The fluticasone is used to prevent the formation and keep under control the dell ‘symptoms of asthma , but it is not useful for blocking an asthma attack once it has begun.
What is fluticasone?
Fluticasone is a corticosteroid which, by reducing irritation and swelling in the bronchi, helps to control and prevent the symptoms of asthma.
How is fluticasone taken?
Fluticasone is taken by inhalation.
Side effects of fluticasone
Long-term intake of fluticasone can increase the risk of glaucoma and cataracts .
Other possible side effects include:
- flu-like symptoms
- nose or throat irritation
- a runny nose
- sore throat
It is important to contact a doctor immediately in case of:
- breathing difficulties
- feeling of tightness in the chest
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- symptoms of ongoing infections
- vision problems
- blisters or white patches in the mouth or throat
- worsening of asthma symptoms
Contraindications and warnings
Fluticasone should not be used during asthma attacks. It can also be contraindicated in case of allergy to milk proteins.
Before taking it, it is important to tell your doctor:
- of any allergies to the active substance, to its excipients, to any other drug, to foods or other substances
- of medicines, phytotherapy and supplements taken, in particular immunosuppressants, azole antifungals, clarithromycin, conivaptan, nefazodone, protease inhibitors, telithromycin or troleandomycin
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from osteoporosis (or if you are at risk of osteoporosis), kidney or eye problems, bacterial (e.g. tuberculosis), fungal or viral (e.g. ophthalmic herpes), parasitosis or system disorders immune
- in case (also in the past) of positive tuberculin test
- in case of recent vaccinations
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
It is important to inform doctors, surgeons and dentists about taking fluticasone. In addition, during treatment, before undergoing a vaccine it is good to talk to your doctor.