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Flixotide Diskus 100 MCG

Flixotide Diskus 100 MCG

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$20.41

Flixotide Discus for treatment of Asthma


Fluticasone or Fluticasone propiopnate is a powerful anti-inflammatory steroid, which is used as a nasal spray to improve the symptoms of asthma like difficulty in breathing, chest pain, wheezing and coughing. It takes 2-3 days to give the maximum relief because the activities of this medication are associated with certain steroid effects. These effects again involve many biochemical events which are very important to achieve an effective anti-inflammatory action. Fluticasone decreases the swelling and irritation occurs in the respiratory or airway passage of the lung. It is also very beneficial for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.

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What is Flixotide?

Fluticasone or Fluticasone propiopnate is a powerful anti-inflammatory steroid, which is used as a nasal spray to improve the symptoms of asthma like difficulty in breathing, chest pain, wheezing and coughing. It takes 2-3 days to give the maximum relief because the activities of this medication are associated with certain steroid effects. These effects again involve many biochemical events which are very important to achieve an effective anti-inflammatory action. Fluticasone decreases the swelling and irritation occurs in the respiratory or airway passage of the lung. It is also very beneficial for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.

What are the indications of Flixotide?

Flixotide is used for the following treatment:

  1. Asthma

  2. Eczema

  3. Psoriasis

  4. Allergic rhinitis

  5. Sinus pain and pressure associated with allergic rhinitis.

How does Flixotide work for you?

The chemical formula of Flixotine is C25H31F3O5S. Its molecular weight is 500.6 . The main component of Flixotide is Fluticasone Propionate. Since Flixotide is a steroid, it binds with gluco-corticoid receptors with high affinity once you take this medication. Some amount of free steroids crosses the membrane of mast cells, eocinophils. This further will change the transcription and synthesis of protein. It also causes the release of reduce amount of leukocytic acidhydrolase. Flixotide also reduces the fibroblast proliferation. It prevents the scar tissue formation by inhibiting the release of histamine and kinin.

In asthma, the receptor complex(Flixotide+gluco-corticoid complex) decrease the production os inflammatory mediators like interleukin-1,3,5 and enhance the regulation of anti-inflammatory mediators like IkappaB, IL-10 and IL-12. It is also thought that the inflammatory action of corticosteroids impact on the cytosolic phospholipase A2 inhibition and it control the inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins, leukotrines.

What are the contra-indications of Flixotide?

Flixotide is an aqueous nasal spray and it is contra-indicated in the following conditions:

  1. In a patient who has a history of any ingredients of the medication.

  2. In an untreated fungal, bacterial, tuberculosis infections of the respiratory systems.

What are the drug-interactions of Flixotide?

  1. It is not used in concomitant treatment with the drugs which comes under the class of P4503A4. It can higher the plasma concentration of Flixotide.

  2. The safety and efficacy of Flixotide are not confirmed in the pregnancy and lactation period. It is thought that it can cause teratogenicity to the fetus.

What are the dosages available for Flixotide?

  1. It is available in a metering atomising spray pump.

  2. Each 100 mg of the solution is sprayed by the nasal adaptor which contain 50 microgram of Flixotide.

  3. It is available in a heat resistant amber glass bottle.

  4. The amber bottle contains 16 g of spray solution (net weight). 

What are the important informations of Flixotide you must know?

Some of the important information of Flixotide is:

  1. You should always shake the container before using the medication of nasal spray.

  2. The safety and efficacy of Flixotide is still not clear for the use of children below the age of 4 years.

  3. You should always continue this medication even after you relief the symptoms.

  4. You should always have the patience if you are going to use this medication because it may take 2-4 days for effective result.                                 

  5. What are the procedures to use Flixotide?

The treatment pattern of Flixotide is as following:

Treatment in children below age of 12 years:

  1. One spray into each nostril, once in a day.

  2. You can increase the dose up to 2 sprays into each nostril, twice in a day, depending upon the severity of the condition.

  3. You should not use the medication for more than 4 weeks without taking the advice from your physician. Because safety and efficacy is not confirmed for using the medication for more than 4 weeks.

Treatment in adult:

  • In adult, dose is not required to adjust.

Treatment in the patient who are under the treatment of corticosteroids:

  1. You should be very cautious and follow your doctor's instruction in taking this medication if you are under long-term therapy of corticosteroids, because it can cause adrenocortical suppression.

  2. Such patients should be monitored very carefully.

  3. Steroid has to be withdrawn gradually after 1 week.

  4. It is recommended not increase the dose more than 1 gm per day. You should always maintain a gap of one week between the doses.

Always withdraw the medication according to your doctor's advice, because it may cause complications for you.

What are the directions on using Flixotide?

You should follow step when you use this medication, such as:

  1. Step 1: Shake the container well and then open the cap.

  2. Step 2: Hold the container with the help of your forefinger and middle finger on both the side and place your thumb below the base of the container.

  3. Step 3: Now blow your nose gently.

  4. Step 4: Insert the nozzle in one nostril, keeping the other nostril closed. Then make your head little tilted to forward keeping the nozzle in upright position.

  5. Step 5: Then start inhaling in through your nose and then press down the button to release the spray breathing out through the mouth.

  6. Step 6: Repeat the same steps with other nostril. You should follow the same steps if you repeat the dose when required.

What are the side effects of Flixotide?

The possible side effects of Flixotide are:

  1. Flixotide can effect in your immunity and cause some complications like hypersensitivity, edema of your face, severe skin rashes or itching.

  2. It can cause severe allergic reaction which occurs very fast. This condition is called anaphylactic reaction.

  3. It may also cause bronchospam.

  4. Flixotide can also cause some problems in your ear, nose and throat. It can cause dryness of mouth and nose, epistaxix or bleeding from nose, throat irritation.

  5. It may cause pharyngitis, sneezing, ulcer in the nasal mucosa, headache.

What are the Precautions Associated with Flixotide ?

Your doctor will always advise you about the effects of Flixotide if you need to use this medication and also tell you the fact that this medication will give the best result after 2-3 days of the initiation of the treatment. To avoid any complication, you can take the following precautions, such as:

  1. You should always talk to your healthcare provider if you have any heart problem like tachycardia, cardiac failure, atherosclerosis etc.

  2. Take emergency medical assistance if you develop any eye problems like glaucoma, intra-ocular pressure, and eye pain.

  3. Always inform your doctor before using this medication if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease. 

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