Flovent Diskus is an inhaled steroid medication used to prevent asthma attacks. Flovent is not a rescue inhaler, and shouldn’t be used to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Flovent exactly as prescribed.
Long-term use of Flovent or other steroids can cause osteoporosis, especially if you smoke, don’t exercise, or don’t get enough vitamin D or calcium.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should talk to their doctor before using Flovent.
Before using Flovent, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Flovent include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Can I use Flovent Diskus in the event of an asthma attack?
No. Flovent is not a rescue medication, and will not help in the event of an asthma attack.
Do I need a prescription to buy Flovent Diskus?
Yes. This medication is currently only available with a prescription.
I can’t taste any powder when I use Flovent Diskus. Is it still working?
Yes. Flovent Diskus delivers your medication in a very fine powder. You may not taste or feel it in your mouth.
Can I use a spacer with Flovent Diskus?
No. Diskus inhalers are not designed to be used with a spacer. Using a spacer will prevent you from getting the appropriate amount of medicine.