Formoterol is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Fluticasone propionate is generally used in treatment of allergy symptoms, asthma, oral lichen planus, severe allergic reactions and skin disorders
Application site reactions (burning
Dryness in mouth
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
itching and redness)
How to use
Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Twist off the top of the respule/transpule and squeeze all the liquid into the nebulizer. It should be used right away after opening. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Direct the spray away from the cartilage diving the two sides of your nose and toward the sides of your nostril. As you spray, breath gently and keep the head upright. Repeat in the other nostril.
How it works
Formoterol is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles in the airways & respiratory tract to make the condition better. This helps in making the breathing easier. Fluticasone propionate is a steroid. It blocks the production of some chemical messengers that cause inflammation, redness, swlling & other allergies in the body thereby improving the condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Formoterol a steroid? Formoterol is not a steroid but it belongs to the type of drug know as long-acting beta-agonists. Formoterol is also available with the combination of steroid in the form of an inhaler
Q. How long does it take to work and how long does it stay in the body? Formoterol works better if it is taken before heavy workout or exercise. it is effective for 12 hours in the body so next dosage should not be taken before 12 hours.
Q. How does Formoterol work? Formoterol helps in relaxing the muscle of the air passage which makes easier to breathe. It belongs to the group of drugs called long-acting beta agonists.
Q. What form does Formoterol come in? Formoterol is available in a powered filled capsule for the inhaler and it is available as a solution for nebulizer use
Q. What is Formoterol fumarate/Formoterol fumarate dihydrate/Formoterol and budesonide/Formoterol and advair? Formoterol fumarate and Formoterol fumerate dihydrate are different formulations of Formoterol. Budesonide is a steroid which may be prescribed by the doctor along with Formoterol. Advair is another long acting beta agonist which is the brand name for salmeterol and fluticasone
Q. Is Formoterol safe? Formoterol is safe to take as per doctors prescription
Q. is Formoterol banned? Formoterol is not banned
Q. Does Formoterol cause weight gain? There is no evidence that Formoterol will cause weight gain
Q. Does Formoterol cause death/asthma-related death? Usage of Formoterol will increase the risk of asthma-related death. still, it depends on the individual response, condition, and comorbidities
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate an antibiotic/steroid/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug? Fluticasone propionate is a steroid but not an antibiotic/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinerhic/decongestant drug.It is used to treat nasal congestion (decongestant) and other symptoms caused by allergies or conditions like asthma
Q. Does it contain sulfa? It does not contain sulfa
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate available over the counter? No. Fluticasone propionate is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate the same as Nasonex/Flonase? Fluticasone propionate is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray
Q. Does it contain acetaminophen? However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies. Acetaaminofen is a different medication
Q. What is used for? Fluticasone (in the form of inhaler) is used to treat symptoms of asthma and nasal inflammation such as coughing, wheezing, blocked nose, runny nose
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate used for cold? It is also used as topical cream to treat various skin allergies and infections. It is not used for common cold
Q. Can I take Fluticasone propionate with Benadryl/Sudafed/Zyrtec/ Afrin/Allegra/Mucinex? Yes. Fluticasone propionate may be taken with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)/Zyrtec (cetrizine)/ Afrin (oxymetazoline)/Allegra (fexofenadine)/Mucinex (guaifenesin) if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does Fluticasone propionate propionate cause weight gain/drowsiness/ wakefulness? Fluticasone propionate may cause weight gain since it is a steroid drug. It may cause drowsiness or wakefulness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate addictive? No. Fluticasone propionate is not an addictive or a controlled/banned substance
Q. Dose Fluticasone propionate cause nose bleeds? Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of Fluticasone propionate nasal spray/inhaler is nose bleeding. If your bleeding is more or does not stop, please consult your doctor
Q. Can I take Fluticasone propionate if I have high blood pressure? It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Fluticasone propionate if you have high blood pressure.
Do not use $name inhalation to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.Do not use this drug, if you are allergic to $name.Never place a capsule in the mouthpiece of the inhaler.Consult your doctor before taking $name, If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.It should be taken as an inhaler or nebulizer after clearly following instructions of the doctor and the instructions given in the patient information leaflet in the medication box.
Fluticasone propionate is used to treat a variety of conditions that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.Fluticasone propionate can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Fluticasone propionate. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.Do not stop taking Fluticasone propionate suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
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