What is Fluticasone Nasal spray?
Fluticasone Nasal Spray is prescribed for symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, sneezing, runny or blocked nose. It is a salt composition and is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. Fluticasone Nasal Spray is also available with the name Flixonase nasal spray. The spray provides relief by reducing inflammation, resulting in tremendous relief from the discomfort that is caused due to allergic symptoms and severe allergic reactions. Flixonase Nasal spray can be used once or twice daily, and the action of the medicine persists for 8 to 10 hours. Being a steroid, Fluticasone nasal spray is also an anti-cancer medication.
Benefits of Fluticasone Nasal spray
Fluticasone Nasal spray blocks common allergy triggers such as dust, molds, and pollen which can cause sneezing, stuffed or runny nose, or watery eyes if one is prone to allergies. Hence, making it very beneficial in preventing allergies. The spray controls the dryness of the mucous lining and maintains moisture, which prevents mouth ulcers and itching of nostrils. It is also used in a chronic cough which could lead to obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease.
How does Fluticasone nasal spray work?
Fluticasone Nasal spray is a mild dose corticosteroid. Fluticasone is a synthetic trifluorinated glucocorticoid receptor that initiates the production of immune cells at the site of infection and works well as an anti-asthmatic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and antipruritic medication. The composition is effective in decreasing swelling and inflammation. The spray works by blocking certain chemical messengers that stop the hypersensitive reaction of inflammatory cells. It should be administered properly, and dosage should be followed as directed by the physician.
Side Effects of Fluticasone Nasal spray
Flixonase Nasal Spray is contraindicated in Peptic ulcer, Gastrointestinal bleeding, and Herpes simplex skin infection. Flixonase Nasal spray cannot be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The following symptoms can occur in case of an overdose.
- Nasal Irritation