FLUTICASONE: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT FLUTICASONE
FLUTICASONE belongs to group of medicines called corticosteroids. It is used to prevent symptoms of asthma attacks. It is also called as preventer.
• Oral thrush
• Sore tongue or throat
• Skin rash
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLUTICASONE
• Use FLUTICASONE with or without food daily at any time of the day.
• Use FLUTICASONE as prescribed by your doctor and should be used every day for best results because FLUTICASONE is prescribed to those who need regular treatment.
• FLUTICASONE should be inhaled with an inhaler called evohaler. Shake the inhaler 4-5 times before use.
• If your doctor prescribed to take two puffs, then wait for 30 seconds after first puff and take the second puff.
• You are advised to keep the inhaler dry and clean. You can wipe the inhaler mouth piece with a cloth or tissue but should not clean with water.
• FLUTICASONE is not recommended for children below 4 years of age.
• Pregnant women, women trying to conceive and breast-feeding mothers are recommended to check with your doctor before taking FLUTICASONE.
• Children require parental guidance as they may not operate the inhaler properly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does FLUTICASONE work? A. FLUTICASONE is a topical corticosteroid drug. It is used to treat inflamed area by inhibiting the production of chemical messengers (hormones) that make skin itchy, red and swollen.
Q. Can I give FLUTICASONE with large volume spacer device to my child who is on high dose and over 16 years of age? A. Yes, for children who are on higher doses and over 16 years of age, large volume spacer device is recommended to reduce the mouth and throat side effects because few children may find it hard to release a puff right after they start to breath in, so large volume spacer device helps to overcome this problem and it also helps to allow the right amount of medicine into your child lungs.
Q. Does FLUTICASONE treat asthma attack? A. No, FLUTICASONE is used to prevent asthma attack but not treat an attack. So, your doctor will prescribe other medicine to treat asthma attack.
Q. Are there any precautions for reducing mouth and throat problems after taking FLUTICASONE? A. After using FLUTICASONE, brush your teeth, gargle and rinse your mouth with water as this process may decrease the risk of mouth and throat problems. You are recommended not to swallow rinsed water. Spit out the water after rinsing your mouth.
Q. Does FLUTICASONE affect child growth? A. Yes, FLUTICASONE may affect child growth because prolonged exposure of FLUTICASONE leads to bone thinning. FLUTICASONE might obstruct calcium absorption and inhibit bone cell growth which affects child growth. Your child specialist will monitor your child growth during the treatment with FLUTICASONE but if you observe any abnormality in your child growth then consult the child specialist immediately. Doctors will provide treatment options to maintain good bone health.