Flixonase Nasal Spray (Fluticasone Propionate) (floo-TIK-a-sone)
What is Flixonase Nasal Spray (Fluticasone Propionate) used for?
Flixonase Nasal Spray (Fluticasone Propionate) is a type of corticosteroid that works by helping to prevent the release in the body of certain substances that cause inflammation. It is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever, such as nasal discomfort and sneezing. By preventing inflammation of the nasal passages, this spray provides relief to those who suffer from hay fever and other allergies.
How should I use Flixonase Nasal Spray (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Flixonase Nasal Spray (Fluticasone Propionate) should be administered to the nose directly. Patients should gently blow their nose before using this spray. The nozzle should be placed in the nostril, and the nostril that is not receiving medication should be blocked with the finger. The patient may then press gently on the applicator and administer the prescribed amount of sprays to the nostril. Repeat for the other nostril if necessary. Patients should note that it may take 2 to 3 days for the full benefits of this spray to be felt. Always consult your physician before using this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed to you.
What are the side effects of Flixonase Nasal Spray (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Flixonase Nasal Spray (Fluticasone Propionate) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Flixonase Nasal Spray (Fluticasone Propionate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.