Fluticasone | indications | uses and side effects

Inhalation: Maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy; also indicated for patients requiring oral corticosteroid therapy for asthma to assist in total discontinuation or reduction of total oral dose
Management of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and nonallergic rhinitis



Nasal spray: Management of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and nonallergic rhinitis




Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream: Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream is one of a group of medicines known as corticosteroids, which have a high anti-inflammatory effect when used topically. Fluticasone is a potent corticosteroid that is applied to the skin to treat a wide variety of inflammatory skin diseases. It is used for the relief of inflamed skin, redness and itching in several skin problems not caused by germs and responsive to corticosteroids.

Dosage: Fluticasone nasal spray

Adults
The recommended starting dosage in adults is 2 sprays (50 mcg of fluticasone propionate each) in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg). The same total daily dose, 1 spray in each nostril administered twice daily (e.g., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) is also effective. After the first few days, patients may be able to reduce their dose to 1 spray in each nostril once daily for maintenance therapy.
Maximum total daily doses should not exceed 2 sprays in each nostril (total dose, 200 mcg/day). There is no evidence that exceeding the recommended dose is more effective.

Adolescents and Children (Aged 4 Years and Older)

The recommended starting dosage in adolescents and children, aged 4 years and older is 1 spray in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 100 mcg). Patients not adequately responding to 1 spray in each nostril may use 2 sprays in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg). Once adequate control is achieved, the dosage should be decreased to 1 spray in each nostril once daily. The maximum total daily dosage should not exceed 2 sprays in each nostril (200 mcg/day).

Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream:

Do not use the product in children under 1 year.
Tell your doctor if the symptoms do not improve within one or two weeks of starting treatment. Once the skin condition has improved (usually within one to two weeks), you should apply the cream less frequently. Using the cream daily for more than 4 weeks is not recommended.

This medicine should only be used in children to relieve inflamed skin, redness and itching caused by atopic dermatitis under supervision of a medical specialist. You should consult a dermatologist before using this medicine in other types of dermatoses in children.

Common side effect:

Inhalation: - Central nervous system: Malaise/fatigue, headache - Gastrointestinal: Oral candidiasis - Neuromuscular and skeletal: Arthralgia/articular rheumatism, musculoskeletal pain - Respiratory: Sinusitis/sinus infection, upper respiratory tract infection, throat irritation, nasal congestion/blockage, rhinitis
Nasal spray: - Central nervous system: Headache
Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream: Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 patients):
• Itching (pruritus).
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 patients):
• Local burning sensation.



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