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FLOMIST 0.5MG NASAL SPRAY

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Composition for FLOMIST

Fluticasone(0.5mg)

food interaction for FLOMIST

alcohol interaction for FLOMIST

pregnancy interaction for FLOMIST

lactation interaction for FLOMIST

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Flomist 0.5mg nasal spray 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 doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for FLOMIST

Fluticasone(0.5mg)

Uses

Flomist 0.5mg nasal spray is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and oral lichen planus .

How it works

Flomist 0.5mg nasal spray belongs to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids/steroids. It prevents the release of the substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nose bleed, Fever, Chest tightness, Cough, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Nasal congestion, Sinus pain, Sneezing, Sore throat, Stomach upset, Vomiting, White spots in the mouth

Common Dosage for FLOMIST 0.5MG NASAL SPRAY

Patients taking FLOMIST 0.5MG NASAL SPRAY

  • 53%
    Once A Day
  • 37%
    Twice A Day
  • 9%
    Thrice A Day
  • 1%
    Four Times A Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for FLOMIST

No substitutes found

Top Physicians

  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Joy Chakraborty
    MBBS, MD
    4.5
  • Dr. R. R. Dutta
    MBBS, MD
    4.4
  • Dr. Kartavya Shah
    MBBS, DNB
    4.2

Expert advice for FLOMIST

  • Do not use the medicine (inhaler or spray): If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Inform your doctor before using the medicine if you have tuberculosis, other chest or lung infection, breathing problem, cold, liver disease or thin or brittle bones.
  • Do not use fluticasone inhalation to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
  • Do not use fluticasone inhalation of you are allergic to milk proteins.
  • Do not use the fluticasone cream on areas where you have itchiness, redness, rashes, infection or acne on the skin.
  • Inform your doctor if you have breathing problems or tightness in the chest even after taking the medicine.

Frequently asked questions for FLOMIST

Fluticasone

Q.Is fluticasone an antibiotic/steroid/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug?
Fluticasone is a steroid but not an antibiotic/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinerhic/decongestant drug.It is used to treat nasal congestion (decongestant) and other symptoms caused by allergies or conditions like asthma

Q.Does it contain sulfa?
It does not contain sulfa

Q.Is fluticasone available over the counter?
No. Fluticasone is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter

Q.Is Fluticasone the same as Nasonex/Flonase?
Fluticasone is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray

Q.Does it contain acetaminophen?
However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies. Acetaaminofen is a different medication

Q.What is used for?
Fluticasone (in the form of inhaler) is used to treat symptoms of asthma and nasal inflammation such as coughing, wheezing, blocked nose, runny nose

Q.Is fluticasone used for cold?
It is also used as topical cream to treat various skin allergies and infections. It is not used for common cold

Q.Can I take fluticasone with Benadryl/Sudafed/Zyrtec/ Afrin/Allegra/Mucinex?
Yes. Fluticasone may be taken with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)/Zyrtec (cetrizine)/ Afrin (oxymetazoline)/Allegra (fexofenadine)/Mucinex (guaifenesin) if prescribed by your doctor

Q.Does fluticasone propionate cause weight gain/drowsiness/ wakefulness?
Fluticasone may cause weight gain since it is a steroid drug. It may cause drowsiness or wakefulness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Is fluticasone addictive?
No. Fluticasone is not an addictive or a controlled/banned substance

Q.Dose fluticasone cause nose bleeds?
Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of fluticasone nasal spray/inhaler is nose bleeding. If your bleeding is more or does not stop, please consult your doctor

Q.Can I take fluticasone if I have high blood pressure?
It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking fluticasone if you have high blood pressure.

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Content on this page was last updated on 22 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)