fluticasone (Flonase, Flonase Allergy Relief)

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GENERIC NAME: Fluticasone propionate nasal spray

BRAND NAME: Flonase, Flonase Allergy Relief

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Fluticasone is a man-made corticosteroid. The exact mechanism of action of fluticasone is not known; however, it stimulates glucocorticoid receptors in humans that produces a potent anti-inflammatory response. Fluticasone also works on multiple cells and mediators that are responsible for the inflammatory symptoms of allergic rhinitis (sneezing, runny nose, etc). The FDA approved fluticasone in October 1994.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Fluticasone is used for the management of nasal symptoms of perennial non-allergic rhinitis in adults and children of 4 years of age and older.

Safe and effective use of fluticasone has not been established for children under the age of 4.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of fluticasone include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/14/2015

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