Fluticasone

generic for Cutivate

Fluticasone Side Effects

Nasal dryness/irritation, nausea, or vomiting may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: eye pain, facial pain, signs of nasal damage (such as pain, severe nosebleeds, a constant whistling sound from your nose), white patches in your nose/back of your throat, pain when swallowing, persistent sore throat.

Rarely, it is possible that corticosteroids given in the nose will be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children and people who use this medication for a long time and in high doses. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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  • pharyngeal candidiasis
  • hypercortisolism
  • adrenocortical insufficiency
  • immunosuppression
  • glaucoma
  • cataracts
  • blurred vision
  • conjunctivitis
  • dry eye
  • pharyngitis
  • sore throat
  • sinusitis
  • nasal congestion
  • dry nose
  • nasal passage irritation
  • crusted nasal mucosa
  • lesion of nasal mucosa
  • nasal pain
  • nasal septal perforation
  • bronchitis
  • xerostomia
  • contact dermatitis
  • urticaria
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms
  • dysgeusia
  • skin rash
  • headache disorder
  • epistaxis
  • sneezing
  • wheezing
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain with cramps
  • impaired wound healing
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • rhinorrhea

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Other medications can affect the removal of fluticasone from your body, which may affect how fluticasone works. Examples include HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, ritonavir), among others.