Flonase Nasal Inhaler (Fluticasone)
Flonase is a nasal inhaler with the generic name of Fluticasone. Flonase is included in the drug category called Nasal Corticosteroids. Flonase acts like cortisone medicines and is a steroid that is inhaled.
Flonase nasal spray is prescribed for the relief of stuffy noses, nose irritation, nose discomfort and other nasal problems. Flonase is also used to prevent Nasal Polyps from returning after they are surgically removed.
The study of Flonase and its effects on pregnancy have not yielded any definite results as of yet. If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, discuss the risks with your doctor before using Flonase.
Also inform your doctor if you have medical problems before using Flonase. These include:
Flonase Usage Guidelines
Flonase is a nasal medicine and it should not be orally administered or injected in any way.
Before using this medicine, clean your nose and once it is free from dirt, insert the nosepiece into your nostril. Aim and spray the liquid towards the inner corner of the nose.
Do not use more of the nasal spray than directed by your doctor.
The dosage of Flonase in adults is one to two sprays in each nostril once or twice daily.
The symptoms of Flonase overdose include:
If you suspect an overdose and the above symptoms are present immediately consult your doctor or seek emergency medical attention.
Flonase Missed Dose
When you happen to miss a dose of Flonase, it is ok to take one after an hour or so but if an hour has already passed, just skip the missed dose and proceed with the next one.
Flonase Side Effects
Some of the side effects of Flonase nasal spray include:
If you experience any of these side effects do not hesitate to consult your physician for advice.
Flonase Drug Reactions
It is always wise to inform your doctor of the medicines you are currently taking. You should inform your doctor if you have been or are currently taking Ephedrine, Phenobarbital or Rifampin.
In some countries FLONASE INHALER may also be known as: Fluticasone Propionate, Atemur, Axotide, Cutivate, Flixonase, Flutivate, Flixotide, Fluti-K, Fluticort, Lidil Cort, Proair, Rinisona, Beconase Allergy, Plurair, Albeoler, Brexonase, Brexovent, Nebulex, Raffonin, Ticavent, Asmo-Lavi, Eustidil, Ubizol, Flohale DP, Inalacor, Potencort, Nasofan