Generic Flovent (Fluticasone) is a steroid prescribed for prophylaxis of asthma attacks. It is one of the most effective medications, highly trusted by doctors all over the world.
ALso marketed as Flixotide, Flixonase, Flonase, Flovent HFA, Flovent Diskus and Pirinase.
Produced by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.
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- How to take
- Side effects
- Drug interactions
- Missed dose
As a steroid, Generic Flovent impedes the release of substances that cause inflammation in the body. It is most frequently prescribed for prevention of asthma attacks, although it is unable to stop the attack that has already started.
Generic Flovent should be taken according to your doctor’s instructions and directions on the prescription label. Do not change the dosage or the period of use without prior medical consult.
Do not hesitate to get help of your doctor or pharmacist if anything in the accompanying patient instructions is unclear to you.
In case of an attack that has already started, use only fast-acting inhalation medications.
DO NOT use the medication if you are allergic to it. If you experience any symptoms associated with allergies such as difficulty breathing, hives, swollen tongue etc., stop using the medication and seek urgent medical help.
Contact a medical specialist immediately if you experience any of the following: body weakness, fatigue and feeling close to fainting; vomiting and nausea; muscle pain or weakness; skin rash, tingling or bruising; eye pain, sight problems, seeing halos around lights; flu symptoms such as sore throat, chills and fever; breathing problems or wheezing; stronger asthma symptoms.
Common effects of using Generic Flovent include: dry mouth, nose or throat; headache; white patches or soars on your lips or inside your mouth; cough and stuffy nose; hoarse and deeper voice.
Note that this list does not include all possible side effects. Other side effects might occur depending on individual health conditions.
Generic Flovent is not suitable to treat an asthma attack that has already started.
Notify your doctor of any infections and diseases you have, as they might render the use of Generic Flovent impossible until cured.
Patients allergic to fluticasone should not use Generic Flovent.
Notify your doctor of all medications you are taking, especially: Generic Imatinib (Generic Gleevec); conivaptan (Vaprisol); isoniazid; antibiotics such as erythromycin (E.E.S., Ery-Tab, EryPed, Pediazole, Erythrocin), clarithromycin (Biaxin) or telithromycin (Ketek); antifungal drugs such as miconazole (Oravig), voriconazole (Vfend), ketoconazole (Nizoral) or itraconazole (Sporanox); heart or blood pressure medications such as nicardipine (Cardene), diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac), verapamil (Isoptin, Verelan, Calan, Covera) or quinidine (Quin-G); antidepressants such as nefazodone; HIV/AIDS drugs such as fosamprenavir (Lexiva), atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase) or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).
Generic Flovent may interact with other medications as well.
If you have missed your dose of Generic Flovent, make sure to take it as soon as possible. However, two doses should never be taken at the same time, so if the time for the next dose has almost come, DO NOT take the dose you have missed.
Keep Generic Flovent at 39°F - 86°F (4°C - 30°C) out of reach of children and pets. Shake before use.