infections of the mouth & pharynx. Not for the rapid relief of bronchospasm or other acute episodes of asthma. Increased susceptibility to infections (eg, chickenpox, measles). Caution w/ TB, untreated systemic fungal, bacterial, viral or parasitic infections & ocular herpes simplex. Deaths due to adrenal insufficiency reported w/ transfer from systemic to inhaled corticosteroids. Transfer to inhalation therapy may unmask allergic conditions. Observe for systemic corticosteroid w/drawal effects. Hypercorticism & adrenal suppression. Caution w/ major risk factors for decreased bone mineral content. May cause reduction in growth velocity in paed patients. Glaucoma, increased IOP & cataracts. Bronchospasms w/ immediate increase in wheezing. Systemic eosinophilic conditions & vasculitis consistent w/ Churg-Strauss syndrome. Hypersensitivity reactions. Elderly.