Flovent Diskus

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What is a generic medication?

Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.

Flovent Diskus 50 50mcg/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 50mcg/Inh

No generic is available for Flovent Diskus 50 50mcg/Inh.

Flovent Diskus 50 50mcg/Inh

Flovent Diskus 50 50mcg/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 50mcg/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Powder for Inhalation
  • Marketed as Flixotide Accuhaler 50mcg/Inh in United Kingdom
  • Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
  • Prescription Required

No generic is available for Flovent Diskus 50 50mcg/Inh.

Flovent Diskus 100 100mcg/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 100mcg/Inh

No generic is available for Flovent Diskus 100 100mcg/Inh.

Flovent Diskus 100 100mcg/Inh

Flovent Diskus 100 100mcg/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 100mcg/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Powder for Inhalation
  • Marketed as Flixotide Accuhaler 100mcg/Inh in Turkey
  • Manufactured by Glaxo Smithkline
  • Product of Turkey • Shipped from Turkey
  • Prescription Required

No generic is available for Flovent Diskus 100 100mcg/Inh.

Flovent Diskus 250 250mcg/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 250mcg/Inh

No generic is available for Flovent Diskus 250 250mcg/Inh.

Flovent Diskus 250 250mcg/Inh

Flovent Diskus 250 250mcg/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 250mcg/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Powder for Inhalation
  • Marketed as Flixotide Diskus 250mcg/Inh in Turkey
  • Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
  • Product of Turkey • Shipped from Mauritius
  • Prescription Required

No generic is available for Flovent Diskus 250 250mcg/Inh.

Flovent Diskus 500 500mcg/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 500mcg/Inh

No generic is available for Flovent Diskus 500 500mcg/Inh.

Flovent Diskus 500 500mcg/Inh

Flovent Diskus 500 500mcg/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 500mcg/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Powder for Inhalation
  • Marketed as Flixotide Accuhaler 500mcg/Inh in United Kingdom
  • Manufactured by Allen & Hanburys (a GSK Company)
  • Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
  • Prescription Required

No generic is available for Flovent Diskus 500 500mcg/Inh.

Flovent Diskus Helps to Treat the Following Conditions:

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung condition where airways become inflamed and swollen. Due to this inflammation, airways tighten and produce extra mucus. Patients often experience symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

While some patients experience mild symptoms, for others, the disease can have serious symptoms that require careful monitoring and medical treatment.

Marketed Internationally as Flixotide Accuhaler

In some other parts of the world you can buy Flovent Diskus under the trade name Flixotide Accuhaler.

Flovent Diskus Active Ingredient

Flovent Diskus contains the active ingredient fluticasone, a corticosteroid. Fluticasone helps to reduce inflammation and swelling of the airways and makes breathing easier.

Flovent Diskus in the News

Glaxo's Advair Is the $100 Billion Asthma Drug That Won't Die

Since 2001, Advair has helped children and adults with chronic lung disease. Eight years after the drug’s patent expired – and two years since its companion Diskus inhaler lost exclusivity – there are still no generic alternatives in the US.

It has been difficult to produce generic alternatives because medicines that have direct impact on organs can be difficult to evaluate. Additionally, inhalers are less consistent than pills in delivering doses, making them more difficult to compare to an original.

Novartis AG is expected to launch its generic version of Advair Diskus by the end of 2019. Vectura and Hikma Pharmaceuticals may launch its version by 2020.

Though Advair has generated some US$100 billion in sales for manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline,

industry experts claim that the delays in introducing generic competitors has cost about US$1 billion a year in missed savings.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-04/glaxo-s-advair-is-the-100-billion-asthma-drug-that-won-t-die

Flovent Diskus General Drug Information

Overview

Flovent Diskus is prescribed to prevent asthmatic symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath. The medication is inhaled through a device. Controlling the effects of asthma improves a patient’s quality of life and allows them be more active.

Flovent Diskus must be used regularly to be effective. It should not be used to prevent or relieve sudden asthma attacks. In the event of an asthma attack, patients should use prescribed quick-relief inhaler and medicines like albuterol (also called salbutamol in some countries).

Warnings

The information on this page is not a replacement for a consultation with a physician who is qualified to treat this condition and prescribe medication. The information is supplied by a third party, independent from this website, and only serves to point out basic information for patients to consider before buying Flovent Diskus online.

The website cannot take responsibility for the reliability or medical efficacy of the information provided. As mentioned above, patients should seek medical attention to ensure effective and safe treatment.

Not all products are shipped by our contracted Canadian pharmacy. The source country, shipping country or drug manufacturer may vary depending on availability.

The website also maintains commercial ties with dispensaries around the world. Products can be sourced from a number of countries. Patients should note that different items within an order can be shipped from different jurisdictions, depending on availability and cost at the time an order was placed.

How to Use Flovent Diskus

Patients should carefully read the medication guide to ensure the proper use of this inhaler before sourcing Flovent Diskus online.

The medication is inhaled orally, as directed by the treating physician. Dosage is based on the patient’s medical condition and their response to treatment. Most patients are prescribed to use Flovent Diskus twice a day, typically in the morning and evening.

Patients should hold the device in a level, flat position. It is important to inhale each dose deeply to receive the prescribed amount of the medicine. It is normal for patients to taste the drug while inhaling. Patients should not exhale into the inhaler device.

Those who have been prescribed a dose consisting of two inhalations should wait one minute between them. Patients using other types of inhalers should also wait a minute before inhaling different medications. In all cases, Flovent Diskus should be used last.

After inhaling your dose, gargle and rinse your mouth with water to prevent irritation and yeast infections in the mouth and throat. Do not swallow the rinse water.

Patients should not take the device apart or wash any part of the device. Close the inhaler after each use.

Patients should use Flovent Diskus regularly to receive the most benefit from it. The medication works best if used at evenly-spaced times. Patients should use the medication at the same time(s) each day to prevent forgetting. They shouldn’t increase their dose or use Flovent Diskus more often than prescribed. Do not stop this medication before speaking with your treating physician.

If you regularly take a different oral corticosteroid like prednisone, you should continue doing so unless directed otherwise by your doctor. In the event that such drugs are stopped suddenly, patients may experience withdrawal symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, and dizziness.

Such patients are usually directed to reduce the dose of their old medication slowly, in order to avoid withdrawal reactions. Patients should consult their pharmacist or doctor for more details and report any withdrawal symptoms immediately.

It may take up to two weeks for you to experience the full benefit of Flovent Diskus. Alert your doctor in the event symptoms persist or worsen.

Patients should learn the difference between inhalers for daily use (controller drugs) and those which should only be used in the event of attacks (quick-relief drugs). It is important to ask the treating physician what to do to manage the following symptoms: worsening cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, and worsening peak flow meter readings.

Patients who wake up at night with breathing issues should alert their doctor. The same applies to those using their quick-relief inhaler more than two days per week, or who notice that their quick-relief inhaler does not seem to be working effectively. Learn when you can treat sudden breathing problems by yourself and when you must seek immediate medical attention.

Precautions

Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to the active ingredient in this medication, or to any of its inactive ingredients.

This product may contain lactose and other milk proteins, which can potentially cause allergic reactions. If you shop for Flovent Diskus online, please note that it may be referred to as its generic name: fluticasone.

It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially past or current infections like tuberculosis, herpes, osteoporosis, and liver disease. Additionally, patients should mention any eye problems (e.g. cataracts, glaucoma, and herpes infection of the eye).

Flovent Diskus may mask signs of infection, making patients more susceptible to infections. Safety precautions should include regular hand washing and avoiding contact with people who have infections like the flu, chickenpox, or measles. Patients who fear they may have been exposed to an infection should consult their doctor.

Patients who have switched from an oral corticosteroid to Flovent Diskus within the past year may find that their body has a harder time responding to physical stress. The same applies for patients using this product in higher-than-usual doses for an extended period of time.

Immediately report unusual tiredness or extreme weight loss to the treating physician. Patients with serious injuries or illnesses – or those about to undergo emergency treatment or surgery – need to alert their doctor that they have used Flovent Diskus or an oral corticosteroid within the past year. Patients should include this information on a medical ID bracelet or carry a warning card.

Patients preparing for surgery or certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements, and herbal products they are taking.

Flovent Diskus may slow growth in children if used for a long period. Poorly controlled asthma, however, may also have a similar effect. This medication’s effect on final height in adulthood is not known. Patients should take their child for regular check-ups to monitor their child’s height.

Women who are pregnant – or planning to become pregnant – should discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with their doctors. During pregnancy, Flovent Diskus should only be used when clearly needed.

It is not known whether Flovent Diskus passes into breast milk. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose

Patients who miss a dose should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not increase the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change the way Flovent Diskus works, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to Discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.

Some medications – like the antifungal medicine ketoconazole (Nizoral)– can affect the removal of the active ingredient in Flovent Diskus from the body, changing the way it works. Additional examples include the hepatitis C drug boceprevir and HIV protease inhibitors like lopinavir and ritonavir (e.g Kaletra).

This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Flovent Diskus or any of its generic alternatives.

Flovent Diskus Side Effects

Most patients are able to use Flovent Diskus safely without serious side effects.

Some patients may experience hoarseness, throat irritation, and headache. Patients should alert their physician if event these symptoms persist or worsen.

Serious side effects include vision problems, increased thirst and urination, and white patches in the mouth and/or on the tongue. Some patients may experience bone pain, easy bruising, and/or bleeding. Patients should monitor for signs of infection (e.g. fever, chills, cough, and persistent sore throat). Serious side effects also includes mental changes like depression, mood swings, and agitation.

In rare cases, Flovent Diskus may worsen of breathing problems immediately after use. If this occurs, patients should use a quick-relief inhaler and seek medical help right away.

Serious allergic reactions to Flovent Diskus are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergy symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.

Storage

Patient should store the US product at room temperature.

The Canadian product is to be stored between 36-77 degrees F (2-25 degrees C).

Do not freeze. Store the medication in a dry place, away from heat, sunlight, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.

Discard this product according to the package instructions.

Flovent Diskus 250 Drug Information

  • Flovent Diskus Overview

    Fluticasone is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. It works by reducing swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. Controlling symptoms of asthma helps you maintain your normal activities and decreases time lost from work or school. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Flovent Diskus must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.

  • How to Use Flovent Diskus

    Read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with before you start using fluticasone and each time you get a refill. Read the patient instructions on how to use this inhaler properly. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Hold this device in a level, flat position. Inhale Flovent Diskus by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day (in the morning and evening). The Dosage of Flovent Diskus is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. It is important to inhale each dose deeply to get the right amount of drug into your lungs. You may or may not taste/feel the drug when you inhale. Either is normal. Do not breathe out (exhale) into the inhaler device. If two inhalations are prescribed, wait at least one minute between them. If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait at least 1 minute between the use of each medication, and use Flovent Diskus (the corticosteroid) last. Gargle and rinse your mouth with water after each use to help prevent irritation and fungal/yeast infections (thrush) in the mouth and throat. Do not swallow the rinse water. Do not take the inhaler apart or wash the mouthpiece or any part of the device. Close the device after each use. Use Flovent Diskus regularly to get the most benefit from it. Flovent Diskus works best if used at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Do not increase your dose, use Flovent Diskus more often, or stop using it without first consulting your doctor. If you are regularly using a different corticosteroid taken by mouth (such as prednisone), you should not stop using it unless directed by your doctor. You may have withdrawal symptoms if the drug is suddenly stopped. Some conditions (such as asthma, allergies) may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. To prevent withdrawal symptoms (such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness), your doctor may direct you to slowly lower the dose of your old medication after you begin using . Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away. See also Precautions section. It may take up to 2 weeks or longer before the full benefit of Flovent Diskus takes effect. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. Learn which of your inhalers you should use every day (controller drugs) and which you should use if your breathing suddenly worsens (quick-relief drugs). Ask your doctor ahead of time what you should do if you have new or worsening cough or shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, worsening peak flow meter readings, waking up at night with trouble breathing, if you use your quick-relief inhaler more often (more than 2 days a week), or if your quick-relief inhaler does not seem to be working well. Learn when you can treat sudden breathing problems by yourself and when you must get medical help right away.

  • Flovent Diskus Precautions

    Before using fluticasone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. may contain inactive ingredients (such as lactose, milk proteins), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Flovent Diskus, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,current/past infections (such as tuberculosis, herpes), certain eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eye), bone loss (osteoporosis), liver disease. Flovent Diskus may mask signs of infection. It can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Therefore, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details. If you have switched from a corticosteroid taken by mouth (such as prednisone tablets) to this inhaler within the past 12 months, or if you have been using in higher-than-usual doses for a long time, it may be more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Flovent Diskus or have used a corticosteroid taken by mouth within the past 12 months. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss. Carry a warning card or medical ID bracelet that says you use (or have used) corticosteroid medications. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Flovent Diskus may slow down a child's growth if used for a long time, but poorly controlled asthma can also slow down growth. The effect on final adult height is unknown. See the doctor regularly so your child's height can be checked. During pregnancy, Flovent Diskus should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Flovent Diskus passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Flovent Diskus Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Flovent Diskus, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Flovent Diskus Interactions

    Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Other medications can affect the removal of fluticasone from your body, which may affect how fluticasone works. Examples include boceprevir, HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, ritonavir), some azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole), among others.

  • Flovent Diskus Side Effects

    Hoarseness, throat irritation, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed Flovent Diskus because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Flovent Diskus do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,white patches in your mouth/on your tongue, signs of infection (such as fever, chills, cough, persistent sore throat), vision problems, increased thirst/urination, easy bruising/bleeding, mental/mood changes (such as depression, mood swings, agitation), bone pain. Infrequently, Flovent Diskus may cause sudden severe wheezing/trouble breathing immediately after you use it. If this occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler and get medical help right away. A very serious allergic reaction to Flovent Diskus is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

    List of Flovent Diskus 250 side effects
  • Flovent Diskus Storage

    Store the US product at room temperature. Store the Canadian product between 36-77 degrees F (2-25 degrees C). Do not freeze. Store the medication in a dry place away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Discard according to the package instructions. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: All medical content is supplied by a third party company who is independent from this web site. As such, this web site can not guarantee the reliability, accuracy, and /or medical efficacy of the information provided. In all circumstances, you should seek the advice of a health professional pertaining to drug, treatment and/or medical condition advice. Note that not all products are shipped by our contracted Canadian pharmacy. This website contracts with dispensaries around the world that ship products directly to our customers. Some of the jurisdiction include but are not limited to United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, India, Canada, Vanuatu, Mauritius, and USA. The items within your order may be shipped from any one of these jurisdiction depending on the availability and cost of the products at the time you place your order. The products are sourced from these countries as well as others. Please note that the product appearance may vary from actual product received depending on availability.