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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE SEVERAL THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT

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What is Fluticasone Propionate?


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What is Fluticasone Propionate?


Fluticasone propionate is a generic medicine formed from flonase. It is considered as a medium-potency synthetic corticosteroid or topical steroid drug. It is available in the form of white powder. It is insoluble in water but slightly soluble in components like 95% ethanol and methanol and soluble in dimethylformamide and dimethyl sulfoxide.
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Fluticasone Propionates Brand Names in the Market

Flonase, Veramyst and Flixonase Flovent and Flixotide Advair and Seretide Cutivate

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Flonase, Veramyst and Flixonase


These brands represent fluticasone propionate products that used for both non-allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and non-alergic rhinitis. Flonase and Veramyst are currently marketed in the US and Canada while Flixonase in Europe, Brazil, Israel and South Africa. They are sold in the form of nasal spray.
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Flovent and Flixotide


Fluticasone propionate under Flovent and Flixotide brand names are sold in the form of inhaled steroid for asthma treatment. Flovent is currently available in the US and Canada while Flixotide is available in most of European countries. These medicines act as asthma symptoms controller and usually prescribed as an aerosol in a metered inhaler. The strength of the dose is determined from how good the asthma symptoms are controlled.
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Advair and Seretide


Advair and Seretide are medicines for asthma made from formulation of two drug, Fluticasone propionate (an inhaled steroid) and salmeterol (a long-acting beta agonist). These medicines can also be used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Cutivate
Cutivate are famous as fluticasone propionate cream for skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Since fluticasone propionate is considered as topical steroid and can act as anti-inflammatory it is recommended for skin diseases treatment.

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Fluticasone Propionate Side Effects


Just like any topical steroid medicine, fluticasone propionate drugs also have some side effects if used continuously and exceed the recommended dosage. When used as nasal spray, fluticasone propionate can cause itching, anaphylaxis, nosebleeds, nasal irritation, coughing, nausea, throat infection, vomiting, skin rash, facial swelling, sneezing, and headache. It is also suspected to be able to suppress children growth.

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