Fluticasone propionate is generally used in treatment of allergy symptoms, asthma, oral lichen planus, severe allergic reactions and skin disorders Salmeterol is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Application site reactions (burning
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
itching and redness)
How to use
Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Direct the spray away from the cartilage diving the two sides of your nose and toward the sides of your nostril. As you spray, breath gently and keep the head upright. Repeat in the other nostril. For directions before use, please check the label. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.
How it works
Fluticasone propionate is a steroid. It blocks the production of some chemical messengers that cause inflammation, redness, swlling & other allergies in the body thereby improving the condition. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles in the airways & respiratory tract to make the condition better. This helps in making the breathing easier.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate an antibiotic/steroid/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug? Fluticasone propionate is a steroid but not an antibiotic/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinerhic/decongestant drug.It is used to treat nasal congestion (decongestant) and other symptoms caused by allergies or conditions like asthma
Q. Does it contain sulfa? It does not contain sulfa
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate available over the counter? No. Fluticasone propionate is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate the same as Nasonex/Flonase? Fluticasone propionate is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray
Q. Does it contain acetaminophen? However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies. Acetaaminofen is a different medication
Q. What is used for? Fluticasone (in the form of inhaler) is used to treat symptoms of asthma and nasal inflammation such as coughing, wheezing, blocked nose, runny nose
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate used for cold? It is also used as topical cream to treat various skin allergies and infections. It is not used for common cold
Q. Can I take Fluticasone propionate with Benadryl/Sudafed/Zyrtec/ Afrin/Allegra/Mucinex? Yes. Fluticasone propionate may be taken with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)/Zyrtec (cetrizine)/ Afrin (oxymetazoline)/Allegra (fexofenadine)/Mucinex (guaifenesin) if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does Fluticasone propionate propionate cause weight gain/drowsiness/ wakefulness? Fluticasone propionate may cause weight gain since it is a steroid drug. It may cause drowsiness or wakefulness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate addictive? No. Fluticasone propionate is not an addictive or a controlled/banned substance
Q. Dose Fluticasone propionate cause nose bleeds? Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of Fluticasone propionate nasal spray/inhaler is nose bleeding. If your bleeding is more or does not stop, please consult your doctor
Q. Can I take Fluticasone propionate if I have high blood pressure? It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Fluticasone propionate if you have high blood pressure.
Q. Is Salmeterol a steroid inhaler/ a bronchodilator/ beta blocker? Salmeterol belongs to a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is not a steroid; however it is available in combination with steroids as an inhaler. It is not a beta blocker
Q. Is Salmeterol the same as albuterol/ salbutamol/ Ventolin /Advair/ Seretride/ Esiflo 250? Salmeterol (also available as Seretride, Esiflo 250) is different from salbutamol (also known as albuterol, Ventolin). Advair is brand name for Salmeterol and fluticasone combination
Q. How quickly does Salmeterol work? Salmeterol will not work quickly enough to relieve an asthma attack that has already started; it is used for prevention of asthma attack. Your doctor may prescribe another inhaler (a shorter-acting bronchodilator), if you get an attack
Q. Is Salmeterol licensed for COPD? Salmeterol is licensed for the treatment of COPD
Q. Does Seretide stunt growth/ hoarseness/ increased blood pressure/ weight gain? Salmeterol (Seretide) is not known to cause stunt growth/ hoarseness/ increased blood pressure/ weight gain. However, if you experience such side effects please consult your doctor.
Fluticasone propionate is used to treat a variety of conditions that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.Fluticasone propionate can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Fluticasone propionate. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.Do not stop taking Fluticasone propionate suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
Do not inhale a double dose to make up for a missed one.Do not use Salmeterol during an attack of asthma or COPD. Your doctor will prescribe a short-acting inhaler to use during attacks.Do not stop using Salmeterol without talking to your doctor.If you suddenly stop using Salmeterol, your symptoms may worsen.Do not take Salmeterol, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Salmeterol, Always activate and use the inhaler device in a level, horizontal position. Do not try to use a spacer device with Salmeterol.To prepare the device for use, open the protective foil pouch and remove the inhaler device. Hold the device in one hand. Use the thumb of the opposite hand to push the thumb grip as far away from you as it will go. The mouthpiece will appear and snap into position.Hold the device in a level, flat position with the mouthpiece toward you. Use your thumb to slide the lever away from you as far as it will go. You should hear a click. The device is now ready for use.Do not close or tilt the device, play with the lever, or move the lever more than once. You may accidentally release or waste a dose.
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