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Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone HFA)

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    What is Flovent inhaler used for?

    Flovent is used to reduce and prevent the symptoms caused by asthma. Flovent works by reducing the inflammation (swelling) in the lungs to make breathing easier. Flovent is used for the long term management of asthma to reduce the frequency and severity of asthmatic episodes.

    Flovent Inhaler Information

    What is Flovent Inhaler?

    Flovent is a prescription drug used to treat Asthma. Flovent belongs to the class of drugs called inhaled corticosteroids. Flovent contains the active ingredient fluticasone.

    Flovent is available both as an aerosol (Flovent HFA) and a powder (Flovent Diskus) for inhalation. Flovent HFA is available in the strengths 44mcg, 110mcg and 220mcg. Flovent Diskus is available in the strengths 50mcg, 100mcg, 250mcg and 500mcg.

    Flovent HFA is available as a generic. The generic name for Flovent is Fluticasone.

    Another brand name for Flovent is Flixotide. Both Flovent and Flixotide are manufactured by the same brand manufacturer, Glaxo Smith Kline and they both contain the same active ingredient. The difference in name is for marketing purposes where brand manufacturers chose to market the same drug in different countries using different brand names.

    Is Flovent a rescue inhaler?

    No, Flovent is not a rescue inhaler. Flovent is used as maintenance treatment for asthma to reduce or prevent the symptoms of asthma over the long term.

    Is Flovent a steroid inhaler?

    Yes, Flovent is a corticosteroid (steroid). It is used to reduce inflammation in the lungs caused by asthma.

    How to use Flovent Inhaler?

    Flovent is available as an aerosol and powder which is inhaled into the lungs through the mouth. Flovent is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used for the immediate relief of acute bronchospasms (cough and wheeze). Flovent is usually used twice daily in the morning and evening approximately 12 hours apart. It should be used every day to be effective.

    Follow the package instructions on how to inhale Flovent correctly. If you are not sure of how to use Flovent, contact your pharmacist for instructions.

    Possible side effects of Flovent Inhaler?

    The most common side effects of Flovent are hoarseness and throat irritation. Rinse mouth and gargle after each use of Flovent to reduce these side effects and to reduce the risk of oral candidiasis.

    Other possible side effects of Flovent are:

    • White patches in your mouth or on your tongue (oral candidiasis)
    • Sinusitis
    • Nasal congestion
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Allergic rhinitis
    • Headache
    • Persistent sore throat
    • Mood changes
    • Easy bruising or bleeding
    • Increased thirst and urination
    • Bone pain

    This is not a full list of side effects for Flovent. Let your doctor know if you experience these or any other effect while using Flovent.

    Possible Drug Interactions with Flovent Inhaler?

    Possible drug interactions with Flovent are:

    • Diclofenac
    • Imatinib
    • Isoniazid
    • Antifungal medications
    • Antibiotics
    • Antidepressants
    • Blood pressure medications

    This is not a full list of possible drug interactions. Tell your doctor or pharmacist the full list of all the medications you are taking so they can check for any possible drug interactions with Flovent.

    Flovent Inhaler cost in Canada

    Flovent HFA 44mcg cost in Canada
    120 doses - $72.99 ($0.61/dose)
    240 doses - $125.98 ($0.52/dose)
    360 doses - $165.99 (0.46/dose)

    Flovent HFA 110mcg cost in Canada
    120 doses - $88.24 ($0.74/dose)
    240 doses - $150.48 ($0.63/dose)
    360 doses - $192.72 (0.54/dose)

    Flovent HFA 220mcg cost in Canada
    120 doses - $144.49 ($1.20/dose)
    240 doses - $276.98 ($1.15/dose)
    360 doses - $361.50 ($1.00/dose)

     

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    DISCLAIMER: The following, is a summary and is provided to inform those looking into the Flovent price Canada. This document does not contain exhaustive information about Floair inhalers and should not take the place of professional medical advice. Seek the advice of a licensed physician or other health care provider if you have questions about Floair inhaler or any other aspect of your medical treatment. Do not ignore advice from your doctor or delay in seeking their advice because of the information provided below.

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