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For Healthcare Professionals

 

A.Yes, Fluticare® is the same strength formulation that you have previously prescribed to your patients.

A.Included with each bottle of Fluticare® will be both a drug facts label and a special insert which will provide step-by-step instructions on how to properly use Fluticare® as well as how to clean and store the bottle and pump.

A.Like all nasal corticosteroids, the most common side effect is a mild bloody nose (epistaxis). A rare but serious side effect, called a deviated septum, can result from the improper use of Fluticare®. To avoid a deviated septum, it is important that patients follow the directions on how to properly use Fluticare®, particularly as they pertain to the angle they hold the bottle at while administering the medication.

A.Because no indication for fluticasone propionate nasal spray will remain Rx, it will no longer be available as a Rx. Pharmacies will no longer be able to fill prescriptions for fluticasone propionate nasal spray once their limited inventories run out.

A. 1. Because of the way glucocorticoids work, Fluticare® is well suited for daily treatment of your nasal allergy symptoms. While some patients may experience some symptom relief after one day of use, it may take up to one week of daily use to experience the full benefit of Fluticare®. * 2. If your patient is a sufferer of seasonal nasal allergies, it may be helpful to encourage them to begin taking Fluticare® a few days in advance of when their symptoms typically appear. 3. It may also be helpful to allay any concerns your patients may have when they hear the word steroid as the medicine in FlutiCare has been prescribed over 170 million times in the last 8 years in the US alone and has an enviable safety record*. *When used as directed. Please consult the drug facts label and package insert for more information regarding the proper use of Fluticare® Frequently Asked Questions by Pharmacists

A.Yes, Fluticare® is the same strength formulation that you have previously dispensed to your patients.

A.The Fluticare® 120 spray volume is the same volume that your patients have been receiving for years and provides 30 days of nasal allergy symptom relief. This is ideal for patients who have seasonal or perennial allergies. If a patient has never used a nasal steroid before and is unsure whether or not they will like the class of medication, you may suggest the new, 60 spray volume of Fluticare® that has been made available OTC for these patients and provides 15 days of relief.

A.Unlike oral antihistamines combined with a decongestant, Fluticare® treats nasal congestion without pseudoephedrine and can be sold over-the-counter. By encouraging patients to use Fluticare®, you will save time and be able to help more patients by avoiding the hassle and procedures involved with pseudoephedrine sales.

A.In addition to the drug facts label, each bottle of Fluticare® will include a special insert which will provide step-by-step instructions on how to properly use and how to clean and store Fluticare®.

A.Like all nasal corticosteroids, the most common side effect is a mild bloody nose (epistaxis). A rare but serious side effect, called a deviated septum, can result from the improper use of Fluticare®. To avoid a deviated septum, it is important that patients follow the directions on how to properly use Fluticare®, particularly as they pertain to the angle they hold the bottle at while administering the medication.

A.Because no indication for fluticasone propionate nasal spray will remain Rx, it will no longer be available as a Rx. Pharmacies will no longer be able to fill prescriptions for fluticasone propionate nasal spray once their limited inventories run out.

A. 1. Because of the way glucocorticoids work, Fluticare® is well suited for daily treatment of your nasal allergy symptoms. While some patients may experience some symptom relief after one day of use, it may take up to one week of daily use to experience the full benefit of Fluticare®. * 2. If your patient is a sufferer of seasonal nasal allergies, it may be helpful to encourage them to begin taking Fluticare® a few days in advance of when their symptoms typically appear. 3. It may also be helpful to allay any concerns your patients may have when they hear the word steroid as the medicine in Fluticare® has been prescribed over 170 million times in the last 8 years in the US alone and has an enviable safety record*. *When used as directed. Please consult the drug facts label and package insert for more information regarding the proper use of Fluticare®.