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    Information about Fluticasone

    Fluticasone uses

    Fluticasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, allergy symptoms, asthma, skin disorders and oral lichen planus.

    How fluticasone 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 of fluticasone

    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

    Available Medicine for Fluticasone

    • ₹351
      Zydus Cadila
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    • ₹264
      Cipla Ltd
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    • ₹334
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Cipla Ltd
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      Lupin Ltd
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      Zydus Cadila
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      Lupin Ltd
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    • ₹326
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
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      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
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    Expert advice for Fluticasone

    • Take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Dose is decreased or tapered over time.
    • Most side effects occur with high doses and on long-term use.
    • Your risk of getting an infection may become higher. Tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, painful urination, or a wound that does not heal.

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)