Fluticasone


What is Fluticasone for ?

This medication is a synthetic glucocorticoid, prescribed for preventing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It reduces inflammatory reactions in the airways. Topical: Topical preparation is used for certain types of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema and psoriasis.

How does Fluticasone work ?

Fluticasone stops or lowers irritation and swelling. It lowers or stops the bodys reaction to the allergen.

How should Fluticasone be used ?

Asthma- Adult- Dose is based on asthma severity. The recommended dose is 1 inhalation twice daily. The maximum recommended dosage is 50050 twice daily. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease- The recommended dose is 1 inhalation (25050) twice daily. Skin Inflammation: Cream, Lotion, and Ointment- Apply as directed by your physician. It comes as an aerosol to inhale by mouth. It also comes as a cream, lotion and ointment to apply over the affected area.

Common side effects of Fluticasone ?

Skin Irritation.

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Fluticasone ?

If you have an allergy to fluticasone or any other part of this drug. If you have an allergy to formaldehyde. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have a skin infection.

When do I need to seek medical help ?

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Fluticasone with other medicines ?

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid Alcohol.

How do I store Fluticasone ?

Store it in controlled room temperature (4 and 30°C), and in an airtight container.

Pregnancy Category ?

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification ?

Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations, Nasal Decongestants & Other Nasal Preparations, Topical Corticosteroids.