What is fluticasone?
Fluticasone (fluticasone propionate) is a chemical compoundthat belongs to the line of corticosteroid drugs, with anti-inflammatory effect and hasaction on the respiratory tractaffected by inflammatory and irritative processes caused by infections. (1)
What is fluticasone for?
- Fluticasone, thanks to its therapeutic properties, works by blocking the release of certain natural substances from the bodythat cause allergic symptoms. This actionimproves the flow of air to the lungsand reduces the annoying symptoms characteristic of allergic processes andrespiratory diseases.
It is used to treat:
Fluticasone dosage and routes of administration
The presentation of fluticasone is in a pressurized container with a mouthpiece for inhalationof 60 and 120 doses. The route of administrationis oral and the dosage for information purposes can be as follows:
- Mild asthma : Adults a dose of 100 to 250 μg, 2 times a day through each nostril.
- Moderate asthma : Adults a dose of 250 to 500 μg 2 times a day.
- Severe asthma: Adults a dose of 500 to 1000 μg, 2 times a day. Children 4 years of age and older, 50 to 200 μg twice daily.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Adults one dose of 500 μg twice a day.
- Hay fever and other allergic symptoms: One dose of 100 to 250 μg in each nostril, once a day.
What products contain fluticasone?
Some of the medicines that contain fluticasone are:
- Flixotide® is a medication that contains fluticasone propionate as an active ingredient , a corticosteroid chemical compound with anti-inflammatory properties.
- It is used to treat mild to severe asthma .
- Lasfligen® is a drug that uses Two combined active ingredients: salmeterol and fluticasone .
- It is used in the regular treatment of asthma, in case of insufficient control with inhaled corticosteroid.
- Rivilio® is a medicine that contains salmeterol and fluticasone, which comes in a 50 mcg/25 mcg presentation.
- It is indicated for the treatment of reversible obstructive airway disease , including asthma in children and adults.
- Relvare® is a combination drug that uses two active ingredients, fluticasone and inhaled vilanterol.
- It is indicated for the maintenance treatment of airway obstruction in patients with COPD.
Fluticasone Side Effects
Therapeutic treatment with fluticasone may cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain patient population.
- Possible allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
- Candidiasis of the mouth and throat.
- Anxiety , Sleep disorders and behavior changes.
- May cause temporary suppression of adrenocortical function.
- Risk of Cushing’s Syndrome .
Important: If any of these symptoms or any other symptoms not included in the list appear during treatment with fluticasone, please stop using it and inform your doctor or pharmacist .
Contraindications and warnings of fluticasone
The use of fluticasone is contraindicated in patients with the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity by contact with any component of the formula.
- If you are being treated with antifungal medicines for fungal infections.
- During pregnancy or Breastfeeding period .
To emphasize: Provide all information about your health history to your doctor, before starting treatment with fluticasone.
Avoid it if you have:
- History of hypersensitivity to fluticasone.
- Recent surgical interventions in the nose.
- Respiratory tract infection.
- History of tuberculosis or ocular herpes.
- Pharmaceuticals, such as fluticasone, should not be given without a prescription or prescription.
- Discard the container of this medication after using all of its contents.
- Keep the container of this medication away from intense heat or fire, as its contents are pressurized.
- Fluticasone is not recommended for use in children under 1 year of age.
- Avoid contact of the contents of the container with the eyes.
- Keep this product out of the reach of children.
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