Fluticasone Propionate Side Effects

What are Fluticasone Propionate side effects?

Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Fluticasone Propionate may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Fluticasone Propionate as a result of an interaction with other medications.

Side Effects of Fluticasone Propionate

The side effects of Fluticasone Propionate may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Fluticasone Propionate. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Fluticasone Propionate may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.

Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Fluticasone Propionate, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Fluticasone Propionate.

By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Fluticasone Propionate, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Fluticasone Propionate and the side effects associated with Fluticasone Propionate are described in the following:

Common Fluticasone Propionate Side Effects


  • bronchitis

Less Severe

  • oral candidiasis
  • Pharyngeal Candidiasis
  • pharyngitis
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Sinusitis
  • myalgias
  • headache disorder
  • cough

Less Frequent Fluticasone Propionate Side Effects


Less Severe

  • voice change

Rare or Very Rare Fluticasone Propionate Side Effects


  • hypercortisolism
  • aggressive behavior
  • glaucoma
  • cataracts
  • Paradoxical Bronchospasm
  • urinary tract infection
  • skin and skin structure infection
  • urticaria
  • osteoporosis
  • osteopenia
  • skin rash
  • hyperglycemia
  • angioedema
  • pneumonia
  • immunosuppression
  • Anaphylaxis
  • hypersensitivity angiitis
  • esophageal candidiasis
  • central serous chorioretinopathy

Less Severe

  • symptoms of anxiety
  • agitation
  • hyperkinesis
  • ecchymosis
  • Laryngitis
  • Rhinitis
  • depression
  • dental discoloration
  • sore throat
  • xerostomia
  • pruritus of skin
  • arthralgias
  • dizziness
  • viral infection
  • fever
  • fatigue
  • weight gain
  • dyspnea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • eosinophilia
  • rhinorrhea
  • dyspepsia
  • muscle rigidity
  • dental caries
  • facial edema
  • blurred vision