FLOVENT DISKUS (Fluticasone propionate)
FLOVENT DISKUS (Fluticasone propionate)
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Why is Flovent prescribed?
Flovent (Fluticasone) an oral inhalational medication, is used to prevent symptoms of asthma, like chest tightness, coughing, difficulty of breathing, and wheezing.
What does it do?
Flovent is a type of corticosteroid that works by decreasing irritation and swelling of the airways to allow normal breathing.
How should I use it?
Flovent is currently available as 125mcg and 250mcg HFA aerosol inhalers (Flovent HFA) and as 50mcg, 100mcg, and 250mcg inhalation powder (Flovent Diskus). Each type of inhaler has its set of instructions regarding its usage, priming, and cleaning. Make sure to follow the directions and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only use this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Flovent Diskus?
Keep in mind that Flovent is NOT a rescue medicine for acute attacks of asthma.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical and vaccination history especially if you had chickenpox or measles, and any allergic reactions to Flovent or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Flovent Diskus, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Congested or runny nose
- Hoarseness, sore, or irritated throat
- Painful white patches or sores in the mouth or throat
- Ear infection
- Serious side effects include:
- Irritation or itching
- Swelling of any part of the face or limbs
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Cough and shortness of breath
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when used with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Flovent with the following medications:
- Proair HFA
- Ventolin HFA
Immediately inform your doctor if you are using Flovent Diskus with any other inhaler, drug, vitamin, or herbal supplement. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Flovent in the container it came in, with the mouthpiece pointing down, closed tightly, in a clean environment away from light, excessive heat, and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Empty or unneeded medication should be disposed of immediately. Ask your pharmacist or local garbage collector on the proper disposal of this kind of product.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
There is still limited data on the developmental risks associated with the use of Flovent in pregnancy. Regular monitoring of pregnant women using this drug is essential to maintain adequate asthma control.
It is acceptable to use Flovent while breastfeeding. It is excreted in human milk in small amounts. Its effects on the infant are still not fully known. The potential risks and benefits of using Flovent in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered before taking this medication.
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