Flomist Nasal Spray (Fluticasone 50 mcg)
Flomist Nasal Spray Uses?
Flomist 50 mcg (Fluticasone propionate nasal spray) is used to control symptoms of asthma, allergies of nose, throat or chest that cause symptoms of stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing and watery, itchy or red eyes, skin problems like itchy rash (eczema), redness and itchiness (psoriasis), inflammation (dermatitis), prickly heat or insect bites in adults or dermatitis in children.
How it works
Flomist Nasal Spray belongs to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids/st***ids. It prevents the release of the substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.
Common side effects
• Nose bleed,
• Chest tightness,
• Nasal congestion,
• Sinus pain,
• Sore throat,
• Stomach upset,
EXPERT ADVICE FOR FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY
• Do not use the medicine (inhaler or spray): If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
• Inform your doctor before using the medicine if you have tuberculosis, other chest or lung infection, breathing problem, cold, liver disease or thin or brittle bones.
• Do not use fluticasone inhalation to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
• Do not use Flomist Nasal Spray of you are allergic to milk proteins.
• Do not use the Fluticasone propionate nasal spray on areas where you have itchiness, redness, rashes, infection or acne on the skin.
• Inform your doctor if you have breathing problems or tightness in the chest even after taking the medicine.
Q: Is fluticasone an antibiotic/st***id/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug?
A: Fluticasone is a st***id 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?
A: It does not contain sulfa.
Q: Is Fluticasone available over the counter?
A: No. Fluticasone is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter.
Q: Is Fluticasone the same as Nasonex/Flonase?
A: Fluticasone is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray.
Q: Does it contain acetaminophen?
A: However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies. Acetaaminofen is a different medication.
Q: What is used for?
A: 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 used for cold?
A: 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 with Benadryl/Sudafed/Zyrtec/ Afrin/Allegra/Mucinex?
A: Yes. Fluticasone 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 nasal spray cause weight gain/drowsiness/ wakefulness?
A: Fluticasone propionate nasal spray may cause weight gain since it is a st***id drug. It may cause drowsiness or wakefulness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q: Is Fluticasone propionate nasal spray addictive?
A: No. Fluticasone propionate nasal spray is not an addictive or a controlled/banned substance.
Q: Dose Fluticasone propionate nasal spray nose bleeds?
A: Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of Fluticasone propionate nasal spray is nose bleeding. If your bleeding is more or does not stop, please consult your doctor.
Q: Can I take fluticasone if I have high blood pressure?
A: It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking fluticasone if you have high blood pressure.