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Fluticasone Medication - Uses,& Side Effects

Fluticasone is a potent anti-inflammatory steroid. When administered intranasally in therapeutic doses, it has a direct anti-inflammatory action on the nasal mucosa, the mechanism of which is not yet completely defined.

Fluticasone Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once daily.
  • For children, the usual starting dose for children is 1 spray in each nostril once a day.

Uses of Fluticasone

  • Fluticasone is used to treat the inflammation that may caused by a number of medical conditions such as allergic reactions, and eczema.
  • It may also be used for other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide. 

Side Effects of Fluticasone

  • Before taken Fluticasone medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Fluticasone.
  • Side effects may include:
  • Congestion
  • Depression
  • Hoarseness
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of speech
  • Mouth infection or swelling
  • Nasal congestion

Warnings and precautions before taking Fluticasone:

  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products including amiodarone, antifungals such as fluconazole, itraconazole, and clarithromycin, cyclosporine, danazol, delavirdine, then you should tell your doctor. Because your doctor may be changed the doses of your medications.
  • It is not known whether the combination of fluticasone and salmeterol passes into breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding.
  • Mothers who are taking this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.

Drug Interaction:-

If you are taking Fluticasone with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Fluticasone with the following:

  • Agenerase
  • Crixivan
  • Fortovase
  • Norvir
  • Viracept
Overdose

After taken Fluticasone if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of Fluticasone overdose may include:

  • Enlarged face and neck
  • New or worsening acne
  • Muscle weakness
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Depression

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