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Please describe the medication: advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Please describe the medication: advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Asthma Controller: Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is used to treat asthma, it is an inhaled medication that has a steroid (fluticasone) which reduced lung inflammation and long acting salmeterol which relaxes airway muscles and improves breathing. Advair comes in 2 inhaler forms, hfa and diskus. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Fluticasone (Definition)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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I haven't been passing my urine drug testing lately. I don't use illicit drugs and have never had any problems before. I recently started taking Klonopin medication and a breather called, BREO (fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder) Could th

I haven't been passing my urine drug testing lately. I don't use illicit drugs and have never had any problems before. I recently started taking Klonopin medication and a breather called, BREO (fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder) Could th

Need more info: When you say that you are failing the test, what do you mean? What is showing as positive? Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine. Since you have a prescription for this medicine, you should not "fail" the screen. ...Read more

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Can I use expired Fluticasone?

Can I use expired Fluticasone?

Probably OK: Drug expiration dates reflect the time of proved safety and effectiveness. But in almost all cases, the drug remains potent and safe for much longer (often many years), if it hasn't been exposed to high heat for long periods (like a car's glove compartment in summer). It's always safest to get a refill, but most likely the expired fluticasone will work just fine. ...Read more

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Is the fluticasone available over counter?

No: Due to potential adverse side effects seen with using higher potency corticosteroids, treatment should be monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are azelastine and fluticasone?

What are azelastine and fluticasone?

Nasal sprays: Azelastine- a nasal antihistamine spray. This is like claritin/fexofenadine and should not make one sleepy

fluticasone- a nasal steroid spray. This is usually intended to decrease the symptoms of nasal allergies.

While the main indications for both relate to nasal congestion related to allergies, sometimes docs give them for things like ear dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is fluticasone propionat spray a decongestant?

Is fluticasone propionat spray a decongestant?

Yes and no: This is a steroid, which may relieve inflammation which is causing congestion, but is not directly a decongestant. ...Read more

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Can you take mucanix if you have asthma? And with fluticasone?

Can you take mucanix if you have asthma? And with fluticasone?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Yes you can. If you have excess mucus, your asthma may not be well controlled, I suggest you check your asthma with your treating physician ...Read more

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Please tell me can fluticasone furoate cause change in mood or anxiety for people with these problems?

Please tell me can fluticasone furoate cause change in mood or anxiety for people with these problems?

Not specifically.: It does give flu-like feelings which includes headaches, nose-bleeds, fever which can be mistaken for depression and for people who already have depression and anxiety, it would make these conditions worse because they don't feel physically well. ...Read more

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Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Very different: Nasal steroids such as fluticasone work best for nasal congestion and sinus inflammation, while antihistamines such as fexofenadine work better for itching and sneezing. Typically, if you're going to use only one medication, you'll do better with fluticasone than fexofenadine. ...Read more

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How much can fluticasone propionate cost?

Up to 75 bucks: As it is generic many of my patients pay a 5 dollar copay. Out of pocket I'm pretty sure the most you would pay is 75 dollars for a bottle that would last a month. ...Read more

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Fluticasone--what could possibly be a side effect from this spray?

Fluticasone--what could possibly be a side effect from this spray?

Fluticasone side eff: Most common side effects include headaches, nasal bleeding and cough.Other rare side effects are serious and are related to prilonged use. Steroid toxicity (very rare)frequent infections, acute allergic reaction
some time you can get oronasal monoliasis from prologed use. ...Read more

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I just started Fluticasone, I am wondering if it will cause weight gain?

I just started Fluticasone, I am wondering if it will cause weight gain?

Not really: You didn't mention what form, at any rate in any form, dosage is tiny, not absorbed into circulation unless you use mega doses, don't worry about weight gain ...Read more

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Asking for a trial about fluticasone vs beclomethasone. Any good trials?

Lots of them: If you're looking for a good meta-analysis:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17943772. ...Read more

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Can you take allegra (fexofenadine) and fluticasone propinate in the same day?

Can you take allegra (fexofenadine) and fluticasone propinate in the same day?

Yes: Allegra is an antihistamine and fluticasone is a nasal steroid spray. It is not unusual for these two classes of medicine to be prescribed and used together. ...Read more

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If I had a severe allergic reaction to fluticasone proprionate, am I likely to react negatively to fluticasone furoate as well?

If I had a severe allergic reaction to fluticasone proprionate, am I likely to react negatively to fluticasone furoate as well?

Better avoid: The whole class, likely the allergy was to the main nucleus, which is similar in both preparations. Confer with your doctor about use of alternate treatment, best wishes ...Read more

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What's the difference between fluticasone furoate and foxefenadine when treating rhinitis? Can a patient react well to one and not to the other? Thanks

Completely different: Fluticasone furoate is a topical nasal steroid in a spray form. It works by reducing inflammation over time through a variety of pathways. Fexofenadine is an oral antihistamine taken by mouth and works by blocking the chemical histamine in our bodies. Overall, the nasal spray does more to reduce allergy symptom scores and may also help with non-allergic conditions such as non-allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Heared formoterol increases riskof death. My rota caps contains it 6mcg along with fluticasone. I use 2 rotacaps daily to treat asthma. Should I avoid it?

Heared formoterol increases riskof death. My rota caps contains it 6mcg along with fluticasone. I use 2 rotacaps daily to treat asthma. Should I avoid it?

If possible: It is a balance between your asthma being well-controlled versus risks of medications. Uncontrolled asthma poses risk of death as well. If you can do well without it, by all means avoid it. ...Read more

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Fluticasone propionate side effects include what?

Fluticasone propionate side effects include what?

Has potential: This is a corticosteroid which although given topically may be absorbed to varying extents and systemic side-effects of steroids are numerous, including adrenal insufficiency when stopped, diabetes, immunosuppression, osteoporosis, and others, but these are infrequent complications of this therapy. ...Read more

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Eosinophilia esophahitis can ventolin & fluticasone help?

Yes: One treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis involves swallowing inhaled steroids such as fluticasone which is found in flovent. The ventolin will have no effect on the symptoms. It is also worth exploring whether any foods such as milk may be triggering symptoms. Foods can be eliminated empirically or based on prick and/or patch testing. ...Read more

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How similar are monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Not similar: They are entirely different treatments for the same disease (allergic rhinitis). One is an oral antihistamine (fexofenadine), while the other is a nasal steroid spray (fluticasone). Both are relatively effective, and can actually be used together. ...Read more

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Is fluticasone propionate used for eardrum fluid?

Indirectly yes: Fluticasone nasal spray would help shrinking thr tissues around Eustachian tube opening in the throut and decrease the congestion, hence better drainage of the middle ear fluid behind the ear drum ...Read more

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Would Fluticasone be comparable to Beconase (beclomethasone) AQ and what would be comparable to Flovent HFA?

Nasal & inhaled ster: Fluticsone is a nasal steroid that is similar to Beconase. It is generic. It has a rose smell and some patients do not like it. Flovent is an inhaled steroid for Asthma and bronchitis. it is used twice a day. You can use Asmanex once a day instead ...Read more

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Which is safer, fluticasone formetrol or propionate? For nasal turbinates hypertrophy.

Likely same: Are you sure the other product is fluticasone formetrol and not furoate? Having said that, it can be stated that all nasal steroid products have similar efficacy and side effect profile although Rhinocort Aqua is the only one with a pregnancy category B classification. Fluticasone furoate apparently relieves eye allergy symptoms as well. ...Read more

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How long does fluticasone propionate cream take to work?

A day or so: Topical steroids typically have an effect within a day or so depending upon the condition being treated and the severity. ...Read more