In a lot of cases people on medications rely on doctors in order to educate them about using a drug. Sometimes you can’t rely on them completely however. This isn’t to say that they don’t know what their talking about, but you need to be think in terms of personalization. Understand that a doctor will only educate you on the following about a drug:
A doctor will tell you how to take a drug and when to take it, but the goal is to keep you steady so that the benefits stay maximal. If you do this, you should be fine. However, there are all sorts of issues that can come up where you won’t be able to do something exactly as a doctor tells you. So questions need to be asked.
A doctor is going to tell you what a drug is designed to do. What they usually won’t tell you is to what degree. Now you assume the higher a dosage is for something, the more the effect. This might be true in some cases, but not all of them. You have to monitor yourself when on a drug, even going as far as to keep a journal just to make sure something is really working for you.
A doctor might tell you about side effects, but usually only the common ones. What about the major ones? What do you do in order to avoid these? If you don’t know what to do then you might be opening yourself up to more risk than you want. Most people don’t ask these types of questions to a doctor.
In the following text you’ll find general information about the drug Flonase.
What class does Flonase belong to?
The active ingredient in Flonase is Fluticasone, and it’s a man made corticosteroid. The specific mechanism for this drug is not really known. However, what it does is it stimulates the glucocorticoid receptors in people that produces a very effective anti-inflammatory response.
What’s Flonase prescribed for?
The drug is prescribed for management of different nasal symptoms that comes from perennial non-allergic rhinitis in grownups as well as children age 4 or older.
What are some of the possible side effects?
nasal burning or nasal irritation
What’s the best way to store?
Flonase should be kept at a temperature of about 4 C and 30 C (39 F and 86 F).
What’s the best dosage to take?
Adults are recommeded 2 spray in each nostril per day. The maximum dosage daily shouldn’t exceed 200 mcg/day (4 sprays).
Children ages 4 or older should spray 1 time in each nostril per day and the maximum dosage shouldn’t exceed 200 mcg/day.
Possible drug interactions:
ketoconazole (Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric)
A doctor is still your best option in order to ensure you get complete information about using Flonase. They’ll be able to look into your medication history and make sure to come up with a personalized method for use that works perfectly for you. However, you must make sure you aren’t afraid to ask questions. You must make sure you take the time to learn everything you can about this drug before you begin using it with any degree of consistency.