What is Fluticasone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Dymista Sirdupla

Fluticasone is a corticosteroid that is available as an inhalant for the treatment of asthma, in a nasal spray for allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, and in a topical cream for inflammation and itching associated with dermatitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 279 104
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 59 37
Cystic fibrosis 28 2
Breathing difficulty 9 4
Eosinophilic esophagitis 8 9

Show all 45 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 8
Moderate 18
Mild 50
None 141

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluticasone

Side effect Patients Percentage
Hoarseness 5
Sore throat 5
Bad taste in mouth 4
Dry mouth 3
Thrush 3
Voice changes 3

Show all 36 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluticasone

Dosage Patients Percentage
50 mcg daily 6
220 mcg twice daily 5
100 mcg daily 3
50 mcg twice daily 3
100 mcg twice daily 3
200 mcg daily 3
50mcg/puff as needed 3
44 mcg daily 2
88 mcg daily 2
110 mcg daily 2

See all 25 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Fluticasone

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 51
Doctor's advice 44
Other 37
Side effects too severe 22
Course of treatment ended 20
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 11
Personal research 6
See all 168 patients who've stopped taking Fluticasone

Duration

Currently taking Fluticasone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 17

Stopped taking Fluticasone

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 31
1 - 6 months 37
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 35
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 92
Usually 71
Sometimes 37
Never taken as prescribed 17
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 35
A little hard to take 58
Not at all hard to take 111
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 7
$25-49 30
< $25 81
Not specified 97

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluticasone after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 5
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 3
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 2
Mometasone (Asmanex) 2
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fluticasone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 3
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 2
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 2
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching to

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12 patient evaluations for Fluticasone

Mar 12, 2017 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps clear my nose for better breathing. Doesn't seem to affect my lungs much. Thinking there is something else besides asthma affecting my breathing. Nose reconstruction after significant accident in 1974.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nosebleeds (epistaxis))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 44 mcg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 8, 2012 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mucus in throat)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent cough or wheeze)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Aug 8, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent cough or wheeze)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 220 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: beware do not take this long term. the steroid effect is not helpful to an ALS patient unless you have been a heavy smoker.

  • 0 helpful marks
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