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Flovent Inhaler

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What is Flovent Inhaler used for?

Asthma symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath) are controlled and prevented with Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone). Breathing becomes easier long term by reducing swelling (inflammation) of the lungs' airways. Maintaining control of asthma symptoms allows you to maintain your normal activities and reduces the amount of time lost at work or school. Flovent Inhaler is an oral corticosteroid. It is important to use this medication regularly in order for it to be effective. Asthma attacks that occur suddenly should not be treated with Flovent because it takes a long time to work. The quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, in some cases called salbutamol) should be used during an asthma attack or sudden troubled breathing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Flovent Inhaler

How To Use Flovent Inhaler?

For a first use, a long period of inactivity, or if you dropped the inhaler, follow the instructions for priming the inhaler. Make sure that you spray away from your face when priming your inhaler to avoid getting the medication in your eyes.

Make sure the inhaler is shaken well for 5 seconds before using. Inhale this medication twice a day (in the morning and at night) according to your doctor's instructions. Treatment response and your medical condition determine the dosage.

For young children, a spacer device and face mask may produce better results. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have trouble using the inhaler.

A 30-second interval should be allowed between inhalations/puffs if two are prescribed. When using more than one inhaler at a time, wait at least one minute between each and use the corticosteroid last, if you are using more than one inhaler.

Gargle and rinse your mouth with water after each use to prevent dry mouth, hoarseness, and oral yeast infections. Do not swallow the water.

You should take this medication regularly to get the best results. If you use the medication at the same time each day, you will be more likely to remember to take it. Consult your doctor before increasing or stopping the dose or using the medication more frequently.

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you should not stop taking another corticosteroid by mouth (like prednisone). When the drug is abruptly stopped, certain conditions can get worse (such as asthma and allergies). Withdrawal symptoms may include weakness, water retention, nausea, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and headaches if you suddenly stop taking Flovent.

After you start using fluticasone, your doctor may slowly reduce the dose of your old medication to help prevent withdrawal symptoms. If you experience withdrawal symptoms, consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

After using the number of inhalations indicated on the package, discard the canister, even if there may still be medication inside. Clean the inhaler regularly as directed. Keep a record of the number of inhalations used.

Call your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens after taking this medication for up to 2 weeks.

Inhaler instructions should be read carefully, and your pharmacist or doctor should be consulted if you have any questions.

What are the possible side effects of Flovent Inhaler?

The most commonly reported side effects of Flovent Inhaler include:

  • throat irritation
  • cough
  • increased thirst or urination
  • headache
  • signs of infection (such as chickenpox or measles, fever, chills, persistent sore throat),
  • stuffy nose
  • bone pain
  • deepened voice
  • hoarseness
  • sinus pain
  • vision problems
  • mental/mood changes (such as depression, mood swings, agitation)
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips
  • dryness in your mouth/nose/throat
  • easy bruising or bleeding

There are other side effects that may occur that are not listed on this page.

Seek immediate medical attention from a healthcare professional if you experience an allergic reaction or severe adverse reaction such as sudden weight loss, rash/itching or bone mineral density.

What are Drug Interactions of Flovent Inhaler?

Few known Drug Interactions of Flovent Inhaler are listed below:

A complete list of Flovent Inhaler) Drug Interactions is not available on this page.

Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.

How much does Flovent Inhaler cost in Canada?

Starting price of Flovent Inhaler 50mcg cost in Canada
- 120 doses - $63.00 USD ($0.53 per doses)
- 240 doses - $115.50 USD ($0.48 per doses)
- 360 doses - $141.75 USD ($0.39 per doses)

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How much is generic Equivalent Fluticasone HFA Inhaler cost in Canada?

Starting price of Fluticasone HFA Inhaler 125mcg cost in Canada
- 120 doses - $73.50 USD ($0.61 per doses)
- 240 doses - $136.50 USD ($0.57 per doses)
- 360 doses - $176.40 USD ($0.49 per doses)

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