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Fluticasone

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Fluticasone is commonly available over the counter, without a doctor’s prescription. It is available in the form of a nasal spray, and is used to treat seasonal or perennial non-allergic or allergic nasal symptoms, such as a blocked nose, runny nose, itchy nose, or sneezing. It could also be used to treat patients with itchy or watery eyes, as is common among patients with allergies in their eyes. It functions in your nose to reduce the effects of allergies caused by pollen, pet hair, mold, and the like, and also provides relief from swelling.

If you are using this medicine after buying it over the counter, follow the instructions on the package before using this medicine. If you have been prescribed this medicine by your doctor, do as directed. The usual recommended dose is once or twice a day. Take care that you do not accidentally put this medicine in your eyes. Rinse your eyes well if this happens. You are strongly advised to avoid overdosing on this drug.

Possible side effects are nausea, vomiting and nasal dryness or irritation. Consult your doctor immediately if you observe more serious and persistent side effects like difficulty in swallowing or severe nosebleeds.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

allergic disorders

In addition to its intended effect, Fluticasone may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Hoarseness of voice

Throat irritation

Is It safe with alcohol?

No interaction found

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Fluticasone as ingredient
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Adips Laboratories Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pulse Pharmaceuticals
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Fluticasone is a synthetic corticosteroid which binds to the glucocorticoid receptor with high affinity. It is also thought to inhibit cytosolic phospholipase A2, which controls the biosynthesis of potent inflammation mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes, thereby reducing inflammation.
What are you using Fluticasone for?
allergic disorders
Asthma
Other
Fever
Headache
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Four times A Day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Hoarseness of voice
Cough
Throat irritation
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am sniffling daily. Doctor said that this is allergy and then gave me fluticasone nasal spray but it not stop.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), FWT (W.B)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
I am sniffling daily. Doctor said that this is allergy and then gave me fluticasone nasal spray but it not stop.
Hi Lybrate user ,you can do first Allergy test for diagnosis &blood tests R.E .For your problem you can take homoeopathic medecine 1 Allium cepa 30 2 drops to be taken every after 4 hours with half cup water & Pyrogen 200 2 drops to be taken every morning and evening with half cup water & report me after 7 days. Take care.

Can combihale FF (formoterol fumarate and fluticasone propionate) be used by pregnant women? I use it as SOS and not daily. Please advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Combihale FF CFC Free 250 Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your attending gynaecologist.

Fluticasone/ salmeterol inhaler -Sero Flo 250mcg, I have been using it for the past 16 years. How long can I continue to use it without any serious health issue as consequence of its prolonged and continuous use.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be used for long time without much side effects. Can cause skin bruish and osteoporosis in adults.
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I have allergic rhinitis .am allergic milk and especially cold now I am on fluticasone propionate nasal spray, using from the last 4 years. If skip for even day I am getting sinus pain. please show solution.

MD - Alternate Medicine, DNHE, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
I have allergic rhinitis .am allergic milk and especially cold
now I am on fluticasone propionate nasal spray, using ...
You should take homoeopahtic medicines as it is known for providing lasting cure and it is safest treatment available for allergic issues. You are advised to take our allergic package for long lasting cure. It will surely help you with your complain for relief you can take homoeopathic medicine sulphue 30 5 pills 2 times a day for 3 days.
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My dog drank an entire bottle of furamist nasal spray, which contains fluticasone furoate 27.5 mcg in each spray. There is no reaction as of yet (first 5 mins). Should I be worried?

BVSc
Veterinarian, Rajkot
Donot worry it is for allergic rhinitis. Fluticasone furoate clinical trial on dog says one time exposure there is no issue but repeated exposure may reproductive disorders so donot worry if and symptoms you see, take drug according to that symptoms like if acidity you give Anti Acidity Drugs like wise. If any other issue consult your vet.
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Treatment of Acute Sinusitis

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ENT Specialist, Delhi
Treatment of Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is a type of infection of the sinus. It involves an infection or inflammation of your sinus membranes. The most common symptom of sinusitis is that you have trouble draining mucus from your nose. The sinus is the cavity around the nasal passage and it may swell up when this condition occurs. Usually, the symptoms are temporary. However, sometimes, especially if you suffer from chronic sinusitis,medical intervention is required.

  1. Saline Nasal Spray: This is a spray you put into your nose several times a day to clean your nasal passages.
  2. Nasal Corticosteroids: There are many types of nasal corticosteroids. They include fluticasone, budesonide, mometasone, beclomethsone. These nasal sprays not only help to treat inflammation, they help prevent to prevent inflammation as well.
  3. Aspirin: This is a type of OTC pain relievers and they help relieve the pain of acute sinusitis. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are two other OTC pain relievers which can be used instead of aspirin.
  4. Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually not required and should never be taken without the doctor's prescription. However, sometimes the doctor may recommend it if he thinks there is a bacterial infection or if the symptoms progress rapidly.
  5. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy is given when allergies are the reason you are having acute sinusitis. It is rarely needed, however.
  6. Surgery: For sinusitis symptoms which are chronic or occur frequently, nasal surgery may be the best option for permanent relief. A number of different surgical procedures can be used to treat acute sinusitis such as balloon sinuplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery etc.
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Acute Sinusitis - Interesting Ways It Can Be Managed!

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ENT Specialist, Bhopal
Acute Sinusitis - Interesting Ways It Can Be Managed!

Acute sinusitis is a type of infection of the sinus. It involves an infection or inflammation of your sinus membranes. The most common symptom of sinusitis is that you have trouble draining mucus from your nose. The sinus is the cavity around the nasal passage and it may swell up when this condition occurs. Usually, the symptoms are temporary. 

However, sometimes, especially if you suffer from chronic sinusitis, medical intervention is required.

  1. Saline Nasal Spray: This is a spray you put into your nose several times a day to clean your nasal passages.
  2. Nasal Corticosteroids: There are many types of nasal corticosteroids. They include fluticasone, budesonide, mometasone, beclomethsone. These nasal sprays not only help to treat inflammation, they help prevent to prevent inflammation as well.
  3. Paracetamol: This is a type of OTC pain relievers and they help relieve the pain of acute sinusitis. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are two other OTC pain relievers which can be used instead of Paracetamol.
  4. Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually not required and should never be taken without the doctor's prescription. However, sometimes the doctor may recommend it if he thinks there is a bacterial infection or if the symptoms progress rapidly.
  5. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy is given when allergies are the reason you are having acute sinusitis. It is rarely needed, however.
  6. Surgery: For sinusitis symptoms which are chronic or occur frequently, nasal surgery may be the best option for permanent relief. A number of different surgical procedures can be used to treat acute sinusitis such as balloon sinuplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery etc.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Acute Sinusitis - Know Its Treatment Options!

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ENT Specialist, Mumbai
Acute Sinusitis - Know Its Treatment Options!

The common symptoms of sinusitis include nasal blocking, mucopurulent discharge and headache or facial pain. Acute sinusitis is a type of infection of the sinus. It involves an infection or inflammation of your sinus membranes. The most common symptom of sinusitis is that you have trouble draining mucus from your nose. The sinus is the cavity around the nasal passage and it may swell up when this condition occurs. Usually, the symptoms are temporary. However, sometimes, especially if you suffer from chronic sinusitis, medical intervention is required...

  1. Saline nasal spray: This is a spray you put into your nose several times a day to clean your nasal passages.
  2. Nasal corticosteroids: There are many types of nasal corticosteroids. They include fluticasone, budesonide, mometasone, beclomethsone. These nasal sprays not only help to treat inflammation, they help prevent to prevent inflammation as well.
  3. Aspirin: This is a type of OTC pain relievers and they help relieve the pain of acute sinusitis. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are two other OTC pain relievers which can be used instead of aspirin.
  4. Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually not required and should never be taken without the doctor's prescription. However, sometimes the doctor may recommend it if he thinks there is a bacterial infection or if the symptoms progress rapidly.
  5. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy is given when allergies are the reason you are having acute sinusitis. It is rarely needed, however.
  6. Surgery: For sinusitis symptoms which are chronic or occur frequently, nasal surgery may be the best option for permanent relief. A number of different surgical procedures can be used to treat acute sinusitis such as balloon sinuplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery etc.
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Acute Sinusitis - Ways To Treat It Well!

MS- Otorhinolaryngology, DNB- Otorhinolaryngology, MBBS, USMLF
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Acute Sinusitis - Ways To Treat It Well!

Acute sinusitis is a type of infection of the sinus. It involves an infection or inflammation of your sinus membranes. The most common symptom of sinusitis is that you have trouble draining mucus from your nose. The sinus is the cavity around the nasal passage and it may swell up when this condition occurs. Usually, the symptoms are temporary. However, sometimes, especially if you suffer from chronic sinusitis,medical intervention is required.

  1. Saline Nasal Spray: This is a spray you put into your nose several times a day to clean your nasal passages.
  2. Nasal Corticosteroids: There are many types of nasal corticosteroids. They include fluticasonebudesonidemometasone, beclomethsone. These nasal sprays not only help to treat inflammation, they help prevent to prevent inflammation as well.
  3. Aspirin: This is a type of OTC pain relievers and they help relieve the pain of acute sinusitis. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are two other OTC pain relievers which can be used instead of aspirin.
  4. Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually not required and should never be taken without the doctor's prescription. However, sometimes the doctor may recommend it if he thinks there is a bacterial infection or if the symptoms progress rapidly.
  5. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy is given when allergies are the reason you are having acute sinusitis. It is rarely needed, however.
  6. Surgery: For sinusitis symptoms which are chronic or occur frequently, nasal surgery may be the best option for permanent relief. A number of different surgical procedures can be used to treat acute sinusitis such as balloon sinuplastyendoscopic sinus surgery etc.
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How Can Nasal Obstruction Cause Clogged Ears?

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
How Can Nasal Obstruction Cause Clogged Ears?

It is very common for patients with nasal obstruction to develop clogged ear as well. The back of the nose opens into a tunnel also known as the Eustachian tube. This tube goes up to the ear. In case the ears get clogged the pressure is released by popping of the ears. This is achieved by swallowing, yawning, and trying to blow the nose. When ear pops the tunnel opens and allows the pressure to release from the ear.

Reasons why nasal obstruction causes clogged ears:

  1. Mucosal Swelling: When the nose is obstructed, the nasal lining might swell thus making it difficult to breath. This might also lead to swelling in the tunnel of the ear causing it to shut down. Sometimes an ear pop does not happen in this condition and this is called as Eustachian tube dysfunction.
  2. Negative Pressure inside the Nose: In nose obstruction when the patient tries to breathe through the nose there is negative pressure. This might build up near the opening of the Eustachian tube or the back of the nose. This pressure gets transmitted to the ear and results in a negative pressure in the ear which leads to the clogging of the ear.
  3. Bernoulli's Principle: This principle states that in case of an inviscid flow, increase in speed of the fluid happens side by side with a pressure decrease.

Causes of Nasal Obstruction:

Obstruction or congestion of the nose leads to a stuffy and inflamed nose. In minor illnesses like fever, cold, sinus infection and flu stuffy nose can happen. This congestion might last for a week. In case the congestion is long term then the causes for it are:

  1. Allergies and hay fever
  2. Chemical and environmental irritants
  3. Septum deviation
  4. Chronic sinusitis that has lasted for too long
  5. Nasal polyps and benign tumors

Symptoms of nasal decongestion are runny or stuffy nose, painful sinus, and swollen nasal tissues along with mucus buildup.

Treatment for Nasal Decongestion:
Once the nasal congestion has been found and the cause behind it has been analyzed, then treatment is must. Treatment usually includes prescription medication or over the counter drugs. Medication of the nasal decongestion involves the following:

  1. Oral Antihistamines: These are helpful in treating allergies. Common ones are loratadine (Claritin) and cetirizine (Zyrtec)
  2. Nasal Sprays: Nasal sprays which contain antihistamine like azelastine (Astelin, Astepro)
  3. Nasal Steroids: Examples of this are mometasone (Asmanex Twisthaler) or fluticasone (Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA)
  4. Antibiotics
  5. Over the counter or prescription decongestants
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