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a steroid antiinflammatory agent, used as the propionate salt topically in treatment of itching or inflammation, intranasally for allergic rhinitis and other inflammatory nasal conditions, and nasal polyps, and by inhalation in treatment of asthma.
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fluticasoneA CORTICOSTEROID drug used as an inhalant to treat ASTHMA and hay fever. Extensive studies have shown that fluticasone is safe and effective and, in the recommended dosage, does not affect growth in childhood. Brand names are Flixonase (nasal spray), Flixotide (inhaler) and, for external use only, Cutivate. With SALMETEROL it is marketed as Seretide.
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