Compare Asmanex vs. Flovent

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Asmanex
(mometasone)

Flovent Diskus
(fluticasone)

Prevents breathing problems. Asmanex (Mometasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.
Reviews & ratings
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4.65Asmanex
Reviews for Asmanex
54%
of people (All ages) say Asmanex is worth it
41%
say it works well
19%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Flovent
68%
-14% worse vs. Asmanex
39%
+2% better vs. Asmanex
8%
-11% worse vs. Asmanex
483 reviews
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Side effects
AsmanexFlovent
  • Headache 2%
  • Allergic rhinitis 2%
  • Sore throat 4%
  • Upper respiratory infection 3%
  • Menstrual cramps 5%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 3%
  • Candidiasis, oral 4%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Indigestion 2%
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  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 4%
  • Throat irritation 5%
  • Headache 5%
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection 3%
  • Nausea and vomiting 4%
  • Fever 3%
  • Upper respiratory inflammation 2%
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain 1%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 2%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 2%
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How it works
AsmanexFlovent
Asmanex (Mometasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.
Type of medication
AsmanexFlovent
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
AsmanexFlovent
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
Used for
AsmanexFlovent
Risk factors for serious side effects
AsmanexFlovent
  • Lowering dose or stopping Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
  • Long-term treatment with Asmanex (Mometasone)
Detailed Asmanex (mometasone) risks & warnings »
  • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
  • Long-term treatment with Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
Detailed Flovent Diskus (fluticasone) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Kidneys and liver
AsmanexFlovent
  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Asmanex (Mometasone).
  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone).
Weight
AsmanexFlovent
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
Upsides and benefits
AsmanexFlovent
  • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
  • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
  • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
  • Some people who take this medicine are able to stop other asthma medications or use their fast-acting (rescue) inhalers less often.
  • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
  • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
  • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
  • Available as both an inhaler and Diskus device.
Downsides and risks
AsmanexFlovent
  • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
  • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
  • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
  • You have to use Fluticasone every day to control your symptoms.
  • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
  • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
  • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
AsmanexFlovent
  • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
  • Starts working the same day, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
  • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
  • Replace the cap on the inhaler after each use to protect it from moisture.
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after inhaling the medication.
  • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
  • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
  • Contains lactose, so don't take if you have a milk protein allergy.
  • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
  • Can take 2 weeks or more to feel full effects.
  • Pump the inhaler 4 times before your first dose, or if it's been more than 7 days since your last dose.
  • Wait at least 1 minute between doses.
  • Rinse your out mouth with water after each use.
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after using Advair Diskus.
  • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
  • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
  • Diskus contains lactose, so don't use it if you're allergic to milk protein.
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