What is fluticasone used for?
Fluticasone nasal spray is used to treat sneezing, itchy or runny nose, or other symptoms caused by hay fever. It is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults. This is a steroid medicine. This medicine is available both over-the-counter (OTC) and with your doctor’s prescription.
How many times a day can I use fluticasone?
Adults—At first, 1 spray (93 micrograms [mcg]) fluticasone in each nostril two times a day. Some patients may need 2 sprays in each nostril two times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
What type of steroid is fluticasone?
Flonase (fluticasone) is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family of drugs and is prescribed for the control of symptoms of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.
Is fluticasone used for asthma?
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.
What are the side effects of fluticasone?
Fluticasone nasal spray may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- dryness, stinging, burning or irritation in the nose.
- bloody mucus in nose.
How long does fluticasone take to work?
This medication does not work right away. You may feel an effect as soon as 12 hours after starting treatment, but it may take several days before you get the full benefit. If your condition does not improve after 1 week, or if it worsens, stop using this medication and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Can fluticasone cause cough?
Flonase is available as a nasal spray and is sprayed into each nostril usually once daily. Common side effects of Flonase include cough, nosebleeds, and nasal burning or irritation.
Is fluticasone safe?
Fluticasone propionate aqueous nasal spray is safe and effective for children with seasonal allergic rhinitis. Pediatrics.