Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray

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Medicine Overview of Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray

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Uses of Fluticasone

Fluticasone is used in the treatment of Severe allergic reaction, Allergic disorders, Asthma, skin disorders and oral lichen planus.
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Side effects of Fluticasone

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Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

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How to use Fluticasone

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Blow your nose gently. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Keep the head upright. Breath in while pressing the bottle. Repeat in other nostril.

How Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray works

Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids/steroids. It prevents the release of the substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies..
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Uses of Azelastine

Azelastine is used in the treatment of Allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Azelastine

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Sleepiness.

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How to use Azelastine

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Blow your nose gently. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Keep the head upright. Breath in while pressing the bottle. Repeat in other nostril.

How Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray works

Azelastine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

In Depth Information on Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray

Expert advice for Fluticasone

  • 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.

Expert advice for Azelastine

The drug may cause dizziness or drowziness. Be careful while driving or performing activities that require alertness. Do not start or continue the azelastine and consult your doctor:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to azelastine or any of the other ingredients of azelastine.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Do not use contact lenses when applying azelastine solution in the eye. Patient should be instructed to use azelastine nasal spray only as prescribed The bottle should be shaken gently before use for about 5 seconds by tilting it upwards and downwards and the protective cap be removed afterwards After using the spray tip wipe the tip and replace the protective cap.
Warnings
Special precautions for Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray should be used with c
aution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Flubloc
k AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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Frequently asked questions for Flublock AZ 50 mcg/140 mcg Nasal Spray

Frequently asked questions for 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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Frequently asked questions for Azelastine

Q. Is azelastine over the counter/OTC?
No, it is available with doctor’s prescription only
Q. Is Azelastine the same as Flonase?
No, Azelastine is a different drug. Flonase contains the drug fluticasone
Q. Does Azelastine/Azelastine Hcl work?
It works at the prescribed dose for suggested disease condition. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Azelastine/Duonase/ a steroid/anticholinergic/corticosteroid/antihistamine/decongestant?
It is an antihistaminic drug
Q. Is Azelastine addictive?
No, it is not addictive. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take Benadryl/Zyrtec/Claritin with Azelastine?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of Azelastine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Azelastine cause drowsiness/nose bleeds/weight gain/raise blood pressure/make you tired/sleepy?
Azelastine causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
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