FLIXOTIDE DISCUS -“ 250 MCG
The main ingredient of Flixotide Discus is fluticasone propionate. Fluticasone propionate
belongs to the category of medicines known as corticosteroids (It is a group of synthetic
hormones, usually refer as steroids).
How does it work?:
Fluticasone propionate in the Flixotide Discus has an anti-inflammatory action and works by
lessening irritation and swelling in the lungs. This medicine also refers as a preventer, since it is
used to prevent asthma attacks in people when used on a daily basis. When used with other long-
acting bronchodilators, Flixotide assists in fighting with the chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD) symptoms in 250 mcg or 500 mcg strength variants.
How to use this?
Always consumed that variant of Flixotide which is prescribed by your doctor after analyzing
your medical condition. Do not increase or decrease its dosage without medical
recommendation. A special kind of inhaler, Diskus should be used to inhale the powder. If you
have done correctly, you will be able to taste the powder on the tongue.
For mild asthma- 100 to 250 milligrams are prescribed for twice a day. Asthma patients must
remember that Flixotide Discus is not used to treat sudden asthma attacks. Medicine may take
few days to a few months to show its impact.
Common side- effects are- bruising, voice hoarseness, thrush in the mouth and throat etc.
patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can report of Pneumonia
(symptoms like- fever, change in sputum color, increased sputum production/ cough, chills
etc.).Rare side-effects are- candidiasis in the esophagus, increased sugar levels, restless,
Precautions and Warning:
Talk to your doctor or health specialist if:-
ï‚· You are allergic to fluticasone propionate or any of the other ingredients in this medicine
ï‚· You have ever been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus
ï‚· You have ever experienced tuberculosis or thrush in your mouth
ï‚· You are consuming Flixotide along with other steroid tablets or just finished taking
ï‚· You are taking other medications- a type of antiviral medicine known as a -˜protease
inhibitor-™ or fungal infections medicines like ketoconazole
ï‚· You are pregnant/planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
ï‚· Your breathing or wheezing gets worse after using this medication
It is recommended that children being treated with steroids, including Flixotide Diskus have their
height checked regularly by their doctor.