Allen & Hanburys
Preventative asthma inhaler containing a corticosteroid
Flixotide is used to treat conditions characterised by a narrowing of the airways, like asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Flixotide contains the active ingredients fluticasone propionate. Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid.
Corticosteroids are hormones produced naturally by the body. They are responsible for controlling the inflammatory responses, so administering a corticosteroid such as budesonide straight to the lungs helps to decrease inflammation in the area.
How to take it
You should use Flixotide as directed by your doctor. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Flixotide is a preventer inhaler and as such it cannot relieve an acute asthma attack. It is important to carry your reliever inhaler with you at all times, so you can use it in case of an emergency.
Flixotide is normally administered using an inhaler device, such as the Flixotide evohaler, accuhaler, diskhaler or nebules. This is done because inhaling the drug means it acts quickly and effectively where it is needed, in the lungs. Inhaling also reduces the risk of side effects occurring in other parts of the body as less of the medication enters the bloodstream. Your GP may prescribe a different dosing regimen if you are unable to take your medicine correctly using an inhaler.