Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)
What is Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) used for?
Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) is an inhalable corticosteroid used to treat patients who are suffering from asthma. The medication reduces inflammation and swelling in the respiratory tract to prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as chest tightness, coughing, or wheezing. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Always use Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) according to the instructions provided by your physician to get the most effective results from treatment. One dose is normally given one to three times each day, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the inhaler remove the cap, put your lips securely around the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply while pressing down on the canister to release one spray. If you have not used the inhaler for more than one week it may be necessary to prime it by pointing it away from your face and pressing the canister until one spray is released. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)?
The use of Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are rashes, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, signs of an infection, blurry vision, trouble breathing, or deterioration of your asthma symptoms. Tell your physician if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent further problems from occurring.
Inform your physician if you have diabetes or tuberculosis before beginning the use of Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate). These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Flixotide Inhaler (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.