Fluticasone is used to prevent and control the symptoms of asthma. It cannot stop an ongoing asthma attack.


What is Fluticasone?

Fluticasone is a corticosteroid that reduces irritation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. In this way, it helps to control and prevent symptoms of asthma.


How should Fluticasone be taken?

Fluticasone is administered through inhalation.


Side effects associated with Fluticasone

Prolonged use of fluticasone may increase the risk of glaucoma and cataracts.


Among the other possible side effects of fluticasone include the following:


  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Nose or throat irritation
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat


It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • Redness
  • Symptoms of ongoing infections
  • Vision problems
  • Blisters or white patches in the mouth or throat
  • Worsening asthma symptoms


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Fluticasone

Fluticasone is contraindicated in case of ongoing asthma attacks. It is also contraindicated in individuals with allergies to milk protein.  


Before starting treatment with fluticasone, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients, or to any other drugs, food or various substances
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements. Mentioning in particular:  immunosuppressants, azole antifungals, clarithromycin, conivaptan, nefazodone, protease inhibitors, telithromycin, or troleandomycin
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from osteoporosis (or if you are at risk of osteoporosis), kidney or eye problems, bacterial infections (eg tuberculosis), fungal or viral infections(eg ophthalmic herpes), parasitosis or immune system disorders
  • You have recently (or in the past) tested positive on the tuberculin skin test
  • You have recently received a vaccination
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding


It is important to inform physicians, surgeons and dentists of any ongoing treatment with fluticasone. If you need to receive a vaccine while you are being treated with fluticasone, it is vital to consult with your doctor.