Duration Health — Med Guide: Fluticasone Propionate

fluticasone propionate

fluticasone propionate

Generic for Flonase®
Generic for Flonase®
GeneralMedication

Over-the-counter (OTC)

Introduction

Fluticasone propionate is a steroid nasal spray. It is used to treat nasal congestion and reduce inflammation in the nasal passages. Fluticasone propionate may take a few days to start working but can be used for a longer period, as compared with oxymetazoline (generic for Afrin) which may start working within a few hours but can be used for 3 days at most.

When to avoid

Use in the nose only, do not use in the eyes or mouth. Do not use in children under 4 years of age, to treat asthma, if you have an injury or surgery to your nose that is not fully healed, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of the ingredients. Do not use at the same time as other steroids or corticosteroids, such as prednisone or triamcinolone cream, or other steroid medication for asthma, allergies, or skin rash. Do not use at the same time as medicine for fungal infection, such as fluconazole.

When is it dangerous

Stop use if you have, or come into contact with someone who has, chicken pox, measles, or tuberculosis. Stop use if your symptoms do not improve within 7 days. Stop use if you have changes to your vision, breathing, or have an allergic reaction.

When is it used

Nasal congestion fluticasone propionate 1 puff in each nostril once per day

Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.

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Fluticasone propionate is a steroid nasal spray. It is used to treat nasal congestion and reduce inflammation in the nasal passages. Fluticasone propionate may take a few days to start working but can be used for a longer period, as compared with oxymetazoline (generic for Afrin) which may start working within a few hours but can be used for 3 days at most. Only your Duration Health provider can decide, based on your medical history and other factors, whether it is medically appropriate for you to receive prescriptions. We do not sell prefabricated bags of pharmaceuticals. Each Duration Health Med Kit that contains prescription medications is custom assembled, tailored to each individual patient's needs.

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