Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA
Generic Name: fluticasone inhalation (Pronunciation: floo TIK a zone)
What is fluticasone inhalation (Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA)?
Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Fluticasone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Flovent HFA 110 mcg
Flovent HFA 220 mcg
Flovent HFA 44 mcg
What are the possible side effects of fluticasone inhalation (Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using fluticasone and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about fluticasone inhalation (Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA)?
Do not use fluticasone inhalation to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have been sick or had an infection of any kind. You may not be able to use fluticasone inhalation until you are well.
Contact your doctor if your asthma symptoms do not improve after using fluticasone inhalation for 2 weeks.
Seek medical attention if you think any of your asthma medications are not working as well as usual. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack. If you use a peak flow meter at home, call your doctor if your numbers are lower than normal.
Your dosage needs may change if you have surgery, are ill, are under stress, or have recently had an asthma attack. Talk with your doctor if any of your asthma medications do not seem to work as well in treating or preventing asthma attacks.
If you were switched from an oral (taken by mouth) steroid to fluticasone inhalation, you may need to go back to taking the oral medicine if you are under stress or have an asthma attack or other medical emergency. Carry an identification card or wear a medical alert ID to let others know that you may need an oral steroid in an emergency.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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