyone who has chickenpox or measles if you have never had these conditions before. This is especially important for children. Tell your doctor right away if you think you have been exposed to chickenpox or measles.

Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. Talk to your doctor if you or your child have more than one of these symptoms while you are using this medicine: darkening of the skin; diarrhea; dizziness; fainting; loss of appetite; mental depression; nausea; skin rash; unusual tiredness or weakness; or weight loss.

This medicine may cause children to grow more slowly than usual. Talk to your child's doctor if you have any concerns.

If your or your child's symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.