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Fluticasone furoate

Last updated on 03/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Fluticasone furoate

CHINESE NAME: 糠酸氟替卡松

BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Avamys 鼻眼適

DRUG CLASS: Corticosteroids

SUB CLASS: Glucocorticoids

USED FOR: Allergic rhinitis

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 27.5mcg (nasal spray)

What is Fluticasone furoate for?

Fluticasone furoate belongs to a class of medications called glucocorticoids. It is indicated for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.

How to use it?

Fluticasone furoate is used intranasally as nasal spray. 

Patients ≥12 years of age:
2 sprays per nostril once daily.

Children 2-11 years of age:
1 spray per nostril once daily.

Gently blow your nose to clear your nostrils. Close 1 nostril. Tilt your head forward slightly and keep the bottle upright, carefully insert the nasal applicator into the other nostril. Point the nozzle toward the outer side of the nostril and away from the centre of your nose. Press firmly and breathe gently inward through the nostril, then breathe out through your mouth. Repeat in the other nostril.

What are the side effects of Fluticasone furoate?

Common side effects of Fluticasone furoate include headache, candidiasis, nosebleed, nasal ulceration, nasal congestion, and nasopharyngitis.

Who should not take Fluticasone furoate?

People who are allergic to Fluticasone or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– It may take several days to see the full effect.
– Avoid spraying into the eyes.
– Shake well before use.
– Prime the new spray bottle before you use it for the first time. Prime it by pointing it away from your face and spraying it into the air 6 times. If you do not use this medicine for 30 days in a row or longer, you will need to prime the spray again.
– Avoid exposure to chickenpox or measles. If an exposure occurs, seek medical help immediately.
– This drug may make you more susceptible to infections. Seek medical help immediately if you have symptoms such as fever and sore throat.

Common dosing schedule:
N/A.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Fluticasone furoate may interact with:
Desmopressin
Ritonavir
– Antifungals, e.g. Itraconazole, Ketoconazole
– Macrolide antibiotics, e.g. Clarithromycin, Erythromycin 

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Fluticasone furoate in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Fluticasone furoate is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Fluticasone furoate in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.