Fluticasone Nasal Spray
Fluticasone Dry Powder Inhaler
Fluticasone Metered Dose Inhaler
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Fluticasone Topical Cream
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Fluticasone Topical Lotion
What is fluticasone?
Fluticasone is a corticosteroid used to treat asthma and rhinitis. There are two types: fluticasone furoate and fluticasone propionate. Fluticasone is most commonly taken in an inhaler form but can also be administered topically.
What is fluticasone used for?
- Cold & Flu symptoms
Fluticasone is used to treat conditions that occur from an overactive immune system. Symptoms such as a swollen throat and runny nose, rashes and sores can all be eased using fluticasone.
How does fluticasone work?
Fluticasone relaxes the immune system, easing the body's over-reaction to viral or environmental irritants. It reduces inflammation in the respiratory tract, alleviating the symptoms of colds, flu and allergies.
It works to soothe the inner lining of the nose, relax the chest and loosen mucus. By relaxing the immune system, Fluticasone can prevent and reduce the instances of asthma attacks by opening the airways and making it easier to breathe. It cannot reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack once it has begun because it is a longer-term solution.
Types of fluticasone
There are two types of fluticasone: fluticasone furoate and fluticasone propionate. There are subtle differences between the two, with furoate being weaker than propionate. The propionate version can therefore not be used in children below 4, while the furoate version can be used in ages 2 and above.
Fluticasone furoate, however, is generally cheaper.
Fluticasone can be found as an inhaler or a nasal spray, while fluticasone can be taken in both these forms as well as a topical ointment.
Fluticasone side effects
When inhaled, fluticasone can irritate the respiratory system. It can cause nausea, fatigue, weight gain and high blood sugar, as well as stomach pains and fever.
Fluticasone can also cause oral thrush (thrush in the mouth) when inhaled.
When used topically, fluticasone can cause photosensitivity, acne, stretch marks and thinning skin.
Fluticasone nasal spray has the most serious side effects, including nose bleeds, wheeziness, tiredness, severed septum, sore throat, vomiting, hoarseness and trouble breathing.
What is fluticasone used for?
Fluticasone is used to treat symptoms of asthma and rhinitis. It reduces the symptoms of allergies or irritation caused by the immune system.
What does fluticasone do?
Fluticasone relaxes the immune system, which is useful when an immune response is overly aggressive.
What is fluticasone propionate cream used for?
Used topically, fluticasone is an anti-inflammatory. It is used to reduce rashes and inflammation associated with allergies or illnesses.
What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray used for?
Fluticasone nasal spray is used to unblock the nose or reduce inflammation along the respiratory system. It is used to reduce the symptoms of cold and flu such as runny or blocked nose, sneezing and teary eyes.
How to use fluticasone propionate nasal spray?
To use fluticasone nasal spray, squirt the solution into your nostril and inhale simultaneously. Follow the dosage instructions on the packet.
Is fluticasone the same as flonase?
Fluticasone is often sold under the brand name Flonase.
Is fluticasone a steroid?
Yes, fluticasone is a corticosteroid.
Is fluticasone safe for a child?
Fluticasone propionate can be used by children over 4 and Fluticasone furoate can be used by children over 2.
Is fluticasone nasal spray safe during pregnancy?
Yes, fluticasone can be used throughout pregnancy at the recommended dose.
Can fluticasone cause oral thrush?
Yes, a fluticasone inhaler can cause oral thrush. To avoid this, wash the case after each use.
Does fluticasone expire?
Yes, fluticasone spray and inhalers become less effective over time. For many manufacturers, this is one year after purchase, but they are not harmful after expiry – just less effective.
Conditions that fluticasone might help include
Just one spray of fluticasone has been found to significantly reduce the symptoms of allergies within 12 hours of use. 100μg for children and 200μg for adults was the minimum dose.
Studies have found fluticasone to be an effective treatment for asthma in both children and adults. For children, just 50μg was enough to see an increase in their ability to breathe, and adults responded well to doses ranging from 25μg to 500μg.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is less likely to kill people that use fluticasone. Inhaling 500ug of fluticasone daily has been found to improve lung function, especially in patients with high baselines levels of Nitrous Oxide.
Fluticasone can effectively reduce itching, swelling and redness associated with eczema. Studies have found that a concentration of just 0.005% applied twice daily is enough to reduce symptoms in 80% of people.
110μg of fluticasone works as a treatment for the symptoms of rhinitis. A study found that this dose can reduce nasal symptoms such as itching and sneezing as well as eye symptoms such as itching and watering.
An RCT on a small group of children found that 50μg of Fluticasone can reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea in children.
Fluticasone may treat:
Fluticasone desired effects:
- Decreased Capillary Permeability
- Decreased Fibroblast Migration
- Decreased Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte Migration
- Decreased Lysosomal Function
- Decreased Glucocorticoid Secretion
- Decreased Protein Synthesis
Fluticasone drug classes:
Fluticasone pharmacologic actions:
- Anti-Inflammatory Agents
- Dermatologic Agents
- Bronchodilator Agents
- Anti-Allergic Agents
Fluticasone mechanism of action:
- Glucocorticoid Receptor Agonists
- Corticosteroid Hormone Receptor Agonists