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    Fluticasone Topical

    Information about Fluticasone Topical

    Fluticasone topical uses

    Fluticasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms and asthma.

    How fluticasone topical works

    Fluticasone Topical is a corticosteroid. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in the body that are responsible for inflammation.

    Common side effects of fluticasone topical

    Throat irritation, Hoarseness of voice, Cough

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    Expert advice for Fluticasone Topical

    • Fluticasone Topical ‘dampens down’ inflammation in the lungs to provide long-term (maintenance) treatment of asthma and prevent disease progression.
    • Fluticasone Topical will not work for an ongoing asthma attack. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.
    • Learn the correct technique of using metered dose inhalers (MDI) and dry powder inhalers (DPI) to ensure that the right amount of medication reaches your lungs, and side effects are minimized.
    • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
    • Take it at the same time every day to prevent asthma attacks.
    • Do not open and close the cover unnecessarily as you will lose the medicine.
    • Never breathe out into the mouthpiece.
    • Only minuscule amounts of Fluticasone Topical may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects such or weight gain are unlikely.

    Frequently asked questions for Fluticasone Topical

    Fluticasone Topical

    Q. Is fluticasone an antibiotic/steroid/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug?

    Fluticasone is a steroid but not an antibiotic/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic/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 the same as Nasonex/Flonase?

    Fluticasone is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray. However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies

    Q. Is Fluticasone safe?

    Yes. Fluticasone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

    Q. Is it used in infants?

    It is used for skin allergies in children or infants. Please consult your doctor before use

    Q. What is used for?

    Fluticasone (nasal drop, nasal spray) is used to treat nasal inflammation such as coughing, wheezing, blocked nose, runny nose. It is also used as topical cream to treat various skin allergies and infections

    Q. Is fluticasone used for cold?

    It is not used for common cold

    Q. Does fluticasone propionate cause drowsiness/wakefulness?

    Fluticasone 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. Does fluticasone cause nose bleeds?

    Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of fluticasone nasal spray/inhaler is nose bleeding. If your bleeding 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 24 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)