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Effects of Fluticasone Furoate

Fluticasone furoate has been evaluated in several different studies for treating nasal allergies. In these studies, fluticasone furoate helped reduce nasal allergy symptoms, including runny nose, nasal stuffiness, itching, and sneezing. Additionally, fluticasone furoate is the first prescription nasal spray that has been shown in studies to improve eye allergy symptoms, such as itching, redness, and wateriness.

When and How to Take Fluticasone Furoate

Some general considerations for when and how to take this medicine include the following:
  • Fluticasone furoate comes in nasal spray form. It is usually taken once a day.
  • Be sure to shake your fluticasone furoate bottle well before each use.
  • Blow your nose before each fluticasone furoate dose. Breathe in gently while spraying it into your nose. Do not try to inhale the spray or breathe in too deeply, as the drug works when it comes in contact with the inside surfaces of the nose (not the throat or lungs).
  • Avoid aiming the spray toward the wall that separates your nostrils (in the middle of your nose, called the nasal septum). Spraying fluticasone furoate toward the nasal septum increases the risk of nosebleeds. Some people find it easiest to avoid this by holding the bottle in the opposite hand (by using the right hand to spray into the left nostril, and vice versa).
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of fluticasone furoate that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Fluticasone Furoate Dosing for more information.)
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