Description and Brand Names
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US Brand Name
- Armonair Digihaler with eModule
- Armonair Respiclick
- Arnuity Ellipta
- Flovent Diskus
- Flovent HFA
- Flovent Rotadisk
Fluticasone belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly (every day), inhaled fluticasone decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, it will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.
This medicine must be used with a short-acting medicine (eg, albuterol) for an asthma attack or asthma symptoms that need attention right away.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Aerosol Powder
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Corticosteroids taken by mouth or injection have been shown to slow or stop growth in children and cause reduced adrenal gland function. If enough fluticasone is absorbed following inhalation, it is possible it also could cause these effects. Your doctor will want you to use the lowest possible dose of fluticasone that controls asthma. This will lessen the chance of an effect on growth or adrenal gland function. It is also important that children taking fluticasone visit their doctors regularly so that their growth rates may be monitored. Children who are taking this medicine may be more susceptible to infections, such as chickenpox or measles. Care should be taken to avoid exposure to chickenpox or measles. If the child is exposed or the disease develops, the doctor should be contacted and his or her directions should be followed carefully. Before this medicine is given to a child, you and your child's doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of ArmonAir® Digihaler™ and Flovent® HFA in children 4 years of age and older as maintenance treatment for asthma. However, safety and efficacy have not been established for ArmonAir® Digihaler™ and Flovent® HFA in children younger than 4 years of age.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of fluticasone in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more sensitive to the effects of Arnuity® Ellipta®, Flovent® Diskus®, or Flovent® HFA than younger adults. Elderly patients are also more likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving Armonair® or Arnuity® Ellipta®. .
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
- Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
- Grapefruit Juice
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Asthma attack, acute or
- Bronchospasm (difficulty with breathing), acute or
- Milk protein allergy, severe—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
- Blood vessel disease (eg, Churg-Strauss syndrome) or
- Bone problems (eg, osteoporosis) or
- Cataracts or
- Glaucoma—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
- Chickenpox (including recent exposure) or
- Herpes simplex (virus) infection of the eye or
- Infections (virus, bacteria, or fungus) or
- Measles or
- Tuberculosis, active or history of—Inhaled fluticasone can reduce the body's ability to fight off these infections.
- Infection or
- Stress or
- Surgery or
- Trauma—Supplementary oral corticosteroids may be needed. Check with your doctor.
- Liver disease, moderate to severe—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.
Inhaled fluticasone is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is not used to relieve an attack that has already started. For relief of an asthma attack that has already started, you should use another medicine. If you do not have another medicine to use for an attack or if you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.
Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. Also, do not stop using this medicine without telling your doctor. To do so may increase the chance of side effects. The full benefit of this medicine may take 1 to 2 weeks or longer to achieve.
This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet and patient instructions. Read these instructions carefully before using this medicine. If you do not understand the directions or you are not sure how to use the inhaler, ask your doctor to show you what to do. Also, ask your doctor to check regularly how you use the inhaler to make sure you are using it properly.
In order for this medicine to help prevent asthma attacks, it must be used every day in regularly spaced doses, as ordered by your doctor.
Gargling and rinsing your mouth with water after each dose may help prevent hoarseness, throat irritation, and infection in the mouth. However, do not swallow the water after rinsing.
To use the ArmonAir™ RespiClick® or ArmonAir® Digihaler™:
- Take the inhaler out of the pouch before you use it for the first time.
- Do not use the inhaler for this medicine with any other medicine.
- This medicine does not require priming. Do not use it with a spacer or volume holding chamber.
- Hold the inhaler upright and open the green cap all the way until it clicks. Do not open the green cap until you are ready to take a dose of this medicine.
- To inhale this medicine, breathe out fully, trying to get as much air out of the lungs as possible. Put the mouthpiece fully into your mouth and close your lips around it. Do not block the mouthpiece with your teeth or tongue. Do not block the vent above the mouthpiece with your lips or fingers.
- Breathe in through your mouth quickly and deeply as you can until you have taken a full deep breath. Hold your breath for about 10 seconds.
- Close the green cap after each inhalation. Rinse your mouth with water without swallowing after each inhalation.
- Keep the inhaler dry and clean at all times. Gently wipe the mouthpiece with a dry cloth or tissue as needed.
- The inhaler has a window that shows the number of doses remaining. This tells you when you are getting low on medicine. The doses counting down from 20 to 0 will show up in red to remind you to refill your prescription. Throw away the inhaler when the dose counter displays 0, 30 days after opening the pouch.
To use the Arnuity® Ellipta®:
- This medicine comes in foil tray. Peel back the lid to open.
- Before you use this medicine, the counter should show the number 30. The counter counts down by 1 each time you open the cover.
- Open the cover of the inhaler until you hear a clicking sound. The inhaler is now ready to use.
- Do not close the cover until you have taken your dose. If you open and close the cover without inhaling the dose, you will lose the medicine.
- Hold the inhaler away from your mouth and breathe out fully. Do not breathe out into the mouthpiece.
- Close your lips around the mouthpiece. Do not cover the air holes on the side of the mouthpiece.
- Breathe in through your mouth as steadily and as deeply as you can until you have taken a full deep breath. Do not breathe in through your nose.
- Hold your breath and remove the mouthpiece from your mouth. Continue holding your breath as long as you can up to 3 to 4 seconds before breathing out. This gives the medicine time to settle in your airways and lungs.
- Hold the inhaler well away from your mouth and breathe out slowly and gently.
- You may clean the mouthpiece with a dry tissue before you close the cover.
- When the dose counter reaches "10", call your doctor or pharmacist if refill is needed. Throw away the inhaler when the dose counter is at "0".
To use the Flovent® Diskus®:
- Take the inhaler out of the pouch before you use it for the first time.
- To open it, push the thumb grip away from you as far as it will go. You will hear a click and feel a snap. When open, the mouthpiece will appear.
- Slide the mouthpiece lever away from you as far as it will go until it clicks. The inhaler is now ready to use. Do not close, tilt, or move the lever.
- Turn your head away from the inhaler, and breathe out to the end of a normal breath. Do not breathe into the inhaler.
- Breathe in through your mouth as deeply as you can until you have taken a full deep breath. Do not breathe through your nose.
- Remove the mouthpiece from your mouth and hold your breath for about 10 seconds or for as long as you can, before breathing out slowly. This gives the medicine time to settle in your airways and lungs.
- If your doctor has told you to take more than one inhalation of medicine at each dose, take the second inhalation using exactly the same steps you used for your first dose.
- The inhaler will deliver your medicine as a very fine powder. Do not take another dose even if you cannot taste or feel it.
- When you are finished, close the inhaler. Place your thumb on the thumb grip, and slide it back towards you as far as it will go. You will hear it click shut.
- Rinse your mouth with water after breathing in the medicine. Do not swallow.
- The inhaler has a window that shows the number of doses left. This tells you when you are getting low on medicine. When the inhaler has 5 doses left, the numbers from 5 to 0 will show up in red to remind you to refill your prescription.
- Do not wash the inhaler. Always keep it dry. Do not use it with a spacer device.
To use the Flovent® HFA:
- When you use the inhaler for the first time, or if you have not used it for 7 days or longer, it may not deliver the right amount of medicine with the first puff. Test or prime it first by spraying the medicine into the air 4 times, away from your face. Avoid spraying in your eyes. Spray the inhaler once into the air if it has not been used in 7 days. The inhaler will now be ready to give the right amount of medicine when you use it.
- Shake the inhaler well for 5 seconds immediately before each use.
- Take the cap off the mouthpiece (the strap will stay attached to the actuator). Inspect the mouthpiece for the presence of foreign objects and make sure that the canister is fully and firmly inserted into the actuator.
- Breathe out fully through your mouth, expelling as much air from your lungs as possible. Place the mouthpiece fully into your mouth, holding the inhaler in the mouthpiece-down position and closing your lips around it.
- While breathing in deeply and slowly through your mouth, fully depress the top of the metal canister with your finger. Immediately after the puff is delivered, release your finger from the canister and remove the inhaler from your mouth.
- Hold your breath for about 10 seconds or for as long as you can, before breathing out slowly. This gives the medicine time to settle in your airway and lungs.
- If your doctor has told you to inhale more than one puff or inhalation , wait about 30 seconds, then gently shake the inhaler for 5 seconds. Take the second inhalation using exactly the same steps you used for your first dose.
- Rinse your mouth with water after breathing in the medicine. Do not swallow.
- Replace the cap on the mouthpiece after each use.
- Clean the actuator or mouthpiece at least once a week. Gently wipe the small circular opening where the medicine is sprayed out with a clean cotton swab dampened with water. Wipe the inside of the mouthpiece with a clean tissue dampened with water. Let it air dry overnight.
- The inhaler has a dose counter that keeps track of how many more times you can use it before you need to open a new one. When the dose counter reaches "020", call your doctor or pharmacist if refill is needed.
- If the dose counter is not working correctly, do not use the inhaler and return it to your pharmacy or doctor. Do not change the numbers or remove the counter from the canister. .
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
- For maintenance treatment of asthma:
- For inhalation dosage form (ArmonAir® Digihaler™):
- Adults and children 12 years of age and older—At first, 113 or 232 micrograms (mcg) 2 times a day (about 12 hours apart). Some patients may start on 55 mcg 2 times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed.
- Children 4 to 11 years of age—30 mcg 2 times a day (about 12 hours apart). Some patients may start on 55 mcg 2 times a day.
- Children younger than 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- For inhalation dosage form (ArmonAir® Digihaler™):
- For preventing an asthma attack:
- For inhalation dosage form (aerosol):
- Adults and children 12 years of age and older—At first, 88 micrograms (mcg) 2 times a day (about 12 hours apart). Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 880 mcg 2 times a day.
- Children 4 to 11 years of age—88 mcg 2 times a day (about 12 hours apart).
- Children younger than 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. .
- For inhalation dosage form (ArmonAir™ RespiClick® inhalation powder):
- Adults and children 12 years of age and older—At first, 55 mcg two times a day (about 12 hours apart). Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. Do not use this medicine more than 2 times every 24 hours.
- Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- For inhalation dosage form (Arnuity® Ellipta® inhalation powder):
- Adults and children 12 years of age and older— At first, 100 micrograms (mcg) once a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 200 mcg per day.
- Children 5 to 11 years of age—50 mcg once a day.
- Children younger than 5 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- For inhalation dosage form (Flovent® Diskus® inhalation powder):
- Adults and children 12 years of age and older—At first, 100 mcg two times a day (about 12 hours apart). Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 1000 mcg two times per day.
- Children 4 to 11 years of age—At first, 50 mcg two times a day (about 12 hours apart). Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 100 mcg two times per day.
- Children younger than 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- For inhalation dosage form (aerosol):
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
If you miss a dose of ArmonAir™ Respiclick®, Flovent® Diskus®, or Flovent® HFA, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Keep the medicine in the foil pouch until you are ready to use it. Store at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze.
Store the canister at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. Do not keep this medicine inside a car where it could be exposed to extreme heat or cold. Do not poke holes in the canister or throw it into a fire, even if the canister is empty.
Store the Flovent® HFA inhaler with the mouthpiece down.
If you will be using this medicine for a long time, it is very important that your doctor check your or you child's progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to check for any unwanted effects.
Although this medicine decreases the number of asthma episodes, it may increase the chance of a severe asthma attack when they do occur. Be sure to read about these risks in the patient information leaflet and talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any questions or concerns that you have.
You should not use this medicine if your asthma attack has already started. Your doctor will prescribe another medicine (eg, a short-acting inhaler) for you to use in case of an acute asthma attack. Make sure you understand how to use the short-acting inhaler. Talk to your doctor if you need instructions.
Talk with your doctor or get medical care right away if:
- Your or your child's symptoms do not improve after using this medicine for 2 weeks or if they become worse.
- Your short-acting inhaler does not seem to work as well as it used to and you or your child need it more often than normal (eg, you use 1 whole canister of the short-acting inhaler in 8 weeks time, or you need to use 4 or more inhalations of the short-acting inhaler for 2 or more days in a row).
- You or your child have a big decrease in your peak flow when measured as directed by your doctor.
This medicine may cause a fungus infection of the mouth or throat (thrush). Tell your doctor right away if you have white patches in the mouth or throat, or pain when eating or swallowing.
Do not change your dose or stop using your medicine without first asking your doctor.
Your doctor may want you to carry a medical identification (ID) card stating that you or your child are using this medicine. The card will say that you may need additional medicine during an emergency, a severe asthma attack or other illness, or unusual stress.
Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. Talk to your doctor if you have darkening of the skin, diarrhea, lightheadedness, dizziness or fainting, loss of appetite, mental depression, muscle pain or weakness, nausea, skin rash, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting.
This medicine may cause paradoxical bronchospasm, which means your breathing or wheezing will get worse. Paradoxical bronchospasm may be life-threatening. Check with your doctor right away if you have coughing, difficulty breathing, or wheezing after using this medicine.
This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Check with your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after using this medicine.
This medicine may decrease bone mineral density when used for a long time. A low bone mineral density can cause weak bones or osteoporosis. If you have any questions about this, ask your doctor.
Check with your doctor right away if blurred vision, difficulty in reading, or any other change in vision occurs during or after treatment. Your doctor may want your or your child's eyes be checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
This medicine may cause children to grow more slowly than usual. Talk to your child's doctor if you have any concerns.
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
- White patches in the mouth and throat
- Bone pain
- ear ache
- lower abdominal or stomach pain
- pain on passing urine
- redness or discharge of the eye, eyelid, or lining of the eye
- sore throat
- trouble swallowing
- vaginal discharge (creamy white) and itching
- Blindness, blurred vision, eye pain
- bone fractures
- chest tightness
- excess facial hair in women
- fullness or roundness of the face, neck, and trunk
- growth reduction in children or teenagers
- heart problems
- high blood pressure
- hives, skin rash
- impotence in males
- increased hunger, thirst, or urination
- lack of menstrual periods
- muscle wasting
- numbness and weakness of the hands and feet
- swelling of the face, lips, or eyelids
- trouble breathing
Incidence not known
- fast heartbeat
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
- Darkening of the skin
- loss of appetite
- mental depression
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- general aches and pains or general feeling of illness
- greenish-yellow mucus in the nose
- hoarseness or other voice changes
- runny, sore, or stuffy nose
- Bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
- eye irritation
- headache, severe and throbbing
- irregular or painful menstrual periods
- joint pain
- mouth irritation
- muscle soreness, sprain, or strain
- stomach pain
- weight gain
Incidence not known
- Decrease in height
- dry mouth
- flushed, dry skin
- fruit-like breath odor
- loss of voice
- pain in the back, ribs, arms or legs
- trouble sitting still
- unexplained weight loss
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Portions of this document last updated: May 01, 2023
Original article: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/fluticasone-inhalation-route/side-effects/drg-20067663
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- stuffy or runny nose.
- sore or irritated throat.
- painful white patches in the mouth or throat.
- ear infection.
Fluticasone is a corticosteroid given via oral, nasal, or topical routes. The route of administration depends on the patient's diagnosis. Oral fluticasone is FDA-approved to treat asthma and has an off-label use for chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and eosinophilic esophagitis.What are the desired effects of fluticasone? ›
FLUTICASONE (floo TIK a sone) treats allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffy nose. It may also be used to treat nasal polyps. It works by decreasing inflammation in your nose, making it easier to breathe.What are the side effects of fluticasone Webmd? ›
Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.How common are Flonase side effects? ›
Other adverse reactions with FLONASE Nasal Spray observed with an incidence less than or equal to 3% but greater than or equal to 1% and more common than with placebo included: blood in nasal mucus, runny nose, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, flu-like symptoms, aches and pains, dizziness, and bronchitis.What is important patient teaching for fluticasone? ›
Precautions while using fluticasone
This medicine may cause holes or ulcers in the cartilage of the nose and delay wound healing. Make sure your doctor knows if you have had nose surgery, a nose injury, or an infection in your nose in the last few months before using this medicine.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Administer FLONASE nasal spray by the intranasal route only. Prime FLONASE nasal spray before using for the first time or after a period of non-use (1 week or more) by shaking the Reference ID: 4372028 Page 2 2 contents well and releasing 6 sprays into the air away from the face.
When you breathe in your steroid inhaler medication, a small amount of steroid can stick to your mouth and throat as it makes its way into your lungs to help you breathe. If this small amount of steroid is not rinsed out from the inside of your mouth or throat, it can cause a fungal infection known as thrush.What are the systemic effects of fluticasone? ›
The systemic effects of inhaled corticosteroids may cause complications such as cataracts , loss of glycaemic control , skin bruising  and osteoporosis .Is anxiety a side effect of fluticasone inhaler? ›
Unfortunately, fluticasone is not going to cure your anxiety. There is never a single issue that causes anxiety, and even with the relief you get from the medication your anxiety is likely to last. In fact, there is some evidence that fluticasone can actually cause anxiety as a side effect.
Notes for Consumers: Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking Fluticasone without talking to your doctor or healthcare professional. Side effects from Fluticasone may get worse.When should you not use fluticasone? ›
- Injury to the nose, recent or.
- Nose surgery, recent or.
- Sores in the nose, recent—This medicine may prevent proper healing of these conditions.
Nasal dryness/irritation, nausea, or vomiting may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.How long does fluticasone stay in your system? ›
|Half-Lives of Common Asthma Medications|
|Glucocorticosteroids (inhaled)||fluticasone||14 hours|
|budesonide||2 to 3 hours|
Some side effects of fluticasone nasal may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.What are the pros and cons of Flonase? ›
- Advantages: Approved for the treatment of eye allergy symptoms in addition to nasal allergy symptoms.
- Disadvantages: Flowery smell bothers some people, contains an alcohol preservative that may cause irritation in some people.
FLONASE Allergy Relief has a well-established safety profile. FLONASE Allergy Relief is NOT associated with: Higher blood pressure and is not contraindicated in patients with hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, or kidney disease.Who Cannot take fluticasone? ›
Who should NOT take this medication? Fluticasone propionate nasal spray should not be used by anyone who: is allergic to fluticasone or to any of the ingredients of the medication. has untreated fungal, bacterial, or tuberculosis infections of the respiratory tract.Should you take fluticasone before bed? ›
Is it better to use FLONASE at night? In short, no. One daily dose of FLONASE Allergy Relief delivers 24-hour relief from your worst allergy symptoms. So, even if you take it in the morning, you're still covered for all night long, without pesky allergy symptoms.What class of drug is fluticasone? ›
It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Fluticasone works by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nasal passages and sinuses.
These medications are swallowed, rather than inhaled, to coat the esophagus and provide a topical anti-inflammatory effect. For fluticasone MDI, patients puff the medication into their mouth and then swallow it.Do you rinse your mouth after using fluticasone inhaler? ›
Gargle and rinse your mouth with water after each dose. This will help prevent hoarseness, throat irritation, and infection in the mouth. Do not swallow the water after rinsing. Replace the mouthpiece cover after using the medicine.Can you use fluticasone inhaler to swallow? ›
Put the mouthpiece in your mouth, and close your lips around the mouthpiece. Hold your breath; press the inhaler; and swallow. Do NOT breathe in until the medicine is swallowed. Repeat these steps if you are instructed to take two puffs of the fluticasone.How do you assess for fluticasone propionate nursing? ›
Look for signs of sensitivity to the medication. Signs consist of rash, itching, swelling of the neck, and shortness of breath. This can occur at any point during the course of treatment. Observe the level of symptom severity to determine if the medication is effective or if the dose can be decreased.What happens if you drink water after inhaler? ›
If you are using a corticosteroid inhaler, gargle and rinse out your mouth with water after use. Do not swallow the water. Swallowing the water will increase the chance that the medicine will get into your bloodstream. This may make it more likely that you will have side effects.Do you swallow the mist from the inhaler? ›
Spit out the water; don't swallow it. Also, using your inhaler just before brushing your teeth is a good way to avoid three things: fungal colonization, a bad taste in your mouth and a hoarse voice.Can you swallow after using inhaler? ›
You do not need to wait between puffs for other medicines. Put the cap back on the mouthpiece and make sure it is firmly closed. After using your inhaler, rinse your mouth with water, gargle, and spit. Do not swallow the water.Does fluticasone enter the bloodstream? ›
Rarely, it is possible that corticosteroids given in the nose will be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children and people who use this medication for a long time and in high doses.What is the most common adverse effect of intranasal corticosteroids? ›
Side effects of steroid nasal sprays
dryness and crustiness in the nose. a dry, irritated throat. an unpleasant taste in the mouth. itchiness, redness and swelling in the nose.
Mild throat irritation is another common side effect, which can result from dripping of the medication down the back of throat due to incorrect position of the head or breathing in too quickly when pumping the medication (snorting the medication).
Fluticasone has a strong affinity for the glucocorticoid receptor. This means it is less likely to cause salt and water retention, and therefore less likely to cause high blood pressure, low potassium levels, or high sodium levels.Can Flonase cause panic attacks? ›
Side effects from decongestant medications may include a fast heart rate, rapid breathing, chest discomfort, increased sweating, blurred vision, and dizziness. All of these adverse reactions can mimic the symptoms of anxiety, and in sensitive individuals, may even precipitate panic attacks.Is fluticasone a strong steroid? ›
Fluticasone propionate, a potent corticosteroid with high specificity for the glucocorticoid receptor, is available as an aqueous nasal spray for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.Does fluticasone propionate have mental side effects? ›
mental/mood changes (such as depression, mood swings, agitation), bone pain, wheezing, runny or stuffy nose, or.Can you have an allergic reaction to fluticasone inhaler? ›
Check with your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after using this medicine. This medicine may decrease bone mineral density when used for a long time.Is it bad to use fluticasone daily? ›
Unlike some decongestant nasal sprays, which cannot be used for more than 3 days, FLONASE Allergy Relief can be used every day and provides sustained 24-hour symptom relief.Is blood pressure a side effect of fluticasone? ›
FLONASE Allergy Relief is NOT associated with: Higher blood pressure and is not contraindicated in patients with hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, or kidney disease.Can Flonase cause anxiety? ›
Fluticasone is a prescription-only anti-inflammatory corticosteroid whose job is to reduce inflammation of bodily tissue. Because anxiety is a possible side effect of fluticasone, people who suffer from anxiety may want to rethink taking it as medication- particularly if it is being taken to treat breathing problems.How many times a day can I use fluticasone propionate inhaler? ›
If you're taking a prescription spray, do not stop using it unless the doctor advises you to do so. You may need to reduce your dose gradually. This can help avoid unpleasant side effects (withdrawal symptoms), such as severe tiredness, joint pain, being sick and dizziness.
Takeaway. Stopping using Flonase (fluticasone) nasal spray abruptly typically won't cause issues. If you start taking Flonase while taking oral steroids, your doctor may gradually decrease your dose of the oral steroids to avoid withdrawal symptoms.Can fluticasone make congestion worse? ›
"For instance, a nasal steroid spray containing fluticasone, like Flonase, can also help reduce nasal congestion and prolonged use doesn't cause rebound congestion," says Dr. Ahmed.Why are inhaled steroids better than oral? ›
Inhaled corticosteroids: Because they are delivered directly to the lungs, inhaled steroids require smaller doses (measured in micrograms—mcg), have fewer side effects, and are safer for long-term use. They are considered the first-line controller medication for people with asthma.Does Flonase affect the brain? ›
Oral and Inhaled Glucocorticoids Both Trigger Brain Decline
Common glucocorticoids include medications such as Flonase (fluticasone) and prednisone.
In conclusion, high-dose inhaled fluticasone appears to have a faster and stronger effect in reducing airway inflammation than oral prednisone and to be at least as effective as prednisone in reducing plasma exudation, bronchial obstruction and symptoms in moderate exacerbations of asthma.