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FLUTICIN OINTMENT

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Composition FOR FLUTICIN

Fluticasone Topical(NA),Mupirocin Topical(NA)

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Fluticin ointment 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
Fluticin ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR FLUTICIN

Fluticasone Topical(NA)

Uses

Fluticasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, arthritis, cancer and psoriasis.

How it works

Fluticasone belongs to a class of medications called as glucocorticoids/steroids. It prevents the release of the chemicals (prostaglandins, leukotrienes) in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Common side effects

Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Throat irritation, Chest tightness, Increased risk of infection, Nasal congestion, Muscle disorders, Vomiting, White spots in the mouth, Sneezing, Sore throat, Fever, Itching, Increased blood pressure, Altered sense of smell, Cough, Altered taste, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Nose bleed, Stomach upset, Nasal irritation, Behavioural changes, Nasal dryness, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract
Mupirocin Topical(NA)

Uses

Mupirocin Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Mupirocin topical stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Rash, Itching

SUBSTITUTES FOR FLUTICIN

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR FLUTICIN

  • Consult your doctor if you have an infection in the nasal passage or sinus.
  • Inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis, other chest or lung infection, breathing problem, cold, liver disease or thin or brittle bones before using the medicine.
  • Avoid use of fluticasone topical preparation 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.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to fluticasone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have liver disease, bacterial or fungal infections or low bone mineral density.
  • Do not use if you are taking anti-HIV drugs like ritonavir or anti-fungal drugs like ketoconazole.
  • Do not use if you have untreated cutaneous infections, rosacea, acne vulgaris, perioral dermatitis (a condition characterized by is a facial rash on the face causing bumps to develop round the mouth), perianal and genital pruritus, pruritus without inflammation, dermatoses in infants under three months of age, including dermatitis and nappy rash.

Frequently asked questions FOR FLUTICIN

Fluticasone Topical

Q.

Is fluticasone an antibiotic/steroid/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug?
Fluticasone is a steroid but not an antibiotic/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic/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 the same as Nasonex/Flonase?
Fluticasone is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray. However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies

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Is Fluticasone safe?
Yes. Fluticasone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.

Is it used in infants?
It is used for skin allergies in children or infants. Please consult your doctor before use

Q.

What is used for?
Fluticasone (nasal drop, nasal spray) is used to treat nasal inflammation such as coughing, wheezing, blocked nose, runny nose. It is also used as topical cream to treat various skin allergies and infections

Q.

Is fluticasone used for cold?
It is not used for common cold

Q.

Does fluticasone propionate cause drowsiness/wakefulness?
Fluticasone 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

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Does fluticasone cause nose bleeds?
Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of fluticasone nasal spray/inhaler is nose bleeding. If your bleeding 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.

Mupirocin Topical

Q.

What is topical mupirocin?
Mupirocin topical is an antibacterial cream which has a bacteriostatic action (does not kill the bacteria, only stops the growth of bacteria).

Q.

What is mupirocin topical used for?
Mupirocin topical is indicated for the treatment of secondarily infected traumatic lesions like abrasions, sutured wounds and small lacerations with susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.

Q.

Is mupirocin topical good for acne?
Muupirocin topical is not indicated for the treatment of acne.

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Is mupirocin ointment used for fungal (yeast) infections and viral (herpes or ringworm)?
Mupirocin ointment is used to treat bacterial skin infections and does not act against fungal (yeast) and viral (herpes or ringworm) infections.

Q.

Is mupirocin topical used for diaper rash?
Mupirocin topical is an antibacterial and will only help if the diaper rash is associated with bacterial infection. Please consult your doctor before using this for an infected diaper rash.

Q.

Does mupirocin topical treat eczema?
Mupirocin topical is not indicated for the treatment of eczema but can be used in case eczema is associated with infection. Please consult your doctor before using mupirocin in this condition, as eczema should be diagnosed by a doctor before it is being treated.

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Does mupirocin topical clog pores?
No. Mupirocin topical does not clog pores.

Q.

Does mupirocin ointment is used to stop itching?
No. mupirocin is not indicated to relieve itching. Its indicated for the treatment of infections. If there is itching because of the underlying infection, then itching may subside when the infection is treated.

Q.

Is mupirocin a topical steroid?
No, mupirocin is not a topical steroid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)