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Flixotide

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How to buy Flixotide?

You can buy Flixotide online after a quick consultation to ensure the medication is right for you and if you have been prescribed this inhaler by your doctor before. Approval by certified doctors follows shortly after.

Is it safe to order online?

When ordering from a certified online pharmacy, you can be ensured that your medication is safe. If the pharmacy doesn't ask you to complete essential health and medical questions, however, this is a telltale sign that the website isn't certified. The website should also display clear signs that it is registered and approved by the relevant authorities. In the UK, this includes being registered by the MHRA, GMC .

All medication will be delivered in tamper proof packaging complete with the full patient leaflet, which confirms that the medication is clinically proven and highly effective.

What is included in the price?

When ordering Flixotide online here at Medilico, this is an all-inclusive price including the prescription, consultation, medication and delivery. There are no hidden costs. The price adjusts depending on the dosage and quantity you have ordered.

Can you buy without a prescription?

No. All clinically proven medication requires a valid prescription and Flixotide is no exception. This is to confirm the medication is perfectly safe and highly effective for you to use. The prescription process will involve a short consultation – this is the same in person as well as online – and involves medical and personal question to ensure Flixotide is compatible with you.

What is Flixotide?

Flixotide is a corticosteroid that contains the active ingredient fluticasone propionate. It is used for the prevention of asthma. Flixotide is taken by inhalation and is commonly known as the preventer inhaler mainly so is used daily to prevent asthma attacks and related symptoms.

It is important to understand that Flixotide is not used to treat acute asthmatic episodes like a reliever inhaler. It should not be used to relieve a sudden asthma attack or breathing difficulties. Flixotide is also used to treat other lung disorders like bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive lung disease. Flixotide is classified as a corticosteroid and it acts by decreasing inflammation, swelling and irritation of the airways, making it much easier to breathe. Flixotide should be used every day even if one has no symptoms of asthma.

Symptoms of asthma typically start to get better between four to seven days after starting treatment. The medicine must be used regularly for best results.

How does Flixotide work?

Flixotide is a corticosteroid inhaler and it acts chiefly by decreasing inflammation in the airways. Once inhaled, the steroid prevents the release of potent chemicals from the cells lining the airways. By limiting the release of these chemicals, there is decreased swelling and inflammation in the airways. In addition, this inhaler also reduces production of mucus, which is also known to cause blockage of the smaller airways. When Flixotide is used every day it prevents asthmatic attacks.

How to use Flixotide

Preventer inhalers require daily use, typically twice a day, and Flixotide is no exception. The inhaler should be used at the same time every day for maximum benefit. All individuals should read the patient leaflet on Flixotide before use. Use the inhaler exactly as prescribed and do not exceed the dose.

It is vital that you use the inhaler correctly otherwise you will not be inhaling the right dose of the medication into your lungs. Flixotide is available in two formulations - the evohaler and the accuhaler.

The evohaler is a metred dose inhaler and delivers the drug in the form of spray or mist. It is important to coordinate the delivery of the drug and the breathing, therefore, the instructions must be followed closely.

The accuhaler is a dry powder inhaler that is preloaded with blisters that contain individual doses. In order to take the dose, you simply have to slide the level on the inhaler, open the blister and inhale the dose. Breathe out fully, put the mouthpiece to your lips and breathe in deeply. Again, it is important to follow the instructions closely.

If you have any questions regarding the use of an inhaler, speak to your healthcare provider, nurse or pharmacist.

What Should I Do If I Miss A Dose?

If you miss a dose, and if you remember within a few hours, take your inhaler as soon as you remember. If it's close to the second dose, then missed out the previous inhalation and continue as normal. Do not ever double the dose to make up for the missed dose as this can lead to toxicity.

Do not stop taking Flixotide, even if you have no symptoms unless told by your doctor.

If you are on multiple inhalers for asthma, wait at least 60 seconds in-between each medication.

What are the side effects of Flixotide?

The most common side effect of Flixotide is oral thrush with symptoms such as a sore throat or white patches on the tongue. This can be prevented by rinsing and gargling with water each time you use the inhaler. Do not swallow the water after the mouth rinse.

Other side effects of Flixotide include a hoarse voice, abnormal taste, bruising and a headache. Very rarely, the medication will raise blood sugar levels or induce mood changes such as depression, anxiety, and irritability.

Flixotide Precautions

Flixotide is only used for prevention of asthma. It is not a treatment for acute asthmatic attacks. If the frequency of asthmatic attacks continues to occur, then you should speak to your healthcare provider. You may require another medication.

Do not stop or alter the dose of the medication without first speaking to your healthcare provider.

In rare cases, Flixotide itself can cause worsening of asthmatic symptoms. If this happens, do not use the medication again, but use your regular inhaler to relieve the symptoms and speak to your doctor.

If Flixotide is taken for a long time, it can lead to adverse effects such as thinning of bone, cataracts, easy bruising, glaucoma, and peptic ulcer disease. Therefore, it is vital that you continue to see your healthcare provider so that the side effects can be monitored.

If you have been taking Flixotide for a long time, your body may not be able to respond to any stress. This means, prior to any surgery or procedure, you should tell your doctor as they may have to give you a booster shot of a steroid. Never stop Flixotide abruptly if you've been on the medication for a long time. Gradually taper the dose over a period of several weeks.

Contraindications

  • Flixotide is not to be used in children under the age of 4 and the higher strength concentrations are not to be used by children under 16.
  • Anyone with a recent infection or a lung infection like tuberculosis should not use Flixotide.
  • If you have an allergy to Flixotide or to any of the ingredients, inform your doctor.

Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

Flixotide should only be used during pregnancy if needed. However, you must speak to your doctor before you start using this medication. Since asthma attacks can prove to be dangerous during pregnancy, Flixotide can be used if the benefits outweigh the costs. In pregnancy, inhalers are preferred as the delivery of the drug is controlled and minimum amount enters the bloodstream. In any case, caution should be taken while using Flixotide during pregnancy.

It is not known whether Flixotide passes into breast milk. Again, inhalers can be used during breastfeeding if absolutely necessary as drug delivery is more controlled but whenever possible, its use should be avoided if pregnant or breastfeeding.

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