How it should be taken
It comes as a solution for inhalation.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Oral: The recommended dose is 80mcg to 320mcg, two times per day.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with acute exacerbation of asthma that does not respond to standard treatments with bronchodilators and steroids (asthmaticus); Known hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a glucocorticoid, prescribed as a prophylactic therapy in treating asthma and in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. The medication arrests the release of chemicals in the body that causes inflammation.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of tuberculosis, who are taking other medications especially steroid drugs, cataract, increased eye pressure, any infection, nose injury, during pregnancy, breastfeeding, children and elderly.
If steroid dose is decreased patient may develop with an increased risk of asthma and skin disease, if it so consult with your doctor.
Store it at room temperature (15° and 30°C), and in an airtight container.