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 BRAND NAMES
 MECHANISM OF ACTION
Airway inflammation is an important component in the pathogenesis of asthma. Fluticasone is an inhaled glucocorticoid, it works in the air passages of the lungs by reducing inflammation and keeping the airways open, making it easier to breathe. Glucocorticoids have multiple antiinflammatory effects, inhibiting both inflammatory cells and release of inflammatory mediators.
To PREVENT shortness of breath or asthma. It won't give a fast relief once an acute bronchospasm attack has started
- Adults: 100-800 mcg twice daily
- Patients aged 4-11 years: 50-100 mcg twice daily
- Acute bronchospasm attack requiring intensive measures
 PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
- Pregnancy Category C. It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
- It is not known if Fluticasone propionate is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when fluticasone inhaler is administered to a nursing woman.
 SIDE EFFECTS
May cause candida albicans infection of the mouth and pharynx (rinsing your mouth and gargling with water after using the inhaler may avoid such inconvenience), headache, dysphonia, dry irritated throat, bronchitis, cough.