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Fluticasone Propionate

Information about Fluticasone Propionate

Fluticasone Propionate Uses

Fluticasone Propionate is used in the treatment of asthma, severe allergic reactions and allergic conditions.

How Fluticasone Propionate works

Fluticasone Propionate 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 Propionate

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
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Available Medicine for Fluticasone Propionate

FlutivateGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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FlomistCipla Ltd
3511 variant(s)
FlutifloLupin Ltd
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FluticoneZydus Cadila
3631 variant(s)
FlorespZuventus Healthcare Ltd
3911 variant(s)
FreeairAlkem Laboratories Ltd
3791 variant(s)
Flutivate EGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Nazomac-FMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
240 to ₹2642 variant(s)
NezafloSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
2871 variant(s)
AlerfloDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
4291 variant(s)

Expert advice for Fluticasone Propionate

  • Fluticasone Propionate helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Fluticasone Propionate can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Fluticasone Propionate. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Fluticasone Propionate suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for Fluticasone Propionate

Fluticasone Propionate

Q. Fluticasone Propionate is available in various forms such as nasal spray, cream and lotion. Are they used for different purposes?

Yes, Fluticasone Propionate is also available in other forms and each form works for different purposes. Fluticasone Propionate relieves sneezing, runny, stuffy, or itchy nose, and itchy, watery eyes caused by allergies (allergy to pollen, mold, dust or pets). On the other hand, the cream and lotion form treats many kinds of inflammatory skin diseases when applied to the skin. It can also be used to relieve inflamed skin, redness and itching in several skin problems (like eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematosus and allergic contact skin reaction).

Q. How does Fluticasone Propionate work?

Fluticasone Propionate 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 Propionate take to start working?

The time Fluticasone Propionate requires to start working differs from person to person. However, you may get relief within 8 hours of starting Fluticasone Propionate. 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 the efficiency.

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

In very rare cases, Fluticasone Propionate 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. If these symptoms occur, you should immediately contact your doctor because such allergic reactions can be life threatening.

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

Yes, it could be possible. The reason being, Fluticasone Propionate is a corticosteroid, which weakens the immune system of the body, making the body prone to infections such as chicken pox. You should immediately stop the medication and contact the doctor. The doctor may consider treating it with antiviral agents.


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