Fluticasone is a synthetic corticosteroid used for various purposes depending on the form of the drug. Propionate is often prescribed in conditions of dermatoses to itching and inflammatory processes, orally for asthmatics and prevention of attacks of the disease and to manage and cure the symptoms of rhinitis during the intranasal usage. The main brand names of fluticasone are flovent, flonase.
The drug is an extremely strong steroid and anti-inflammatory agent if used as inhaler or intranasally because of its local effect.
The effect of the drug may vary individually, the level of absorption of the main component in the organism is determined by the integrity and thickness of the epidermal barrier.
Propionate is metabolised during the process of mediated hydrolysis, which happens in 1 step and is transformed into the only known nowadays human metabolite inactive 17-beta-carboxylic acid.
It’s recommended to strictly follow the storage precautions which vary in dependence of the drug manufacturer. The product made in Canada should be stored at temperature 17-30 degrees C and the American one 2-25 degrees C. You should also avoid freezing and keep Fluticasone away from direct sun rays, light and moisture. Keep the drug away from children.
Before taking the medication it’s recommended to tell your prescriber if you are hypersensitive or allergic to any drugs. Fluticasone contains inactive components that can cause allergic reaction in combination with other drugs. For more details contact your attending doctor.
It’s strongly recommended not to contact people with infectious diseases that may spread by air. You should also inform your prescriber on the details of your medical history: chronic eyes illnesses (glaucoma), noce problems (surgery or injury), various infections including viral (herpes, etc.).
Patients usually have good tolerance to the drug, which doesn’t change in case of long-time usage.