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It helps decrease inflammation in your nose
               



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What is this medicine?

FLUTICASONE (floo TIK a sone) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your nose. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of allergies like sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffy nose.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection
  • recent surgery on nose or sinuses
  • taking corticosteroid by mouth
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to fluticasone, steroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for use in the nose. Follow the directions on your prescription label. This medicine works best if used regularly. Do not use more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your nasal spray 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. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 4 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • ketoconazole
  • metyrapone
  • some medicines for HIV
  • vaccines

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Some symptoms may improve within 12 hours after starting use. Check with your doctor or health care professional if there is no improvement in your condition after 3 weeks of use.

Do not 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.

               
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