Also Known As: Fluticasone, Fluticasone propionate, Flovent, Flixotide
Fluticasone propionate is a synthetic corticosteroid derived from fluticasone used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever). It is also used to treat eosinophilic esophagitis.
GlaxoSmithKline currently markets fluticasone propionate as Flovent (USA and Canada) and Flixotide (EU) for asthma, and as Flonase (USA and Canada) Flixonase (EU, South Africa, Israel and Brazil) for allergic rhinitis (hay fever), as well as a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol as Advair (USA and Canada) or Seretide (EU). Teva markets fluticasone propionate as Nasofan in Italy.
It is also available as a cream (marketed as Cutivate or Flutivate) for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.