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Flovent HFA 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

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Flovent HFA 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

Flovent HFA 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Marketed as Flixotide Inhaler 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh in New Zealand
  • Manufactured by Glaxo Smithkline
  • Product of New Zealand • Shipped from Vanuatu
  • Prescription Required
Fluticasone Propionate 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

Generic Alternative to Flovent HFA 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Product of New Zealand • Shipped from New Zealand
  • Prescription Required
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Please Note: Flovent Inhaler 50, 125, and 250 are equivalent to 44mcg, 110mcg and 220mcg respectively in the USA. The amount of medicine delivered is identical. The strength is simply measured at a different point in the device.
Also available in United Kingdom and Canada More details

Flovent HFA 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Marketed as Flixotide Evohaler 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh in United Kingdom
  • Manufactured by Glaxo Smithkline
  • Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
  • Prescription Required

Flovent HFA 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 44mcg (50mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
  • Prescription Required

Flovent HFA 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Generic Alternative to Flovent HFA 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Flovent HFA 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Flovent HFA 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Marketed as Flixotide Inhaler 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh in New Zealand
  • Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Product of New Zealand • Shipped from Vanuatu
  • Prescription Required
Fluticasone Propionate 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Generic Alternative to Flovent HFA 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Inhaler
  • Product of New Zealand • Shipped from New Zealand
  • Prescription Required
Read more
Please Note: Flovent Inhaler 50, 125, and 250 are equivalent to 44mcg, 110mcg, and 220mcg respectively in the USA. The amount of medicine delivered is identical. The strength is simply measured at a different point in the device.
Also available in United Kingdom and Canada More details

Flovent HFA 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Inhaler
  • Marketed as Flixotide Evohaler 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh in United Kingdom
  • Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
  • Prescription Required

Flovent HFA 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 110mcg (125mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
  • Prescription Required

Flovent HFA 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Generic Alternative to Flovent HFA 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Flovent HFA 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Flovent HFA 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Marketed as Flixotide Inhaler 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh in New Zealand
  • Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Product of New Zealand • Shipped from Vanuatu
  • Prescription Required
Fluticasone Propionate 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Generic Alternative to Flovent HFA 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Product of New Zealand • Shipped from New Zealand
  • Prescription Required
Read more
Please Note: Flovent Inhaler 50, 125, and 250 are equivalent to 44mcg, 110mcg, and 220mcg respectively in the USA. The amount of medicine delivered is identical. The strength is simply measured at a different point in the device.
Also available in United Kingdom and Canada More details

Flovent HFA 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Marketed as Flixotide Evohaler 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh in United Kingdom
  • Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
  • Prescription Required

Flovent HFA 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

Fluticasone Propionate 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh

  • Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
  • Marketed as Flovent Inhaler 220mcg (250mcg)/Inh in Canada
  • Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
  • Prescription Required

Flovent Inhaler Helps Treat the Following Conditions:

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung condition where airways become inflamed and swollen, resulting in airways tightening and producing extra mucus. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

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

Marketed Internationally as Flixotide Inhaler

In some countries, Flovent Inhaler is sold under the brand name Flixotide Inhaler.

Flovent Inhaler Active Ingredient

Flovent Inhaler contains the active ingredient fluticasone, a corticosteroid. Fluticasone reduces swelling and inflammation of the airways of the lungs, helping patients breathe more easily.

Flovent Inhaler in the News

Effects of Inhaled Fluticasone Propionate in Children Less Than 2 Years Old With Recurrent Wheezing

A new study has tested the efficacy and safety of inhaled fluticasone propionate in children aged two and younger.

A total of 30 children – suffering from wheezing and a family history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, or eczema – took part in the study.

Over the course of six months, children were either given two daily doses of fluticasone or a placebo. The authors concluded that fluticasone improved asthmatic symptoms and had no significant adverse effects on growth and bone metabolism.

Source: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/116/Supplement_2/565.1

Flovent Inhaler General Drug Information

Overview

The Flovent Inhaler is prescribed to prevent symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath in patients with asthma. Controlling such negative symptoms helps asthma patients remain active and productive, despite their condition.

Flixotide Inhaler should be used regularly to be effective. It is not to be used in the event of sudden asthma attacks. Patients who suffer an asthma attack should use their quick-relief inhalers (e.g. albuterol) as prescribed.

Warnings

The information on this page is not a replacement for a consultation with a physician, qualified to treat this condition and prescribe medication. The information is supplied by a third party, independent of this website. It serves to raise awareness about this condition and point out basic information you should consider before buying Flovent Inhaler 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 works 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 Inhaler

Before sourcing Flovent Inhaler online, please read the medication guide provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Patients should read carefully the instructions on using the inhaler device properly. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist in the event of any questions.

The inhaler should be primed before being used for the first time. Patients should also prime the inhaler if they have previously dropped it, or not used it for over a week. When priming, patients should spray away from their face to avoid getting the medication in their eyes.

Shake the inhaler well for five seconds before each use.

Most patients are directed to use the inhaler twice a day, usually in the morning and evening. The medication is inhaled through the mouth and the dosage depends on the patient’s medical condition and response to treatment.

Patients who have been prescribed two successive inhalations should wait about 30 seconds between them. Shake the inhaler well between each puff. Those who use other inhalers at the same time should wait for at least a minute between each medication. The Flovent Inhaler should be used last.

After each use, patients should gargle and rinse their mouth with water. This helps to prevent irritation and fungal/yeast infections in the mouth and throat. Do not swallow the rinse water.

In young children, it may be best to use a spacer device and face mask with Flovent Inhaler.

Patients should clean the inhaler regularly, as directed. Keep track of the number of inhalations taken. Discard the canister after using the labeled number of inhalations. This should be done even if the patient thinks there is medication left in the canister.

Flovent Inhaler works best if used at evenly-spaced intervals. To prevent forgetting, patients are advised to use the inhaler at the same times each day. Do not increase your dose or use Flovent Inhaler more often than prescribed. Do not stop using the inhaler before consulting your doctor first.

Patients should use their Flovent Inhaler regularly to get the most benefit from it. It may take two weeks or longer for patients to experience the full benefit of this medication. Inform your doctor if your condition fails to improve or worsens.

If you regularly take a different oral corticosteroid like prednisone, continue doing so unless directed otherwise by your doctor. If t the drug is 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.

Patients should learn how to use controller drugs (medications taken daily) and quick-relief drugs, which are only taken in the event of sudden attacks.

It is important to have a plan for handling new or worsening symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, worsening peak flow meter readings, and waking up at night with trouble breathing. Discuss with your doctor what to do if you use your quick-relief inhaler more than two days a week, or if your quick-relief inhaler does not seem to work well. Learn when you can treat sudden breathing problems by yourself and when you must seek immediate medical attention.

Precautions

Before starting treatment, patients should tell their doctor if they are allergic to fluticasone. Flovent Inhaler may contain inactive ingredients which can also cause allergy. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

It is important to discuss a patient’s medical history, especially related to liver disease, osteoporosis, and current/past infections like tuberculosis or herpes. Eye problems (e.g. cataracts, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eye) should also be reported.

The Flovent Inhaler may mask signs of infection or worsen any current infections. Additionally, the medication can make patients more prone to new infections. Wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection, and avoid contact with people who have infections like chickenpox, measles, and the flu. Speak with your doctor if you believe you have been exposed to an infection.

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

It is important to monitor for unusual tiredness or extreme weight loss. Notify the treating physician in the event of such symptoms. Patients with serious injuries or illnesses – or those about to undergo emergency treatment or surgery – should alert their doctor that they have used Flovent Inhaler 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.

After prolonged use, Flovent Inhaler may slow a child's growth, however, poorly-controlled asthma can have a similar effect. Therefore, this treatment’s effect on final adult height is unknown. The treating physician should check a child's height regularly.

During pregnancy, Flovent Inhaler should only be used when clearly needed. Women should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.

It is not known whether Flovent Inhaler passes into breast milk. Mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.

Flovent Inhaler Missed Dose

Patients who miss a dose of Flovent Inhaler should take it as soon as they remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double their dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change the way Flovent Inhaler 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 can affect the removal of fluticasone from the body, affecting how it works. Examples include the hepatitis C medication boceprevir and some azole antifungals like ketoconazole (eg. Nizoral). HIV protease inhibitors like lopinavir and ritonavir (eg. Kaletra) have the same effect.

Flovent Inhaler Side Effects

Many patients are able to take Flovent Inhaler safely without serious side effects.

Common side effects include hoarseness and throat irritation. Patients should alert their physician should these effects persist or worsen.

Serious side effects include vision problems, bone pain, increased thirst and urination, easy bruising and/or bleeding, and white patches in the mouth and/or on the tongue. Patients should monitor for signs of infection like fever, chills, cough, and persistent sore throat.

Mood changes – such as depression, mood swings, and agitation – are also possible. Patients should contact their doctor immediately in the event of such symptoms.

In rare cases, Flovent Inhaler may cause sudden symptoms like severe wheezing and/or trouble breathing immediately after use. If this occurs, patients should use their quick-relief inhaler and seek immediate medical attention.

Serious allergic reactions to Flovent Inhaler are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, tongue, and throat), severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. Patients should seek immediate medical assistance if they experience such symptoms.

This is not a complete list of side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Storage

Flovent Inhaler should be stored at room temperature. Do not puncture the container or expose it to heat or open flame. Keep away from children and pets.

Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.

Flovent HFA Drug Information

  • Flovent HFA 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 HFA 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 HFA

    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. Follow the instructions for priming the inhaler if you are using it for the first time, if you have not used it for more than 1 week, or if you dropped the inhaler. When priming the inhaler, make sure to spray away from your face so that you do not get the medication into your eyes. Shake the inhaler well for 5 seconds before each use. Inhale Flovent HFA by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day (in the morning and evening). The Dosage of Flovent HFA is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have trouble using this inhaler. Young children may get better results using a spacer device and face mask with Flovent HFA. If two inhalations/puffs are prescribed, wait about 30 seconds between them. Shake the inhaler well between each puff. If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait at least 1 minute between the use of each medication, and use Flovent HFA (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. Use Flovent HFA regularly to get the most benefit from it. Flovent HFA 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 HFA 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. Clean the inhaler regularly as directed. Keep track of the number of inhalations used. Discard the canister after using the labeled number of inhalations on the package, even if it feels as though there is medication left in the canister. It may take up to 2 weeks or longer before the full benefit of Flovent HFA 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 HFA 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, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Flovent HFA, 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 HFA 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 HFA 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 HFA 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 HFA should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Flovent HFA passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Flovent HFA Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Flovent HFA, 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 HFA 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 HFA Side Effects

    Hoarseness or throat irritation may occur. If either of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed Flovent HFA because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Flovent HFA 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 HFA 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 HFA 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 HFA side effects
  • Flovent HFA Storage

    Store at room temperature. Do not puncture or expose Flovent HFA to high heat or open flame. 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.

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