Fluticasone Furoate

Information about Fluticasone Furoate

Fluticasone Furoate Uses

Fluticasone Furoate is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.

How Fluticasone Furoate works

Fluticasone Furoate is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Common side effects of Fluticasone Furoate

Headache, Nosebleeds, Nasal ulceration, Breathlessness
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Expert advice for Fluticasone Furoate

  • The right way to use the nasal spray:
    • Shake the bottle before using the medicine. 
    • Clean your nose thoroughly before using the medicine.
    • Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. 
    • Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose. 
    • Breathe out gently through your mouth and repeat the same process for the other nostril.
  • Avoid deep breathing as it will cause medication to go back to the throat and make it less effective.
  • Do not share the bottle with anyone else so that you do not spread germs.
  • Fluticasone Furoate should be avoided in patients with recent nasal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma.

Frequently asked questions for Fluticasone Furoate

Fluticasone Furoate

Q. How does Fluticasone Furoate work?

Fluticasone Furoate is a corticosteroid, which works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. How long does Fluticasone Furoate take to start working?

The time required by Fluticasone Furoate to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Fluticasone Furoate. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly as it increases efficiency of the medicine.

Q. My friend developed a severe allergic reaction when she started Fluticasone Furoate. Could it be due to Fluticasone Furoate even though it is used for allergy purpose?

In very rare cases, Fluticasone Furoate can cause serious allergic reactions such as rash, hives, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, throat, and tongue. It may also cause low blood pressure which may further cause lightheadedness and the patient may even faint. You should immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms as it could be life threatening.

Q. My brother developed chickenpox while using Fluticasone Furoate. Can Fluticasone Furoate be responsible for chickenpox? What should be done?

Fluticasone Furoate being a corticosteroid weakens the immune system of the body. It could have because of this that your brother developed chickenpox. You should immediately stop the medication and contact the doctor. The doctor may consider treating it with antiviral agents.

Q. For how long should I take Fluticasone Furoate?

It is recommended that you take the nasal spray as long as you are exposed to the allergen. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. Does long-term use of Fluticasone Furoate have any side effects?

Usual doses of Fluticasone Furoate can be tolerated by most people for long periods of time. But, few people may develop nose bleed, hole in nasal cartilage, and visual disturbances due to cataract or glaucoma if they take Fluticasone Furoate for a long time. Moreover, high doses also tend to increase the risk of weakening of bones (osteoporosis) and diabetes.

Q. What is thrush? Can Fluticasone Furoate cause thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection of the nose and throat caused by candida. Fluticasone Furoate can cause thrush as a common side effect. To avoid getting fungal infections, you should thoroughly rinse your mouth after using a nasal spray. If you experience any redness or white colored patches in your nose or mouth, inform your doctor.

Q. Can I take Fluticasone Furoate for runny nose and sneezing due to common cold?

No, Fluticasone Furoate is only meant for allergic rhinitis and should not be taken for common cold. Symptoms of common cold can be due to viral infection and this medicine does not cure such infections. Therefore, you may not benefit from Fluticasone Furoate.


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