Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)
What is Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) used for?
Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) is an inhalable medication prescribed as a long-term treatment for patients suffering from asthma. The medication operates by relaxing the airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one spray administered two times each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, current health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medication gently shake the inhaler to mix its contents, remove the cap, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely over the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply while operating the inhaler to draw the medicine into the lungs. You are recommended to hold your breath for twenty seconds or as long as is comfortable following administration to allow the medicine to be absorbed into the lungs. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
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:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as headaches, vomiting, tingling sensations, skin rashes, faintness, signs of an infection, difficulty breathing, or deterioration of your treated symptoms. These conditions may require reduced dosages, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Flixotide Inhaler (Fluticasone Propionate) should not be used by patients who are under the age of twelve, allergic to fluticasone, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, an overactive thyroid gland, arrhythmias, tuberculosis, infections of the airways, ischaemic heart disease, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, idiopathic subvalvular aortic stenosis, low potassium levels, a tumour affecting the adrenal gland, or severe liver disease. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Flixotide Inhaler (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 Inhaler(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.