Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)
What is Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) used for?
Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) is an inhalable medication used as a long-term treatment for patients who are suffering from asthma. The medication operates by relaxing and widening airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)?
One dose of Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) is normally prescribed to be administered twice each day, but the best instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be taken by operating the lever on the inhaler to dispense the medication, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely over the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply to draw the medicine into the lungs. You are recommended to hold your breath for twenty seconds or as long as is comfortable to allow the medicine to be absorbed into the lungs. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe fatigue, vomiting, faintness, muscle weakness, tingling sensations, fever, flu symptoms, blurry vision, skin rashes, signs of an infection, or deterioration of the symptoms being treated. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) should not be used by patients who are children under the age of twelve, allergic to fluticasone, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose if you have heart failure, tuberculosis, hypertension, irregular heartbeats, diabetes, an overactive thyroid, aneurysm, ischaemic heart disease, an infection of the airways, idiopathic subvalvular aortic stenosis, a tumour affecting the adrenal gland, or severe liver disease. These conditions may result in unexpected complications requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Flixotide Accuhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.