What is Flovent Diskus?
Flovent Diskus is an inhalation powder medication that is used to treat asthma in adults and children aged 4 years and older. It comes in the form of an inhalation diskus. The generic name of Flovent Diskus is fluticasone propionate. It is available as an inhaler in strengths of 50, 100, and 250 mcg.
Flovent Diskus Information
The initial dosage of Flovent is based on the severity of symptoms and health status. It is typically administered twice daily. The exact dosage will also depend on age and any treatments that were previously tried. Each dose of flovent diskus is administered via inhalation.
Flovent Diskus contains an inhaled corticosteroid called fluticasone propionate. It works by regulating certain inflammatory processes associated with asthma in the lungs and airways. It has relatively potent anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs and airways. It is typically administered twice daily to help control asthma symptoms.
Flovent Diskus is used to treat asthma in adults and children aged 4 years and older. More specifically, it is used as a maintenance or preventative therapy for asthma. This means that it should be used daily on a regular basis in order to be effective. It can take two weeks or longer to see the full benefit or the drug.
It should not be used to relieve acute symptoms of an asthma attack, or bronchospasm. A rescue inhaler, like albuterol, is often prescribed along with Flovent Diskus to relieve sudden breathing problems
Talk to your doctor about other medical conditions you may have including liver problems, osteoporosis, immune system problems, eye problems, milk allergies, infections of any kind, chickenpox, or measles.
Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using Flovent Diskus. You should also discuss any medications you take with your doctor, including prescription medications, herbal supplements or vitamins, and over-the-counter medications before starting treatment.
Always read and understand the patient information leaflet provided with the product before you begin taking Flovent. When you buy Flovent online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Flovent Diskus can cause fungal infections in the mouth or throat, otherwise known as oral candidiasis or thrush. Therefore, the mouth should be rinsed with water after every use.
It may also cause adrenal insufficiency, osteoporosis, slowed growth in children, eye problems, or worsening of a serious allergic reaction. Serious adverse effects may be more likely with prolonged use of the medication.
Seek emergency medical care if you experience worsening of existing tuberculosis, fungal/bacterial/ viral infections or trouble breathing. Avoid exposure to chickenpox as this medicine may lower your immune system.
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Sore throat
- Nose irritation
- Upset stomach
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Flovent online.
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Flovent Diskus FAQs
Flovent is inhaled into the lungs and is used to control and prevent asthma symptoms, while Flonase is a nasal spray used as a first-choice treatment for allergic rhinitis. They are both brand names for the active ingredient of fluticasone, a type of corticosteroid.
Flovent will cause fewer side effects than oral corticosteroids because of the direct inhalation into the lungs but Flonase gives you little to no side effects because it is only targeted for nasal allergies and doesn't get extensively absorbed into the bloodstream.
The difference in dosage form means they target different organs and one may be more effective for a particular disease than the other.
Weight gain or an increased appetite is a rare side effect of Flovent. An inhaler contains such a low dose of steroid that it usually doesn't cause an increase in appetite. Only a high dose of steroids or long-term use of Flovent will carry a risk of gaining weight.
Rinsing your mouth with water after taking Flovent will prevent the overgrowth of candida, a type of fungi. This condition is called thrush, which occurs when the normal balance of bacteria in the mouth is altered. Remember to spit the water out and not swallow it after rinsing your mouth.
Inhaled corticosteroids like Flovent may cause insomnia. In clinical studies, 3-13% of patients with respiratory problems experienced insomnia with the use of Flovent. Hyperactivity that may keep a person awake has been reported among children, although this is a rare side effect.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Flovent online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.