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What is Fluticasone used for?

Fluticasone is an oral inhalation medication used to treat asthma. It belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids, which helps reduce asthma symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, and chest tightness. This medication reduces swelling and inflammation in the nasal passages, which makes breathing easier. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Fluticasone?

The dosage of Fluticasone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Fluticasone. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

Fluticasone is usually inhaled twice a day. After using this medicine, rinse your mouth with water.

What if you miss a dose of Fluticasone?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Fluticasone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Fluticasone?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Fluticasone, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Fluticasone?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Fluticasone.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Fluticasone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Fluticasone?

Like other medicines, Fluticasone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Fluticasone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Fluticasone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Fluticasone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Fluticasone can cause side effects such as weakness, anxiety, pimples, shortness of breath, extreme tiredness, depression, and irregular menstruation. 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.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Fluticasone?

Is it possible for me to use Fluticasone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Fluticasone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Fluticasone?
How will Fluticasone work in my body?
How should Fluticasone be used?
How to reduce the risk of Fluticasone drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Fluticasone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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