Fluticasone Propionate is a synthetic corticosteroid given in the condition called inflammation. This is available in different dosage forms like nasal spray, discus and rotahalers. They are used to relieve allergic signs and symptoms by decreasing the inflammation in the body. It belongs to the class of corticosteroids.
The ailments it is used for:
Fluticasone Propionate is an anti allergic drug given in the following conditions such as:
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis
- Perennial non allergic rhinitis
- Stuffy nose
- Itchy nose
- Discomfort of hay fever
Understanding the drug Fluticasone Propionate:
Fluticasone Propionate is available as anti allergic drug that is used to control the allergic signs and symptoms.
How it works?
Fluticasone propionate is a steroidal drug and produces anti inflammatory effects. It inhibits the formation of inflammatory mediators which causes allergic symptoms like runny nose, sneezing and sore throat. It stops the biosynthesis of potent inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes. This way, it stops the allergic signs and symptoms.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Fluticasone Propionate if you:
- Are allergic to Fluticasone propionate
- Have any past record of disease conditions like tuberculosis, lung infection, glaucoma and herpes infection
- are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant
- are breast feeding
- are taking oral steroidal medicines
- have recent nasal injury or surgery
- are having diabetes
How much to take?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. The usual recommended dose of Fluticasone Propionate is one or two sprays per nostril. Always take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Fluticasone Propionate is available in two strength combination at our site:
- Flixotide Diskus 100 mcg
- Flixotide Diskus 250 mcg
Who is the manufacturer?
Flixotide Diskus containing Fluticasone Propionate is manufactured by Cipla pharmaceutical ltd, a pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 60, 120 and 180 doses.
How to take?
Fluticasone Propionate is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Read thoroughly all the instructions mentioned on the instruction label.
When to take?
Always take the medicine as instructed by the Doctor or Pharmacist. Don’t consume the medicine in a greater amount. Generally, Fluticasone Propionate is taken twice each day. The intake of dosage varies from patient to patient. So, doctor will recommend the best therapeutic dose for you. Consult your doctor before taking the drug.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the intake of the drug.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help if you experience high degree of sleepiness
What if you miss the dose?
Try to take the medicine at the same time each day. This reduces the chances of missing dose. Talk to your Doctor if you miss the Dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up with the previous one.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also have undesired effects with it. Fluticasone Propionate shows common side effects such as:
- Runny nose
- Bleeding in nose
- Stomach pain
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious consideration are stated below:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Vision problems
- Irregular heartbeat
- Breathing difficulties
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Fluticasone Propionate. Drugs listed below may interact with Fluticasone Propionate and can increase its sedation effect:
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Always take the medicine as per prescription
- Don’t use the expired medicine
- Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
- Discard the month after using it for six months. Always ask the pharmacist for the proper way of disposal
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine