Flixotide (Fluticasone) Evohaler

  • Preventative Asthma Treatment
  • Active Ingredient: Fluticasone Propionate
  • Reduces Swelling, Inflammation And Irritation In The Lungs
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Flixotide Asthma

Flixotide asthma is part of a group of medicines called corticosteroids, a type of steroid. It works to produce an anti-inflammatory and is used to reduce the swelling and irritation of the lungs caused by asthma. It helps to prevent asthma attacks when used regularly, often every day and is referred to as a preventer medicine. Flixotide is not used for the treatment of sudden asthma attacks, this would require a different medicine which is a reliever of symptoms.

Flixotide Evohaler is often prescribed to people who need to use a reliever inhaler like Salamol more than twice a week to help relieve the symptoms of asthma. Once a person has started using it, they usually experience an improvement in their breathing between four to seven days after the first use. It is recommended to continue use to prevent any breathing problems from returning.

 

 

 

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Asthma

Asthma is a long- term inflammatory lung condition that causes difficulty breathing. It is a common ailment that affects people of all ages and often begins during childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.

There is currently no cure for asthma but there are simple treatments that can help control the symptoms so that it does not have a big effect on your day to day life.

The main symptoms of asthma are:

● Wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)

● Breathlessness

● A tight chest, which can often feel like a band is being tightening around it

● Coughing

At times these symptoms can intensify, and this is known as an asthma attack. As there are other conditions that can have similar symptoms to an asthma attack, it is important to get a correct diagnosis so that you can receive the appropriate treatment. Consult your GP as they will be able to carry out some simple tests based on your symptoms.

Asthma self-assessment tool

Treatments

The main types of treatment for asthma are

● Reliever inhalers – these are used when needed to provide quick relief from asthma symptoms (salbutamol)

● Preventer inhalers (steroid) – these are used every day for the prevention of asthma symptoms

● Additional medication- Some people may also need to take tablets to manage their symptoms

Causes and triggers
Asthma occurs when the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs become inflamed and they begin to swell. The swelling causes the tubes to become highly sensitive and they temporarily narrow. This can occur without any triggers but there are common causes which include:

● Allergies – these can include house dust mites, animal fur or pollen

● Smoke, pollution and cold air

● Exercise

● Infections such as colds or flu

By Identifying your asthma triggers, you can know what to avoid and this can help you keep your symptoms under control.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody getsthem.If you notice any of the following serious side effects, stop using this medicineand talk to your doctor straight away. You may need urgent medical treatment. allergic reactions (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) the signs include skinrashes, redness, itching or weals like nettle rash or hives severe allergic reactions (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) the signs includeswelling of your face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty inswallowing or breathing, itchy rash, feeling faint and light headed and collapse your breathing or wheezing gets worse straight after using your inhalerPage 6 of 8Other side effects include:Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people) thrush in the mouth and throatCommon (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) sore tongue or throat hoarseness of voiceProblems with your mouth and throat can be reduced by doing certain things straightafter inhaling your dose. These are brushing your teeth, rinsing your mouth orgargling with water and spitting it out. Tell your doctor if you have these problemswith your mouth or throat, but do not stop treatment unless you are told to.The following side effects have also been reported in patients with ChronicObstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Pneumonia and bronchitis (lung infection). Tell your doctor if you notice any ofthe following symptoms: increased sputum production, change in sputumcolour, fever, chills, increased cough, increased breathing problems BruisingRare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people) thrush (candidiasis) in the oesophagusVery rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) sleeping problems or feeling worried, over-excited and irritable. These effects aremore likely to occur in children joint pains indigestion level of sugar (glucose) in your blood may be increased the way steroids are produced by your body may be affected when using Flixotide.This is more likely to happen if you use high doses for a long period of time. Thiscan cause:– children and young people to grow more slowly– something called ‘Cushing’s syndrome’. This happens when you have toomuch steroid in your body and it can cause thinning of your bones and eyeproblems (such as cataracts and glaucoma which is high pressure in the eye)Your doctor will help stop this happening by making sure you use the lowest doseof steroid which controls your symptoms.Although the frequency is not known, the following side effects may also occur: depression, feeling restless or nervous. These effects are more likely to occur inchildren nosebleeds Blurred vision

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