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Product Details
Generic Name: Fluticasone inhalation
Brand Name: Flovent Diskus
Flovent is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the human, which cause inflammation. It is also used for preventing asthma attacks; however it won’t treat an asthma attack which has already started. Also known as Fluticasone, it is a corticosteroid derived used to curing allergic rhinitis and asthma. It is also used for curing eosinophilic esophagitis. At present, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) sells this medicine as Flonase (Canada and USA), Flovent (Canada and USA) and Flixotide (EU) for asthma, Pirinase (UK) for allergic hay fever, Flixonase (Brazil, Australia, Israel, EU, South Korea and South Africa), combination of salmeterol and fluticasone as Serevent (EU) and Advair (Canada and USA). Teva sells Flovent as Nasofan in Italy and is offered as Fluticone in India. It is in the group of medicines known as inhaled corticosteroids that prevent asthma attacks and reduce symptoms by decreasing inflammation in lungs, thereby opening the airways.
Doses of Flovent
  • You can take Flovent exactly as recommended by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • It also comes with patient instructions for effective and safe use. You should not use this medicine for curing an asthma attack, which has already started. Use only fast acting inhalation drug.
  • It is basically a liquid form of fluticasone, which is used with inhaler device that creates a spray you inhale into your lungs and through your mouth.
  • Asthma is usually cured with a combination of several medicines. To best treat your situation, use all the drugs as recommended by your doctor and get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine fully.
  • Get emergency medical help, if you think your asthma drugs aren’t working as usual.
  • Store Flovent at room temperature away from heat and moisture, while the aerosol canister must be stored away from high heat including open flame or in a vehicle on a hot day.
  • Missed dose can be taken once you remember; nevertheless don’t take additional dose for making up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose as symptoms might include easy bruising, thinning skin, increased facial hair or acne, changes in location or shape of body fat (particularly in your neck, face, waist and back), impotence, loss of interest in sex or menstrual problems.