Alex Dean

Fluticasone propionate to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever)

Blog Post created by Alex Dean on Feb 24, 2018

In my previous article, I have explored in brief the therapeutic functions of two inhibitors, nepicastat HCl to treat posttraumatic stress disorder and setipiprant to treat allergic disorders. However, besides these two, actually there are many other inhibitors that has similar medical functions. Today, we will discuss inhibitor fluticasone propionate and inhibitor anastrozole in this article.

Asthma is a chronic disease caused by inflamed airways in the lungs, which makes it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs, giving rise to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness. The treatment for asthma varies from inhalers to oral medications to drugs delivered in a nebulizer or breathing machine. Meanwhile, there are certain natural asthma remedies so you can monitor your breathing at home.

As to allergic rhinitis, it is more commonly known as hay fever. This disease affects as many as 40 million to 60 million Americans. The symptoms of allergic rhinitis most usually seen are, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Sneeze frequently;
  2. Runny or stuffy nose;
  3. Itchy eyes, mouth or skin;

Allergic rhinitis, just like any form of allergies, occurs when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and often overreacts to some triggering elements in the environment. Another interesting fact about this disease - contrary to what the name suggests, hay fever has nothing to do with any fever.

Fluticasone propionate are made into drugs under brand name of Flonase and Veramyst to treat the above-mentioned two diseases: asthma and allergic rhinitis. As the active ingredients, fluticasone propionate is a synthetic corticosteroid derived from fluticasone, usually a white powder with a molecular weight of 500.6, and the empirical formula is C25H31F3O5S. It is practically insoluble in water, freely soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide and dimethylformamide, and slightly soluble in methanol and 95% ethanol.

Very naturally there are certain side effects for fluticasone propionate to be drug for asthma and allergic rhinitis, if you feel difficult while breathing, or detect that your face or lip or tongue or throat is swelling, then be careful, you may have been the victim of the side effects. If the situation gets worse, or you find more of the following symptoms, you are advised to go to the doctor:

  1. severe or ongoing nosebleeds;
  2. noisy breathing, runny nose, or crusting around your nostrils;
  3. redness, sores, or white patches in your mouth or throat;
  4. fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, flu symptoms;
  5. any wound that will not heal;
  6. blurred vision or eye pain