Nasal symptoms can spell utter discomfort. The common allergens like dust cannot be prevented because they are everywhere. Thus, each one of us is vulnerable to this condition. The good news is that drugs meant to relieve you from suffering the effects of nasal attacks are readily available. Some are taken orally by mouth while some, like Fluticasone propionate, comes in the form of nasal spray.
Fluticasone propionate is widely used to relieve the symptoms of nasal congestion brought about by the common allergens. It is also found helpful to help alleviate the symptoms of asthma. At other times, Fluticasone propionate is also used to treat psoriasis and eczema.
Fluticasone propionate is marketed under the trade names Flixonase and Flixotide in the United Kingdom by Allen & Hanburys. In the United States, the drug is marketed under the trade names Flonase and Flovent by GlaxoSmithKline. Cutivate is the brand name of Fluticasone propionate in the form of ointment for treatment of skin ailments.
Inflammation in the nasal passage is the major trigger of stuffy, runny, and itchy nose. It is also the major cause of irregular breathing. Fluticasone propionate is a steroid medication whose main target of action is relieving inflammation to restore normal breathing. Such action, however, does not come instantly. Fluticasone propionate takes 12 hours before it starts acting. It may even take about a few days before its full benefits are felt. That is why it is mostly prescribed to be taken regularly for a long period of time. Never stop your medication abruptly unless your doctor advice you to do so. It is also important to note that Fluticasone propionate does not have the ability to relieve acute asthma attacks. The most advantage it can provide asthmatic patients is in preventing flare-ups.
Fluticasone propionate is contraindicated to patients with lung and eye infections. While under medication, you must be careful not contracting any sort of infection as well. Fluticasone propionate treatment may lower your resistance to fight infection. Your doctor also needs to know if you have had surgery in your nose or an allergy to the medicine before he makes a prescription. Fluticasone propionate is also not safe to be taken with some medicines. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are currently taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
Fluticasone propionate is a nasal spray. It is taken through the nostrils. To benefit from its positive effect, you must take your dose at regular intervals. Before using Fluticasone propionate, you must first blow your nose to free it from any dirt. Then, shake the bottle. Prime the pump at least six times if the spray bottle has not been used for a week or so. Next up, take a position where your head is tilted, press one of your nostrils, and spray the medicine gently unto your other nostril. After spraying, inhale deeply through the sprayed nostril. Do the same procedure with your other nostril. Avoid spraying into your eyes.
In most cases, doctors prescribe a higher dose of Fluticasone propionate at the start of treatment and gradually decrease it as the symptoms improve.
Fluticasone propionate has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of fluticasone propionate is C25H31F3O5S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is [6,9-difluoro-17-(fluoromethylsulfanylcarbonyl)-11-hydroxy-10,13,16-trimethyl-3-oxo- 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17-dodecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl]propanoate
• Molecular weight is 500.572 g/mol
• Fluticasone propionate available : 0.05% cream 15gm tube, 0.05% cream 30gm tube, 0.05% cream 60gm tube, 0.005% ointment 15gm tube, 0.005% ointment 30gm tube, 0.005% ointment 60gm tube, 50mcg/act suspension 16gm bottle
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