fluticasone propionate

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flu·tic·a·sone propionate

 (flo͞o-tĭk′ə-sōn′, -zōn′)
A synthetic corticosteroid, C25H31F3O5S, used as a topical anti-inflammatory and antipruritic, as a nasal spray in the treatment of rhinitis, and as an inhalant, in combination with salmeterol, in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

[flu(oro)- + tic- (probably shortening and rearrangement of carbothioate, one of its constituents) + (meth)asone (as in dexamethasone).]
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There was a huge demand for Ventolin and inhalers like Seretide and Flixotide in the later part of February and until early March as a result of an unfavourable weather which increased the chances of asthma attacks," he said.
Because of the potential side effects of the steroids, I have obtained an Aerokat and have a Ventolin inhaler and a Flixotide inhaler.
Asthma sufferer Emma, six, of Strathaven, Lanarkshire, collapsed after taking up to five times the recommended dose of Flixotide - a commonly used inhaler.
Emma, from Strathaven, Lanarkshire, was given the Flixotide inhaler by her GP from the age of 18 months, although it was only recommended for children over four.
Recent products heavily promoted , through the media include Flixotide, Lamisil, Viagra and Losec.
AA lot of patients are concerned about the effects of steroids used in preventer asthma inhalers - like Becotide, Pulmicort and Flixotide - but they are actually an extremely safe and effective way of controlling what can be a very serious disease.
Don-Duncan tested positive for the prohibited substance Flixotide following an incident in March when she took an inhaler from a friend as a joke and sprayed once into her mouth.
Large doses of fluticasone, known as Flixotide or Seretide, had caused Emma's adrenal glands to malfunction, leading to a fatal drop in blood sugar and blood pressure.
The newer forms, such as Flixotide, are thought to have virtually no effect on the body, except the lungs, in the right dose.
Don-Duncan was banned after testing positive for the prohibited substance Flixotide.
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Adrenal crisis is a serious hormone problem caused by taking large doses of the drug fluticasone, known as Flixotide or Seretide.