Fluticasone is a corticosteroid( steroid Any of several synthetic hormones of related structure).drugs used to treat signs associated with to an overactive immune response from numerous situation like allergies and asthma.
Its to be found in generic or brand-name, over-the-counter (OTC), and recommendation forms. Side effects from fluticasone can depend on the form, dose, and the individual body system.
the most mutual variety of fluticasone is Flonase nasal spray. It’s always ready over the counter to treat signs of hay fever or allergic rhinitis(nose mucous) . Signs may add runny nose, sneezing,swelling of nasal passages and also itchy, watery eyes.
Other related forms of fluticasones topically may be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis(noncontegious disease) Corticosteroids works to help calm the skin reactions such as redness, itching, scaling, flaky skin patches and irritation.
Fluticasones can be used alone or together with other related drugs to treat signs associated with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This causes wheezing, shortness of breath, runny nose and also inflammation making it hard to breathe.
What are the forms of fluticasone?
Fluticasone is available in several different forms. Topical (cream, ointment, lotion) examples include:
- fluticasone propionate cream (Cutivate cream)
- fluticasone propionate lotion (Cutivate lotion)
- fluticasone propionate ointment (Cutivate ointment)
- Oral (inhalation powder) examples include:
- fluticasones propionate (Flovent Diskus)
- fluticasones propionate and salmeterol xinafoate (Advair HFA, Advair Diskus, AirDuo Digihaler)
- fluticasone furoate and vilanterol trifenatate (Breo)
- fluticasone-umeclidinium-vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta)
- Nasal (spray)
- fluticasones propionate (XHANCE, Flonase Nasal Spray, Flonase Allergy Relief)
- fluticasone furoate (Flonase Sensimist Allergy Relief)
What are the side effects of fluticasone?
Normally, corticosteroids when u takes it orally or through injection have greater risk of more serious side effects than topical, nasal, or inhaled forms.
Always bear this in mind, that it isn’t a full list of possible side effects. Always discuss with your pharmacist or doctor about any specific side effects or other concerns about fluticasone like:
- Fluticasones nasal spray
- Common side effects
- nose bleeds, burning, and irritation
- nausea or vomiting
- sore throat
- runny nose
- Serious side effects
- signs of infection (fever, chills, sore throat, etc.)
- trouble breathing or swallowing
- thick nasal discharge
- slow wound healing
- tiredness and muscle weakness
- tear in your nasal cartilage (septum), causing bleeding, whistling, or runny nose
Difficult side effects
allergic have reactions ( like swelling of face, throat, tongue, skin rash, itching, wheezing, and shortness of breath)
changes in smell and taste
changes in eye pressure
blurred vision or other vision disfunction
eye irritation and pain
trouble breathing or chest tightness
thrush (yeast infection in your nose, mouth, or throat)
Research shows incorrect use of fluticasone nasal spray can impact effectiveness and compliance and lead to side effects enquire more from a medical team.
Side effects of inhaled fluticasone
- throat irritation and hoarseness
- dry mouth
- changes in smell or taste
Guides while taking fluticasone
Follow these precautions when taking fluticasone:
For topical products, always wash your hands before and after applying the medication. Don’t cover the affected area unless your doctor tells you to do so.Rinse your mouth after using an inhaler.
Let your doctor know if you have unusual changes in taste or smell when using this medication.
Ask your pharmacist how to use the medication properly and about specific side effects.
In case of accidental poisoning or overdose, call the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222, or seek emergency help immediately.
Special precautions when taking fluticasone
Tell your doctor if your symptoms don’t improve or get worse after a few weeks on fluticasone or if you have any of these:
- eye problems like glaucoma or cataracts
- liver disease, which may need monitoring
- exposure to chickenpox or measles
- an infection (viral, bacterial, or fungal)
- taking medication for an infection
- problems with your immune system
- surgery of the nose
- injury or sores
- pregnant or breastfeeding
- taking HIV or antifungal medications
- thyroid problems
- bone-related problems
- poor circulation
Make sure to tell your doctor about any other conditions or allergies to any medications you may have.
The risk of using fluticasones in pregnancy isn’t known. It might be necessary for you to take fluticasone even during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about the benefits of using fluticasone versus any potential risks to you and your baby.
It isn’t known if inhaled, nasal, or topical fluticasone passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor about any risks if you’re using fluticasone while breastfeeding.
The safety of fluticasone use in children under 4 years of age hasn’t been determined. There’s a risk corticosteroids may slow growth in children with regular use. The risk is higher with oral or injectable corticosteroids. If your child is taking fluticasone, the doctor will monitor their growth.
Anyone with kidney, liver, or heart problems, a poor immune system, or who is prone to infections may need special monitoring. Depending on the type, dose, and amount of time fluticasone is used, your doctor will discuss risks of using the medication.
In some people, there’s a greater risk of side effects with topical fluticasone because the skin may be thin or damaged. It’s best to limit use and only when benefits outweigh risks.
ALWAYS KNOW WHEN TO SEEK EMERGENCY CARE
if you have any of these symptoms, try as much as possible to contact the emergency room or call emergency number 911, whenever you notice this signs :
- a rash
- swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
- difficulty breathing
- asthma symptoms that don’t improve, you have trouble breathing, or symptoms get worse
- severe nosebleeds
- an infection, fever, cough, or sore throat
- white patches in your mouth, throat, or nose
- sores, redness, or wounds that won’t heal
- dizziness, blurred vision, or eye pain
- tiredness or weakness
- nausea or vomiting
- severe headaches
- weight loss or gain
- increased thirst
- swelling of feet
Fluticasone is always ready in several different forms, following the popular OTC brand Flonase. It’s available alone or in combination with other drugs.
Its effects depend on the combinations, dosage, steady of use, and personal reactions.