Flovent is used to control and prevent symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma. It works by reducing inflammation of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. Controlling symptoms of asthma helps you maintain your normal activities.
Flovent must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. Flovent Inhaler is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and won’t replace a rescue inhaler. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.
Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. This medication is for the long-term treatment of asthma in people aged 4 years and older
This medicine is for inhalation through the mouth. Rinse your mouth with water and spit the water. Do not swallow the water.
Follow the directions on your prescription label. Never change dosage before consulting a healthcare professional. Do not use with a spacer device. Do not use more often than directed.
Make sure that you are using your inhaler correctly. Ask your doctor or health care provider if you have any questions. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
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:
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your Pharmacist or Doctor for advice.
Store the medication in a dry place away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Discard this product according to the package instructions.
Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not let anyone else take your medication, even if they have the same symptoms you have.