Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.
Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a combination asthma medicine. Mometasone (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation and works to control your asthma and prevent asthma attacks. Formoterol (a long-acting bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and prevent wheezing and shortness of breath.
› Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) can increase blood pressure and heart rate, especially if you already have these conditions. These symptoms are related to one of the medications in this product, so don't change or increase your dose without talking to your doctor first. Tell your doctor if you develop dizziness, tremor, nausea, rapid heartbeat, become very tired, or have difficulty sleeping while taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol).
No specific weight-related info.
No specific weight-related info.
Upsides and benefits
› 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.
› It's a combination medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs.
› Significantly improves lung function and lowers the number of flare-ups by 70%. Also reduces rescue inhaler use in asthma.
› By inhaling this medication, it gets into your lungs quickly and doesn't affect the rest of your body as much, so if should have a lower risk of side effects.
› Some people who take Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) are able to use their fast-acting rescue inhalers less often.
Downsides and risks
› 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.
› You need to use Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) twice a day to control your symptoms.
› It doesn’t stop a sudden asthma attack. You always need to have a rescue inhaler close by to treat sudden symptoms or breathing problems.
› Steroids can suppress your immune system, so you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier while on this.
› You may need to take a different medicine if your asthma doesn’t improve and you need your rescue inhaler more often, or if tests show that your lung function is reduced.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› 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.
› Starts working right away, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
› Inhale two separate puffs in the morning and two separate puffs in the evening. It’s important to read the information that comes with your medicine so you use it the correctly.
› Clean the mouthpiece with a dry cloth every 7 days and don’t wash it with water.
› Rinse your mouth out with water after each use to lower your chance of getting a yeast infection (thrush) in the mouth and throat.