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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.
A 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.
The authors of the study ("Effects of Fluticasone Propionate Dosage in an Experimental Model of Feline Asthma" in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2010) investigated the ability of three different dosages of the inhalant GC fluticasone proprionate (Flovent HFA) delivered by a metered dose inhaler to ameliorate eosinophilic airway inflammation in cats with experimentally induced allergic airway inflammation.