Fluticasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and oral lichen planus.
How it 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.
Common side effects
Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Chest tightness, Hoarseness of voice, Increased risk of infection, Nasal congestion, Muscle disorders, Vomiting, White spots in the mouth, Nausea, Sneezing, Sore throat, Fever, Sinus pain, Increased blood pressure, Cough, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Nose bleed, Stomach upset, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract
- ₹219 to ₹715Cipla Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹240Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹304Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹421Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹289Lupin Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹302Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹218Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹294Wockhardt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹64 to ₹204Novartis India Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹238Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- 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
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.