The Fluticasone Propionate is a nasal spray which is widely used in certain seasons of the year to attack allergic and non – allergic conditions caused by external factors, which lead to significant inflammation secretion and congestion, irritation, sneezing and itching.

This medicine is used topically as an excellent anti-inflammatory, taking full advantage of all its benefits when applied directly to the nasal mucosa. You will be able to know much more about this product, its characteristics and benefits below.

Uses and indications of Fluticasone Propionate

This nasal spray is a product that should not be used to alleviate the symptoms of any common cold and it is important to clarify that, although it controls and alleviates those symptoms of allergies, it is very delicate and it should be clear that, in addition, it does not cure by complete the conditions that cause them.

Among the conditions it can alleviate are:

  • Allergy to mold, pollen, the fur of some pets and dust in general
  • Nasal congestion
  • Watery eyes (caused mostly by hay fever)
  • Runny nose
  • sneezing
  • Burning and itching in the eyes and nose

What is Fluticasone Propionate?

It is a steroid that is among the drugs named corticosteroids, whose main function is to hinder the release of substances that the body secretes to generate inflammation, as well as allergy symptoms in a specific area of ​​the body.

For this reason, it is mainly used as a nasal spray to reduce inflammation and cancel allergic reactions, especially in the mucous membranes, which are the main affected by mold, pollen, mites and animal dander, or in seasons of the year specifically.

Recommended dose

It is usually applied in each nostril between 1 and 2 inhalations per day, everything will be based on the concentration used and the brand of the product. The dose must be followed very carefully, it may change once improvement occurs, after a few weeks.

Another valid option may be to spray the aerosol in each nostril, once in the morning and then at night, only with a lower dose, as prescribed by the treating physician.

What to do if you forget a dose?

It is important that you recover the forgotten dose by applying it immediately, but in case there is little to go before you touch the next one, it is better to skip the one that was forgotten and continue normally with the next application, so that there is no duplication in the dosage, just to try to make up for the missed dose.

Contraindications

This medicine is contraindicated for the following people and against the following diseases:

  • Allergic or hypersensitive to the components of the formula.
  • People with an infection, worsening the clinical picture.
  • Those who have ever had nose surgery.
  • Glaucoma or cataract patients.
  • Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Hepatic or gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Diabetics, since steroids increase glucose levels in the blood and urine.
  • You are newborn and pregnant babies.
  • Women who are breast-feeding, although it has not been determined whether the drug passes through breast milk.

Negative reactions

One of the most frequent adverse effects that can occur are allergic reactions that occur due to hypersensitivity to any of the components of the formula, if you are allergic it is likely that some of these symptoms will manifest in your body:

  • Inflammation in the face, especially tongue and lips.
  • Breathing hampered by throat swelling.
  • Sores or hives on the skin.
  • Irritation or rash.
  • Weakness and feeling light-headed.

Among the most common side effects that may go away when treatment is stopped are:

  • Difficulty healing wounds.
  • Flu symptoms.
  • Headache or severe headache.
  • Eye pain and blurred vision.
  • Redness and spots in the mouth.
  • Nosebleed.
  • Scabs and nasal irritation.
  • Back pain.
  • Cough and trouble breathing.
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • Dizziness and weakness

There are some side effects that can become much more serious than those mentioned, and for which you should go immediately to any nearby medical center if they occur, among which we can mention:

  • Severe pain in the face
  • Bloody nasal discharge.
  • Fever and chills
  • Infections
  • Urticaria.
  • Swelling all over the body, especially the face, tongue, eyes and throat.
  • Fainting.
  • Severe nosebleeds.
  • Nasal ulcers.

Final precautions

  • To avoid the spread of germs, this medicine must be strictly personal, it should only be used by a single person, so that no contagion or exchange of bacteria occurs.
  • When applying it, try not to swallow the product, because it is only to make contact with the nose, so care must also be taken to spray the eyes or mouth with it.
  • Children over 12 years of age who use this medicine should do so with the help of an adult.
  • It can cause a delay in the development and growth of children, which is why it should not be used in children under 4 years of age.
  • It is necessary to examine the evolution of the condition with the doctor regularly, to be sure that the product is not affecting the nasal passages.
  • If there is no improvement or the clinical picture worsens with the use of the aerosol, you should see a doctor immediately.
  • Keep the medicine stored at room temperature, also keep it away from damp places, always keeping it upright so that it does not spill.
  • Each aerosol container is designed to apply a specific number of sprays, that is why the number of sprays that has been applied must be followed up, as indicated on the packaging and when the estimated amount is reached, discard the container, even if you have still liquid in the container, since it may not have the amount of medicine that is needed and the effect is not the same.

It is advisable before using this or any other medicine, to be completely convinced that it is the right medicine to treat the disease that is presenting itself. It is very timely to keep in touch with your doctor or specialist for future decisions to be made regarding your ailments and the use of this medicine.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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