Fluticasone Propionate

Information about Fluticasone Propionate

Fluticasone Propionate Uses

Fluticasone Propionate is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions and skin conditions with inflammation & itching.

How Fluticasone Propionate works

Fluticasone Propionate is a steroid medicine. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers that make the skin red, swollen and itchy due to skin conditions such as atopic eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Common side effects of Fluticasone Propionate

Headache, Cough, Nosebleeds, Taste change, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages), Upper respiratory tract infection, Sinus inflammation, Stomach discomfort, Fungal infection of oropharynx, Tremors, Palpitations, Voice change, Itching, Burning sensation
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Expert advice for Fluticasone Propionate

  • You have been prescribed Fluticasone Propionate for treating itchy, red rashes, and skin irritation associated with skin conditions such as atopic eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, and psoriasis among others.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't apply it to broken or infected areas of skin, face, eyes, or eyelids.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Fluticasone Propionate and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after two weeks of treatment.

Frequently asked questions for Fluticasone Propionate

Fluticasone Propionate

Q. What is Fluticasone Propionate? What is it used for?

Fluticasone Propionate belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. Fluticasone Propionate is used to treat various allergic skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis. Fluticasone Propionate effectively reduces symptoms associated with such conditions such as swelling, itching and redness.

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. Is Fluticasone Propionate good for burns?

No, Fluticasone Propionate should never be applied in those areas of the skin that have burns, cuts or scrapes. If Fluticasone Propionate accidentally gets onto such areas, rinse the area thoroughly with water. It is advisable that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects and worsening of your condition.

Q. How to use Fluticasone Propionate?

Before using Fluticasone Propionate, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Fluticasone Propionate gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Fluticasone Propionate?

Be careful not to get Fluticasone Propionate into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Fluticasone Propionate if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Fluticasone Propionate with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Also, let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Fluticasone Propionate only if prescribed by the doctor.


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