Flovent HFA(Fluticasone Propionate)
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. This product does not come with a dose counter.
Marketed as Flixotide Inhaler 50mcg/Inh in New Zealand
Marketed as Flovent HFA 50mcg/Inh in Canada
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. This product does not include a dose counter.
Marketed as Flixotide Inhaler CFC Free 125mcg/Inh in New Zealand
Marketed as Flixotide Evohaler 125mcg/Inh in United Kingdom
Marketed as Flovent HFA 125mcg/Inh in Canada
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.. This product does not come with a dose counter.
Marketed as Flixotide Evohaler 250mcg/Inh in United Kingdom
Marketed as Flovent HFA 250mcg/Inh in Canada
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.
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.
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. This product includes a dose counter.
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. This product does not include a dose counter.
Flovent Inhaler Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
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
Generic Flovent Inhaler Alternative: Flovent HFA
Generic alternatives to Flovent Inhaler are not yet available on this website.
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.
General Drug Information
What is Flovent Inhaler and What Is It Used For?
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.
Usage and Application
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.
Considerations Before Taking Flovent Inhaler
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.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
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.
Other Medications and Flovent Inhaler
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.
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.
How to Store Flovent Inhaler
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 Inhaler Coupon
Although Flovent Inhaler coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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