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 267 97
Allergies 70 35
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 56 30
Cystic fibrosis 28 2
Allergic rhinitis 10 4

Show all 42 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
Severe 9
Moderate 17
Mild 41
None 135

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluticasone

Side effect Patients
Hoarseness 6
Sore throat 5
Bad taste in mouth 3
Shakiness 3
Blood in mucus (nose and throat) 2
Burning sensation in nose 2

Show all 38 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluticasone

Dosage Patients
50 mcg daily 8
100 mcg daily 8
50 mcg twice daily 7
100 mcg twice daily 6
200 mcg daily 6
110 mcg twice daily 4
220 mcg twice daily 4
250 mcg daily 3
440 mcg twice daily 3
2 other daily 2

See all 35 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Fluticasone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 49
Doctor's advice 44
Other 33
Side effects too severe 25
Course of treatment ended 17
Expense 12
Change in health plan coverage 9
Personal research 5
See all 160 patients who've stopped taking Fluticasone

Duration

Currently taking Fluticasone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 29
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 18

Stopped taking Fluticasone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 32
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 87
Usually 66
Sometimes 34
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 34
A little hard to take 49
Not at all hard to take 108
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 30
< $25 75
Not specified 90

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluticasone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 5
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 3
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 1
Loratadine-betamethasone (PrefexNS) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fluticasone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 2
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 2
Formoterol-mometasone (Dulera) 2
Aclidinium Bromide (Tudorza Pressair) 1
Azelastine (Astelin) 1

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching to

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14 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)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 44 mcg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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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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