Fluticasone, marketed under various brand names such as Flonase, is a medication that is used in the management of specific types of nasal symptoms. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides patients who need Fluticasone prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.
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Fluticasone propionate belongs to a class of medications known as corticosteroids – similar to other medications such as Qvar. Fluticasone nasal spray is used in the management of the nasal symptoms of perennial nonallergic rhinitis is adults and certain pediatric patients. Fluticasone propionate has anti-inflammatory activity and binds to human glucocorticoid receptors. The exact mechanism of how fluticasone propionate affects symptoms related to rhinitis is unknown. The starting dose of fluticasone in adults is generally two sprays per nostril daily for a total of 200 mcg per day of fluticasone. Fluticasone propionate is mostly bound to plasma proteins and has a terminal half-life of approximately 7.8 hours. The effectiveness of fluticasone propionate generally depends on regular use. Fluticasone is meant for intranasal use only. Fluticasone propionate is found as a white powder that is practically insoluble in water. As a nasal spray, fluticasone is an aqueous suspension of microfine fluticasone propionate that is delivered using an atomizing spray pump. Fluticasone nasal spray should be stored between 4° and 30° C. Fluticasone is also combined with salmeterol in the medication Advair.
Fluticasone – Side Effects
Fluticasone is a medication and all medications can cause side effects. Concerns about side effects should be directed to one’s medical provider and pharmacist. Common side effects of fluticasone include headache, pharyngitis, epistaxis, nasal irritation, nausea, asthma and cough. Fluticasone propionate and branded versions should be avoided by people with nasal issues, infections and adrenal issues. Fluticasone propionate should not be used by people who are pregnant or nursing, or planning to become pregnant or breastfeed. People who have a hypersensitivity or allergy to fluticasone should not use the medication.
Generic fluticasone propionate relatively affordable, costing just over $12 for one fluticasone propionate nasal spray which contains fluticasone propionate 50 mcg. Branded versions of fluticasone are only slightly more expensive at most pharmacies. Insurance plans may also cover the cost of fluticasone nasal sprays. Fluticasone coupons may also be available at times online or through the manufacturer. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.
Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.