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Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)

Prescription only
Prevents breathing problems.

Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.

4.9/ 7 average rating with 483 reviewsforFlovent
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Used for
  • Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercise-induced asthma; Prophylaxis
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Throat irritation
  • Headache
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Upper respiratory inflammation
  • Rhinitis
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain
  • Viral gastrointestinal infection
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The Foradil (Formoterol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)

    Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Serious allergic reaction

    Severe milk protein allergy

  • Increased risk for bacterial and viral infection

    Bacterial or viral infection not being treated

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Reduced growth rate in children

    Dose of Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Mouth and throat infection

    Not rinsing mouth after use

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    History of high internal eye pressure

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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