fluticasone

noun

flu·​tic·​a·​sone flü-ˈtik-ə-ˌsōn, -ˌzōn How to pronounce fluticasone (audio)
: either of two synthetic corticosteroid drugs with anti-inflammatory properties:

Note: Trademarks for preparations containing fluticasone include Advair, Flonase, and Flovent.

a
or fluticasone propionate : one C25H31F3O5S used as a nasal spray to treat allergic rhinitis, as an oral inhalant to treat and prevent asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and topically as a cream or ointment to treat inflammation and itching see advair, flonase, flovent
b
or fluticasone furoate : one C27H29F3O6S used as a nasal spray to treat allergic rhinitis and as an oral inhalant to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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“Fluticasone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fluticasone. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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