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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-83  

Fluticasone furoate: A new intranasal corticosteroid

R Kumar, D Kumar, A Parakh 
 Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India

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A Parakh
Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children«SQ»s Hospital, New Delhi
India

Intranasal corticosteroids are recommended as one of the first-line therapies for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR), especially when associated with nasal congestion and recurrent symptoms. Fluticasone furoate is a novel enhanced-affinity glucocorticoid for the treatment of AR approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2007 and recently introduced in India. Fluticasone furoate nasal spray is indicated for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal and perennial AR in patients aged two years and older. This review summarizes the clinical data on fluticasone furoate nasal spray and discusses its role in the management of AR. Important attributes of fluticasone furoate include low systemic bioavailability (<0.5%), 24-h symptom relief with once-daily dosing, comprehensive coverage of both nasal and ocular symptoms, safety and tolerability with daily use, and availability in a side-actuated device that makes medication delivery simple and consistent. With these properties, fluticasone furoate nasal spray has the potential to enhance patient satisfaction and compliance, thus making it a good choice amongst available intranasal steroids.


How to cite this article:
Kumar R, Kumar D, Parakh A. Fluticasone furoate: A new intranasal corticosteroid.J Postgrad Med 2012;58:79-83


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Kumar R, Kumar D, Parakh A. Fluticasone furoate: A new intranasal corticosteroid. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];58:79-83
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