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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.

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
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pulse Pharmaceuticals
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Adips Laboratories Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Fluticasone for?
allergic disorders
Asthma
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Throat irritation
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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.

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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I am20 yes old female. I am having asthma from the age of 2 years. I am using formoterol fumarate and fluticasone propionate inhalation. Are there any side affects for this medicine in the long run?

MBBS, DNB(PULMONARY MEDICINE)
Pulmonologist, Indore
I am20 yes old female. I am having asthma from the age of 2 years. I am using formoterol fumarate and fluticasone pro...
There are few like osteoporosis and oral thrush. Gargles after use and use calcium tablets if required. No major side effect.
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Acute Sinusitis - Know Its Treatment Options!

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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 - 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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Treatment of Acute Sinusitis

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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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How To Treat Acute Sinusitis?

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ENT Specialist, Delhi
How To Treat Acute Sinusitis?

A stuffed up nose and pressure on our cheekbones can often mean you have acute sinusitis. Acute sinusitis, also called acute rhinosinusitis, is a short-term infection or inflammation of the membranes that line your sinuses. It prevents mucus from draining from your nose. 

What Causes Acute Sinusitis?

Illnesses and conditions that can cause acute sinusitis include:

  • colds
  • bacterial upper respiratory tract infections
  • fungal sinus infections
  • allergies that cause mucus production in the sinuses
  • lack of cilia motility, caused by disease (cilia are the small hairs located in your sinuses that move to push mucus out of your sinuses)
  • nasal polyps or tumors
  • deviated nasal septum
  • enlarged or infected adenoids
  • infected tooth (in rare cases bacteria can spread from the infected tooth to the sinuses)
  • cystic fibrosis (a disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the body)

Symptoms of acute sinusitis include:

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. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ent Specialist.
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Tips to Control Allergy Driven Wheezing this Season

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Tips to Control Allergy Driven Wheezing this Season

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, a seasonal change also comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding on how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough, face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage an attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger an attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can aggravate attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

  1. The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). Peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).
 

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Table of Content

About Fluticasone
When is Fluticasone prescribed?
What are the side effects of Fluticasone?
Key highlights of Fluticasone
Medicines containing Fluticasone
What are the interactions for Fluticasone?