Flixotide is a preventer treatment for asthma which reduces the swelling and irritation to the lungs and air passages thanks to its active ingredient fluticasone propionate, which acts as an anti-inflammatory. When used daily, it can significantly reduce breathing problems and help to avoid asthma attacks altogether.
Flixotide is dispensed in two different types of inhaler: the Flixotide Evohaler and Flixotide Accuhaler. The Evohaler works in a similar way to most reliever inhalers: by releasing the medication when you press the canister whilst inhaling. The Accuhaler can be easier to use for some patients because the medication is released as a dry powder before inhalation.
You can purchase the Evohaler or Accuhaler from OnlineClinic after completing an online consultation, which will serve to help our doctors decide which dosage would be the most effective for your condition. You prescription will then be sent to the pharmacy and the medication will be delivered to you the following day.
Many asthma sufferers can benefit greatly from using a preventer treatment as it can help them to lead normal lives by limiting the attacks which can often be scary and difficult to control. Flixotide has the added benefit of being available in two different types of inhaler, making it easier to use for people who find pressurised canisters difficult.
You can continue to use your reliever inhaler in the case of an attack or if you have trouble breathing as this will not affect the anti-inflammatory action of the fluticasone medication.
The active ingredient in Flixotide is fluticasone, a corticosteroid which acts as an anti-inflammatory. By inhaling a small amount of the medication, it will prevent swelling and irritation to your airways and lungs, which is the main cause of asthma attacks. By using fluticasone every day you can significantly reduce your chances of suffering from an attack.
The Flixotide Accuhaler and Evohaler are each available in three different strengths; 50mcg, 100mcg and 250mcg and 50mcg, 125mcg and 250mcg, respectively. Your doctor will prescribe the dosage most effective for you after your consultation and you will usually need to use the inhaler either once or twice a day, even when you don’t notice any symptoms. Do not increase your dosage without consulting with a doctor first.
The Flixotide Accuhaler and Evohaler are safe preventer medications for most asthma patients, although a small number of people may be allergic or hypersensitive towards fluticasone, in which case a different treatment would be necessary. In your online consultation you will need to mention if you are taking any other medication or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as this may affect the dosage you are prescribed.
The most common side effects of this medication include soreness or infections to the throat and mouth, although these can be prevented by using a mouthwash or brushing your teeth after using Flixotide. If you suffer from swelling to the face, skin rashes or trouble breathing immediately after using your Evohaler or Accuhaler, you may be allergic to fluticasone, in which case you should consult with your doctor immediately.
Yes. Flixotide Evohaler and Flixotide Accuhaler are available to purchase from OnlineClinic after completing an online consultation with one of our doctors. If the medication is suitable for you, a prescription will be issued and your order will be dispatched with our courier service, which provides free next-day delivery so that you can begin your treatment straight away.
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