FLUTICASONE inhalation is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -bone problems -diabetes -eye disease, vision problems -immune system problems -infection, like chickenpox, tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection -recent surgery or injury of mouth or throat -taking corticosteroids by mouth -an unusual or allergic reaction to fluticasone, steroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
This medicine is for inhalation through the mouth. Rinse your mouth with water after use. Make sure not to swallow the water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not use more often than directed. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Make sure that you are using your inhaler correctly. Ask you doctor or health care provider if you have any questions. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 4 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
-antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS -certain antibiotics like clarithromycin and telithromycin -certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole -conivaptan -ketoconazole -nefazodone
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check with your health care professional if your symptoms do not improve. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Try not to come in contact with people who have chickenpox or the measles while you are taking this medicine. If you do, call your doctor right away.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives -breathing problems -changes in vision -chest pain -fever, chills -flu-like symptoms -nausea, vomiting -unusually weak or tired -white patches or sores in the mouth or throat Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -cough -dry mouth -headache -sore throat.