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 1952 106
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1296 48
Cystic fibrosis 468 2
Bronchiectasis 72 1
Emphysema 47 15

Show all 55 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 7
Moderate 19
Mild 50
None 156

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluticasone

Side effect Patients Percentage
Hoarseness 5
Sore throat 5
Bad taste in mouth 4
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 3
Thrush 3
Burning sensation 2

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluticasone

Dosage Patients Percentage
50 mcg daily 6
100 mcg daily 5
50 mcg twice daily 4
44 mcg daily 3
88 mcg daily 2
110 mcg daily 2
100 mcg twice daily 2
200 mcg daily 2
250 mcg twice daily 2
50mcg/puff as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Fluticasone

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 53
Doctor's advice 49
Other 40
Side effects too severe 24
Course of treatment ended 22
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 11
Personal research 6
See all 184 patients who've stopped taking Fluticasone

Duration

Currently taking Fluticasone

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Fluticasone

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 37
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 99
Usually 73
Sometimes 41
Never taken as prescribed 19
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 12
Somewhat hard to take 36
A little hard to take 58
Not at all hard to take 126
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 7
$25-49 32
< $25 84
Not specified 107

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluticasone after stopping:

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

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fluticasone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 6
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 5
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 4
Mometasone (Asmanex) 3
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 2

Show all 19 treatments patients report switching to

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13 patient evaluations for Fluticasone

Jun 29, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for emphysema)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nosebleeds (epistaxis))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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