Flixotide improves breathing difficulties and limits the possibility of an asthma attack.
The medication can be dispensed daily via an aerosol canister or dry powder inhaler.
- Contains anti-inflammatory properties (fluticasone) to reduce swelling and irritation
- Daily use reduces the risk of asthma attacks
- Available as an Accuhaler or Evohaler
- Offered in dosages of 50mcg to 250mcg
Free consultation with all orders (no prior-prescription required)
What are the benefits?
Using a preventative asthma medication can improve your quality of life significantly by limiting the possibility of an attack and helping to improve breathing difficulties. The Flixotide Evohaler comes in a standard measured dose inhaler, which is easy to use and is familiar to most asthma patients as it resembles the aerosol inhalers often used for reliever medications.
The Flixotide Accuhaler by comparison contains blisters of fluticasone in a powdered form for a more accurate dosage. When your Accuhaler is down to the last five doses it will display the number of doses left so that you know when to refill it. The Flixotide Accuhaler works by releasing the medication with a lever before you begin to inhale, so that you do not have to put pressure on it whilst breathing in.
How does it work?
Asthma is caused by irritation and swelling to the air passages which can be reduced by using Flixotide (fluticasone), an anti-inflammatory steroid for daily use which helps limit asthmatic symptoms to prevent an attack. It can be used alongside a reliever medication such as Ventolin which will help if you do have difficulty breathing at any time.
Who can use it?
Most asthma patients are able to safely use the Flixotide Evohaler or the Flixotide Accuhaler unless they are lactose intolerant or allergic to fluticasone or HFA 134a. Mention in our consultation if you are taking any other medication, including herbal remedies or steroid tablets, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, as there may be a more appropriate preventative treatment for you.
What dosages are available?
The Flixotide Accuhaler comes in three different strengths and a doctor will advise on the best dosage for you. The usual starting dose is either 50mcg or 100mcg twice a day for adults with mild asthma and 250mcg twice a day for adults with severe asthma.
The Flixotide Evohaler is available in three different strengths (50mcg, 125mcg and 250mcg) and the starting dose is usually the same as with the Accuhaler. If you are over 16 and taking more than 1,000mcg daily you should be using a Volumatic device, which will reduce any soreness to the throat. Your doctor or pharmacist can advise you on switching to a different device.
How do you use the inhaler?
The medication will come with an information leaflet containing a detailed description of how to use your inhaler and a doctor, nurse or pharmacist can demonstrate if you are still unsure. The Flixotide Evohaler releases the medication as you inhale when you press the top of the canister. You may find the Flixotide Accuhaler easier to use as you can release the medication into the mouthpiece before inhaling by using a lever.
Are there any side effects?
Some people may experience an allergic reaction to Flixotide (fluticasone) which can cause rashes, swelling or breathing problems. More common side effects include thrush of the mouth or a sore throat, which can be avoided by brushing your teeth straight after using the inhaler.
Can I buy Flixotide online?
Yes. You can buy your Flixotide Accuhaler or Flixotide Evohaler online from euroClinix after completing a free consultation with one of our registered doctors. You will then be prescribed the most effective dosage for you which will be dispatched from our licensed pharmacy using our free next-day delivery service.
"Asthma is a condition that can cause distressing symptoms. Having the right inhaler to hand is extremely important for sufferers."
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