Fluticasone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to fluticasone, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- any active infection;
- large areas of burned or damaged skin;
- poor circulation;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- skin wasting or thinning;
- if you are allergic to Fluticasone;
- if you are have a severe allergy (anaphylaxis) to lactose or milk proteins (not lactose intolerance);
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have bone loss (osteoporosis);
- if you have decreased adrenal gland function;
- if you have dizziness;
- if you have eye disease (glaucoma);
- if you have herpes infection of the eye;
- if you have sudden weight loss;
- if you have tuberculosis;
- if you have untreated or active infections;
- if you have unusual weakness;
Without a Prescription
Fluticasone does not work immediately.
Fluticasone is a corticosteroid that works directly in the lungs to make breathing easier by reducing the swelling and inflammation of the airways.
Fluticasone is a corticosteroid.
Fluticasone is prescribed on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.
Fluticasone is prescribed regularly to prevent the wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma, bronchitis, or some types of emphysema.
Fluticasone is not prescribed to relieve an acute asthma attack.
Fluticasone is recommended for use in adults and children 4 years of age and older.
If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (albuterol, salbutamol) as prescribed.
Do not take Fluticasone with any of the following drugs:
- Drugs affecting the removal of fluticasone from your system (potent CYP 3A4 inhibitors ketoconazole/ritonavir);
- Oral corticosteroids;
Fluticasone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- burning or itching of the skin;
- dark red spots on the skin;
- dry skin, irritation;
- painful, red, pus filled blisters in hair follicles;
- thinning of the skin, sunburn more likely especially on the face;
- unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body;
- chest pain or discomfort;
- dry or irritated throat;
- increased thirst or urination;
- increased wheezing/trouble breathing;
- itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- mental/mood changes;
- numbness/tingling of the hands/feet;
- persistent coughing;
- stuffy or runny nose;
- trouble breathing;
- unusual or persistent headaches;
- vision changes;
- white patches in your mouth or on your tongue;