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26.05 Fluticasone (Flonase)

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Generic Name

Fluticasone

Trade Name

Flovent

Indication

prophylactic asthma treatment

Action

locally acting anti-inflammatory

Therapeutic Class

antiasthmatics, anti-inflammatory (steroid)

Pharmacologic Class

Coticosteroids, Inhalation

Nursing Considerations

• use cautiously with untreated infections and suppressed immune function
• may cause headache, insomnia, bronchospasm, nasal congestion, adrenal suppression
• monitor patient’s respiratory status
• may lead to decreased bone density
• instruct patients using corticosteroids and bronchodilators that they need to use
bronchodilators first.
• instruct patient to stop smoking

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