Is FLIXOTIDE used for severe asthma?

Is FLIXOTIDE used for severe asthma?

Moderate asthma: Patients with unstable or worsening asthma despite prophylactic therapy or bronchodilator alone. Severe asthma: Patients with severe chronic asthma and those who are dependent on systemic corticosteroids for adequate control of symptoms.

Is FLIXOTIDE inhaler a steroid?

FLIXOTIDE puffers contain a medicine called fluticasone propionate. This medicine belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids, frequently called ‘steroids’. They are not ‘anabolic steroids’ which are the steroids sometimes misused by athletes.

Does FLIXOTIDE have any side effects?

They usually include some or all of the following: wheezing, swelling of the lips/mouth, difficulty in breathing, hayfever, lumpy rash (“hives”) or fainting. Do not use your FLIXOTIDE puffer if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor says you should.

What is FLIXOTIDE inhaler used for?

Flixotide is used to prevent asthma. It is also called a preventer because when used every day it prevents asthma attacks. Flixotide works by preventing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs. It belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids.


Like other medicines, FLIXOTIDE puffers may cause some side-effects. If they occur, they are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.

How often should I use FLIXOTIDE?

Flixotide must be used regularly twice a day, every day, as directed by your doctor. Rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth after each time you use Flixotide.

Can I stop taking FLIXOTIDE?

You must use your FLIXOTIDE puffer every day. Do not stop using it, even if you feel better, unless your doctor tells you.

Can I drink water after using my inhaler?

If you are using a corticosteroid inhaler, gargle and rinse out your mouth with water after use. Do not swallow the water. Swallowing the water will increase the chance that the medicine will get into your bloodstream.

Can you overdose on FLIXOTIDE?

If you have used too much (overdose) If you have used more Flixotide Nebules than directed, you should ask your doctor if your medicine dose needs to be adjusted.

Do inhalers damage lungs?

Those who take inhaled steroids for long-term management have an increased risk of developing pneumonia . Generally, inhaled steroids have very few side effects because the medicine goes directly into the lungs.

Can inhalers damage your throat?

These inhalers may leave small amounts of medicine on the vocal cords, or cause dryness, irritation, or swelling of the vocal cords. This can change the sound of the voice and cause hoarseness, a breathy voice, a croaking voice, or complete loss of the voice. Throat bleeding or pain when talking is possible.

Does asthma shorten your life?

Nearly 10,371 years of life was lost due to asthma in our study (M/F ratio of 1.29). Asthma mortality rate increased with age, rising sharply after age 50. Average YLL per death was 18.6 years. Asthma mortality rate decreased from 6.66/100,000 in 2002 to 3.97 in 2011.