Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)
What is Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) used for?
Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) is an inhalable steroid prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from asthma. The medication reduces swelling and inflammation in the respiratory tract to allow easier breathing and to prevent symptoms such as chest tightness, coughing, or wheezing. Note that this medication is not an emergency inhaler and should not be used during an asthma attack. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) is normally administered once or twice daily at a dosage of one blister, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the dose remove the cover, manipulate the lever on the accuhaler to release the medicine, place your lips securely around the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply. It is recommended to hold your breath for five to ten seconds after each use to allow enough time for the medication to be absorbed into the lungs. Ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions about using the medicine to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Some patients using Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are signs of an infection, skin rashes, blurry vision, fatigue, or deterioration of your symptoms. Tell your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage to prevent further problems from occurring.
Before beginning the use of Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) be sure to inform your physician if you have diabetes or tuberculosis as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.