Information about Fluticasone
Fluticasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, 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
- ₹351Zydus Cadila1 variant(s)
- ₹264Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹334Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹350Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹300 to ₹463Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹243Lupin Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹302Zydus Cadila1 variant(s)
- ₹317Lupin Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹326Alkem Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹330Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Fluticasone
- It is a steroid medicine which works well for many different conditions, including serious illnesses.
- Take regularly to gain maximum benefit.
- Do not discontinue unless advised by your doctor. You may need to decrease the dose gradually.
- You may get side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems. Notify your doctor if you get them.
- Some side effects may occur after weeks or months. These include weakness of arms and legs, or developing a rounder face.
- 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.