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Asmanex
(Mometasone)

Flovent Diskus
(Fluticasone)

Qvar
(Beclomethasone)

Aerospan
(Flunisolide)

Aerospan
(Flunisolide)

Omnaris
(Ciclesonide)

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.Prevents breathing problems. Qvar (Beclomethasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.
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4.65Asmanex
Reviews for Asmanex (Mometasone)
54%
of people (All ages) say Asmanex (Mometasone) is worth it
41%
say it works well
19%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
68%
+14% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
39%
2% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
8%
+11% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
483 reviews
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Reviews for Qvar (Beclomethasone)
34%
20% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
29%
12% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
26%
7% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
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Side effects
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • Allergic rhinitis 15%
  • Candidiasis, oral 13%
  • Fatigue 11%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 8%
  • Sore throat 6%
  • Joint pain 6%
  • Menstrual cramps 5%
  • Abdominal pain 4%
  • Sinus inflammation 3%
  • Indigestion 2%
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  • Throat irritation 14%
  • Bronchitis 7%
  • Headache 7%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 5%
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection 4%
  • Viral gastrointestinal infection 4%
  • Muscle injury 4%
  • Nausea and vomiting 4%
  • Fever 3%
  • Viral infection 3%
More Flovent side effects »
  • Sore throat 23%
  • Headache 16%
  • Back pain 3%
  • Speech disorder 2%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Oral symptoms inhalation route 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Flunisolide side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Flunisolide side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Ciclesonide side effects.

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How it works
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
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.Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
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Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
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Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
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Available as
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
Used for (click to learn more)
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • Asthma Perennial allergic rhinitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma Perennial allergic rhinitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • Allergic rhinitis Asthma
Risk factors for serious side effects
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • 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 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 risks & warnings »
  • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
  • Long-term treatment
  • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
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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.

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.

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
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • 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).
  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Qvar (Beclomethasone) 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 Qvar (Beclomethasone).
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Weight
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
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Upsides and benefits
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Downsides and risks
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • 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.
  • You have to use Qvar 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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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
AsmanexFloventQvarFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • Starts working the same day, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
  • Replace the cap on the inhaler after each use to protect it from moisture.
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after inhaling the medication.
  • Contains lactose, so don't take if you have a milk protein allergy.
  • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
  • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
  • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
  • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
  • 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.
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after using Advair Diskus.
  • Diskus contains lactose, so don't use it if you're allergic to milk protein.
  • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
  • Rinse your out mouth with water after each use.
  • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
  • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
  • Use daily to control your asthma symptoms.
  • Starts working the same day, but it can take up 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
  • Pump the inhaler 2 times before inhaling the first dose, or if it's been more than 10 days since your last dose.
  • Wait one minute between doses.
  • Clean the mouthpiece with dry cloth once a week.
  • Talk to your doctor if asthma symptoms don't get better.
  • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
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