FLIXONASE NASAL SPRAY – 50 MCG
Flixonase nasal spray-50 Mcg falls into the class of drugs known as glucocorticoids/steroids and
is prescribed for the treatment of allergic reactions, skin disorders, asthma, oral lichen planus etc.
Each metered dose of Flixonase nasal spray contains 50 micrograms of fluticasone propionate
and Benzalkonium Chloride as an inactive ingredient.
How does it work:
Flixonase nasal spray works by inhibiting the release of the natural substance in the body that is
mainly responsible for causing allergies and inflammations. Fluticasone helps in reducing
inflammation in the nasal passages and can help decrease symptoms such as the stuffy nose.
How to use this?
Insert the Flixonase nasal spray bottle tip into one nostril while closing the other nostril and
direct the spray towards the sides of the nostril avoiding cartilage(diving the two sides of your
nose). Breath smoothly and slowly while keeping the head upright. Repeat in another nostril. if
symptoms recur the dosage may be increased accordingly or consult with your health specialist
/pharmacist before using high-dosage.
Some common side effects of Flixonase nasal spray are- mood changes, weight gain, extreme
tiredness, restlessness, injection site reactions-swelling, redness, swelling of feet/ankles,
increased urination/thirst, allergic reactions like-wheezing, swelling of face/throat/tongue,
itching, severe dizziness, etc. Some serious side-effects are- white patches in your nose/mouth,
pain/sores in your nose etc.
Precautions and Warning:
You must inform your doctor if:-
You are allergic to fluticasone or other inactive ingredients present in it.
You have a medical history of- nose ulcers/surgery, cataracts, glaucoma, herpes eye
infection, tuberculosis, liver/kidney disease etc.
You are using herbal or any other medications.
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
Ritonavir can greatly increase the concentration of fluticasone propionate in plasma. Therefore,
concomitant use should be avoided, unless the potential benefit to the patient outweighs the risk
of systemic corticosteroid side effects.