Generic Name - Fluticasone
Category - Asthma
Fluticasone is indicated for the treatment of asthma attacks (sudden episodes of shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing). Asthma is a disease in which the airways become blocked causing difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing and coughing. Fluticasone works by decreasing swelling and irritation in the airways to allow for easier breathing.
Fluticasone Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Fluticasone is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Fluitacasone may interact with other medications. Inform your doctor of pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the counter medicines including vitamins, minerals and herbal products.
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Fluticasone,
The usual recommended dosage of Fluticasone for asthma is 2 sprays in each nostril once daily. (Some doctors may prescribe 1 spray in each nostril every 12 hours.) Once the symptoms are under control, the doctor may reduce the dose to 1 spray in each nostril once daily.
Fluticasone Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Fluticasone side Effects include abdominal pain, chest pain, coughing, hoarseness, dizziness or light headedness, fever or chills, skin rash and itching (hives), sore mouth, with white curd-like patches in the mouth or throat, troubled breathing or wheezing, unusual swelling and unusual tiredness or weakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Fluticasone.
Fluticasone and Pregnancy
There are no adequate or well-controlled studies to indicate the safety and effectiveness of Fluticasone in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Fluticasone and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Fluticasone passes into human milk. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Fluticasone and Pediatric
Fluticasone should be used with caution in children below 2 years of age, as it may increase the risk of adrenal suppression.
Fluticasone and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Fluticasone in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Fluticasone serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.