May increase the risk of death in patients. Not to be used for transferring patients from systemic corticosteroid treatment. May produce paradoxical bronchospasm which is life-threatening. Caution when used in patients with CV diseases, especially coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias and hypertension. Chronic use may further decrease bone mineral content when used in patients with advanced age, osteoporosis, poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle or tobacco use. May reduce growth velocity when used in paediatric patients. Caution when used in patients with active or quiescent tuberculosis infection of the respiratory tract, untreated systemic fungal, bacterial, viral or parasitic infections, or ocular herpes simplex. Pregnancy and lactation.