Fluticasone steroid

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Avatar n tn However I was using nasal spray (fluticasone) for almost 1 year prior to the high readings. My eye doctor has done all the exams to check for vision loss and suggested there is little if any. He recognized there may be a connection between the nasal spray and elevated IOP. But not enough data exists to determine if this is the problem and if it will eventually go away. But as a precaution he decided to prescribe pressure reducing drops.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed fluticasone propionate for symptoms of a sinus infection. after taking the 2 metered sprays for 3 days, I developed a painful swollen throat, earache and canker sore on my toung. I continued the sprays for two more days before stopping the sprays. it's been 3 days since I've stopped but the side effects have not diminished at all. how long should it take for these side effect symtoms to go way. should I seek treatment?
Avatar n tn Roughly 5 years ago, after lots of stuffy nose/breathing issues, I was diagnosed with nasal polyps. My GP gave me a short course of steroid tablets to reduce them, and then drops to keep them at bay. This was soon changed to a steroid nasal spray instead (maybe after a number of months or so). This all seemed to go well. The spray I use is Flixonase (fluticasone propionate - 50mcg/spray. I use 2 sprays in each nostril daily).
Avatar f tn I've used several bottles, or several months, of Fluticasone Propionate, which is a steroid nasal spray... I think it is the generic of Flonase. It may be that I can't tell because I am in permanent atrial fibrillation. But I haven't identified any problems other than it doesn't help reduce my nasal congestion. I just switched to Astepro, not a steroid, and it too doesn't give my congestion much relief. On the other hand Afrin works great, but it can ot be used continuously.
640719 tn?1277143630 I was wondering are all steroid nasal sprays the same or is one better then another? I'm currently using Fluticasone 50mg. Thanks for any answers!
Avatar n tn He put me on Nasonex, a steroid nasal spray, to reduce the inflammation. I also hear my heartbeat in my ear at times, and he's hoping that a month on Nasonex will stop that. If not, he'll do a CT scan and other work to see what's going on. Here's my question: Are any of you using something like Nasonex or Flonase? I do have a headache behind my eyes and feel tired a lot, but I had that before too.
Avatar f tn It started around the end of January 2010 for me, and I havent been taking anything different. I started taking Fluticasone Propionate, a nasal spray steroid for my relentless stuffy nose, but the doctor didn't tell me anything about side effects. I had recently gotten a new puppy as well, but I've had dogs all my life and I've never had any allergic reactions to my prior dogs. I don't even think dogs can cause allergic reactions of swelling in the lip and lower back.
Avatar f tn Is it safe to use a saline nasal spray if you're already using fluticasone protionate? I just started the fluticasone today, but my nose has been so very dry for weeks, that's why I was wondering about the saline nasal spray. I have not used it yet.
Avatar n tn Hello, Fluticasone is a steroid which is used topically in treatment of beard alopecia. Steroid injections are also commonly used in sites where there are small areas of hair loss. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn Advair™ Diskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder contains 2 medicines. The inhaled steroid Flovent® (fluticasone propionate) has a half life of around 5 hours, so it would be totally out of your system in a few days. The inhaled long-acting bronchodilator Serevent® (salmeterol) has a similar half life, so it would be totally out of your system after 5 days. When steroid side effects occur, they may linger for weeks or even months after the medicine has been stopped.
Avatar m tn what is the common dosage of nasal steroid spray and for how long to reduce the size of a polyp
Avatar n tn Sherbear56, Fluticasone (Flovent) is a steroid and so it does have the property to do those things you have listed. It is considered a side effect and I suggest you talk to your doctor about switching to a different medication.
Avatar n tn Some individuals achieve control with but a single medicine, an inhaled steroid such as Flovent® (fluticasone) or Pulmicort® (budesonide). There is also a less potent but effective, convenient medicine also worthy of consideration, called Singulair®, which is taken as a pill once daily. You can continue to use the Combivent® Inhalation Aerosol (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate)as a rescue inhaler when you have acute worsening of cough or ask your doctor for an albuterol inhaler.
Avatar m tn Dear Sir, I have been advised to use the fluticasone propionate inhaler to control my asthma. However, as a child ( I am now 50, male), I have been treated for TB. Also, I fear being susceptible to weak bones as well as eye problems like cataract. Is it, therefore, safe to use this inhaler?
Avatar f tn the rash-like thing disappears sometimes but reappears again without specific stimulation. i had been applying fluticasone cream(which i think is a steroid cream) now and then for the past two years. the rash eases down on application of the cream. but that is never permanent disappearence and it appears again. since, fluticasone is, as much as i know, a steroid, i would like to know whether it can be replaced with some permanent treatment.
Avatar n tn Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), in the same class of medicine as ibuprofen. It is unclear, from the information provided, why it was prescribed. You should ask your doctor about the rationale. What you describe sounds like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis, due to cigarette smoking. The coughing and wheezing may persist for months or even years. But, your decision to quit smoking is extremely important.
Avatar m tn i went to the same doc again he gave me steroid cream Fluticasone propionate to be applied for two months from now on!! It is used to treat secondary infection..!! The reddish rashes disappears when i apply Fluticasone propionate cream continuosly!! if i discontinue the cream! then the reddish rashes are occuring!!
Avatar m tn He told me to apply fluticasone cream twice a day, for a month. And if the hair doesn't grow back, he will give me steroid injections. Should I get those injections? What could be the side effects? Can this spread to scalp as well? As Maatson would know, I tried applying fluticasone on my white spot (IGH) and I had hypopigmentation. Is it really alopecia areata or should I seek a second opinion? If it is alopecia areata, what must I do to help myself?
Avatar n tn Hi, welcome to the forum, betamethasone (celestamine) is a sytemic steroid. Short courses of systemic glucocorticoids may be indicated for severe allergic rhinitis symptoms that are preventing the patient from sleeping or working. This was used previously as wide methods to treat rhinitis. Systemic glucocorticoids, is very effective in relieving the symptoms of allergic rhinitis; however, the potential side effects of them are too great to justify this approach.
Avatar m tn Advair is the brand name for Fluticasone Salmeterol, from Glaxo Smith Kline. Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
Avatar n tn this relating to reports of an increase in asthma deaths when the bronchodilator is not given along with an inhaled steroid. Symbicort® (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dehydrate) Inhalation Aerosol and Advair® HFA (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Aerosol are pharmacologically fairly equally effective.
Avatar n tn Dizziness has not been associated with this medicine. Advair™ Diskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder comes in 3 steroid strengths: 100 mcg, 250 mcg and 500 mcg. The general rule that should be, but is not always, followed is that each person should use the lowest strength that provides optimum asthma control.
Avatar m tn Just recently i get to know that avamys nasal spray (fluticasone furoate) can cause glaucoma and cataract. I has underlying allergic rhinitis since childhood and currently has been use avamys nasal spray for 1 year. But my condition did not improve much and doctor advice me to use for 3 months again. However i am a high risk groyp for glaucoma as i am a high myopes around - 7. Should I stop using the nasal spray as it further increase my risk for glaucoma and cataract?
Avatar n tn They told me they could not perscribe because of my melanoma diagnosis. Because this medication is a steroid they do not perscribe to patients with melanoma and I would need permission from my oncologist. I don't understand how this nasal spray could have any effect on my melanoma diagnosis.
Avatar m tn You probably have recurrence of the polyps. Routine use of a nasal steroid spray can be very effective in the treatment of nasal polyps. It decreases inflammation in the nose and sinuses along with nasal polyps. When a nasal steroid spray is used regularly it can shrink nasal polyps. However it does not provide immediate relief of symptoms. It may need to be used every day for several weeks to months to notice improvement in the symptoms.
Avatar n tn Veramyst™ (fluticasone furoate) Nasal Spray is an inhaled steroid for the nose as Asmanex® Twisthaler® 220 mcg (mometasone furoate inhalation powder) is an inhaled steroid for the lungs. A nasal steroid spray can be very effective in the treatment of rhinitis and sinusitis. However a nasal steroid spray does not provide immediate relief of symptoms. It may need to be used every day for several weeks to months for it to help.
Avatar n tn We would be very reluctant to attribute his weight gain and symptoms to this dose of inhaled steroid, even taking into account the additional effect of absorbed Flonase® (fluticasone). You should discuss this with his doctor. If his asthma has been stable for 3 months or longer, ask his doctor if a reduction in Pulmicort Turbuhaler® (budesonide inhalation powder) dose might appropriately be considered.
Avatar n tn An alternative would be the use of a combined inhaled steroid and long-acting inhaled bronchodilator, such as Advair™ Diskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder or Symbicort Turbuhaler® (budesonide and formoterol). Mucolytic medicines are generally not very effective, but Pulmozyme® (dornase alfa), approved for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, might help thin and clear your mucus secretions.
975514 tn?1325001538 My son is on a steroid inhaler for asthma. He had several courses of pred for asthma attacks in the year preceeding his diagnosis. At first the docs were thinking that his adrenal insufficiency was due to this but as time has gone on they now think that he has Addisons and his asthma meds had nothing to do with it. I am not sure what is in Advair as I am in the UK but the base drug Fluticasone is the most likely suspect when asthma meds are implicated in Adrenal insufficiency.