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(Mometasone / Formoterol)

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Compare Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) or used for similar purposes.

Dulera
(Mometasone / Formoterol)

Singulair
(Montelukast)

Foradil
(Formoterol)

Qvar
(Beclomethasone)

Advair Diskus
(Fluticasone / Salmeterol)

Intal
(Cromolyn)

Asmanex
(Mometasone)

Symbicort
(Budesonide / Formoterol)

Theo-24
(Theophylline)

Flovent Diskus
(Fluticasone)

Prevents breathing problems. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a convenient medication that'll control your asthma long-term, but it won’t stop a sudden asthma attack.Prevents breathing problems. Singulair (Montelukast) has fewer side effects but doesn't work as well as steroid inhalers for asthma. It also helps with allergies.Coming soon.Prevents breathing problems. Qvar (Beclomethasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) is good for people who need two medicines to control their asthma or COPD, but it might be expensive since there's no generic available.Relieves nasal allergy symptoms. Intal (Cromolyn) is a good option to relieve nasal allergy symptoms when antihistamines aren't working. Good choice for pregnant women.Prevents breathing problems. Asmanex (Mometasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) is good for people who need two medicines to control their asthma or COPD, but it might be expensive since there's no generic available.Coming soon.Prevents breathing problems. Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.
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6Dulera
Reviews for Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
84%
of people (All ages) say Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is worth it
79%
say it works well
8%
say it's a big hassle
Have you used Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)?
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Reviews for Singulair (Montelukast)
66%
-18% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
47%
-32% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
14%
-6% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
557 reviews
Have you used Singulair (Montelukast)?
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Have you used Foradil (Formoterol)?
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Reviews for Qvar (Beclomethasone)
34%
-50% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
29%
-50% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
26%
-18% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
Have you used Qvar (Beclomethasone)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol)
66%
-18% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
48%
-31% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
11%
-3% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
799 reviews
Have you used Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it

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Have you used Intal (Cromolyn)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Asmanex (Mometasone)
54%
-30% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
41%
-38% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
19%
-11% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
Have you used Asmanex (Mometasone)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol)
58%
-26% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
40%
-39% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
14%
-6% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
394 reviews
Have you used Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it

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Have you used Theo-24 (Theophylline)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
68%
-16% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
39%
-40% worse vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
8%
Same vs. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
483 reviews
Have you used Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)?
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Side effects
DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
  • Common cold 1%
  • Headache 1%
  • Speech disorder 5%
  • Sinus inflammation 2%
More Dulera side effects »
  • Sore throat 3%
  • Flu 3%
  • Fever 3%
  • Sinus inflammation 3%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Indigestion 3%
  • Otitis 3%
  • Viral infection 3%
  • Vocal cord inflammation 3%
More Singulair side effects »

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

FDA side effect reports for Foradil »
  • Headache 6%
  • Sore throat 2%
  • Oral symptoms inhalation route 1%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Pain 2%
  • Speech disorder 2%
More Qvar side effects »
  • Lung infection 6%
  • Headaches 4%
  • Candidiasis mouth/throat 9%
  • Throat irritation 1%
  • Viral respiratory infections 3%
  • Hoarseness/dysphonia 5%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Fever 1%
More Advair side effects »

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

FDA side effect reports for Cromolyn »
  • 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%
More Asmanex side effects »
  • Common cold 2%
  • Throat pain 1%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Flu 2%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Nasal congestion 2%
  • Stomach discomfort 5%
  • Vomiting 2%
More Symbicort side effects »

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

FDA side effect reports for Theophylline »
  • 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%
More Flovent side effects »
How it works
DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
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.Singulair (Montelukast) is a leukotriene inhibitor. It lowers inflammation in your lungs and nasal passages to prevent asthma and relieve allergies.Coming soon.Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) is a combination medicine. Fluticasone (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation to control asthma and COPD. Salmeterol (a bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and make breathing easier.Intal (Cromolyn) is a mast-cell stabilizer nasal spray that prevents and treats seasonal allergies.Asmanex (Mometasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) is a combination medicine. Budesonide (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation to control asthma and COPD. Formoterol (a bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and make breathing easier.Coming soon.Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.
Type of medication
DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
Prescription only
Prescription only
Prescription only
Prescription only
Prescription or OTC
Prescription only
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
  • Inhaler
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Granule
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Inhaler
Used for
DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
  • Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exercise Induced Asthma Prophylaxis
  • Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exercise Induced Asthma Prophylaxis Nocturnal Asthma
Risk factors for serious side effects
DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
  • Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)
  • Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery, or infection
  • Long-term inactivity
  • History or family history of osteoporosis (postmenopausal bone loss)
  • Long-term use of drugs that cause bone loss
  • History of heart rhythm problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
  • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
  • Age greater than 65 years
  • Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
  • Duration of treatment
  • History of high internal eye pressure
  • History of cataracts
  • History of glaucoma
Detailed Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) risks & warnings »
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Other environmental triggers
    • Recent treatment with corticosteroid medication
    • Lowering dose of corticosteroid medication
    • History of phenylketonuria (PKU)
    • History of liver disease including hepatitis
    • history of alcohol use
    • Other medications that cause liver injury
    Detailed Singulair (Montelukast) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
    • 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
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Higher dose of Qvar (Beclomethasone)
      • Dose of Qvar (Beclomethasone)
      • Duration of treatment
      • History of high internal eye pressure
      • History of cataracts
      • History of glaucoma
      Detailed Qvar (Beclomethasone) risks & warnings »
      • Adverse effect of long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs), one of the medications in Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol), a combination drug.
      • History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
      • COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
      • Age greater than 65 years
      • Lowering dose or stopping Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
      • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
      • Not rinsing mouth after use
      • Higher dose of the corticosteroid medication contained in Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol)
      • Adverse effect of long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs), one of the medications in Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol), a combination drug.
      • History of arrhythmia, hypertension or heart failure
      • Severe milk protein allergy
      Detailed Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) risks & warnings »
      Coming soon.
      • 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)
      • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
        • Dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)
        • Duration of treatment
        • Not rinsing mouth after use
        • Using higher dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)
        • History of high internal eye pressure
        • History of cataracts
        • History of glaucoma
        Detailed Asmanex (Mometasone) risks & warnings »
        • Adverse effect of long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs), one of the medications in Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol), a combination drug.
        • History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
        • COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
        • Age greater than 65 years
        • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
        • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
        • Not rinsing mouth after use
        • Higher dose of the corticosteroid medication contained in Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol)
        • Adverse effect of long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs) found in Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol), a combination medication.
        • History of arrhythmia, hypertension or heart failure
        Detailed Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) risks & warnings »
        Coming soon.
        • 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)
        • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
          • Dose of Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
          • Duration of treatment
          • Not rinsing mouth after use
          • Using higher dose of Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
          • History of high internal eye pressure
          • History of cataracts
          • History of glaucoma
          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 haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

          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 haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

          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.

          Food
          DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
          No food related info.
          • Singulair (Montelukast) contains aspartame (phenylalanine). People who have phenylketonuria (PKU) can't break down the amino acid phenylalanine. It builds up and causes serious medical problems. If you have PKU, don't use this product.
          No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.
          Kidneys and liver
          DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
          • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) 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 Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol).
          • There are reports of liver injury in people taking Singulair (Montelukast) mostly in combination with other factors such as drugs, alcohol, and liver disease. If you have any of these risk factors, your doctor will need to check your liver function periodically.
          No kidneys and liver related info.
          • 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).
          • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) too quickly which is related to one of the medications in the combination. 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 Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol).
          No kidneys and liver related info.
          • 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 Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) too quickly which is related to one of the medications in the combination. 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 Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol).
          No kidneys and liver related info.
          • 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).
          Sleep
          DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
          No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
          • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy.
          No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
          Weight
          DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
          No weight related info.No weight related info.No weight related info.
          • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
          • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
          No weight related info.
          • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
          • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
          No weight related info.
          • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
          Upsides and benefits
          DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
          • 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.
          • Prevents symptoms and improves lung function in children and adults with chronic asthma.
          • A single 10 mg dose improves exercise-induced asthma symptoms for up to 24 hours.
          • Fewer side effects compared to other asthma treatments.
          • Also relieves nasal allergy symptoms.
          • Effective pill alternative to corticosteroid inhalers.
          Coming soon
          • 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.
          • 2-in-1 medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs. Medicines are more effective together than alone.
          • Makes lung function significantly better.
          • Lowers the number of flare-ups and rescue inhaler uses in asthma and COPD.
          • You only have to use it twice a day.
          • Both the Diskus and inhaler can be used to treat asthma.
          • Treats nasal allergy symptoms.
          • Most people don't have many side effects since it works in the nose and doesn't affect the rest of your body.
          • It's a good option for pregnant women. Can also be used for kids 2 years and older.
          • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy.
          • No prescription is needed.
          • 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.
          • 2-in-1 medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs. Medicines are more effective together than alone.
          • Makes lung function significantly better.
          • Lowers the number of flare-ups and rescue inhaler uses in asthma and COPD.
          • In studies, shown to improve asthma symptoms, rescue inhaler use, and lung function on the first day.
          Coming soon
          • 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
          DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
          • 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.
          • You have to use Montelukast every day to control your symptoms.
          • Somewhat less effective than corticosteroid inhalers for asthma.
          • There's no generic available, so it can be expensive.
          • Can cause behavior changes, agitation, aggression, and difficulty sleeping for some people.
          Coming soon
          • 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.
          • You have to use Advair every day to control your symptoms.
          • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
          • The HFA inhaler isn't approved to treat COPD.
          • Can make your heart race.
          • 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.
          • There have been some reports of worsening asthma leading to death when taking this medicine.
          • Needs to be used regularly for at least a week to see any good effects.
          • Can have an unpleasant smell or taste.
          • Can cause headaches, or burning and stinging in your nose.
          • 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 Symbicort twice a day, every day to control your symptoms.
          • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
          • Lower doses are not as effective for COPD.
          • Can make your heart race.
          • 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.
          • There have been some reports of worsening asthma leading to death when taking this medicine.
          Coming soon
          • 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
          DuleraSingulairForadilQvarAdvairCromolynAsmanexSymbicortTheophyllineFlovent
          • 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.
          • Take it once a day to control asthma and allergy symptoms.
          • If you're using it for asthma or allergies, take it in the evening.
          • Use it 2 hours before exercising.
          • Granules can be taken by mouth or dissolved in liquid or soft food.
          • Doesn't treat sudden wheezing or asthma attacks once they start. Keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
          • The chewable tablets contain aspartame, so don't use them if you have a sensitivity to phenylalanine or phenylketones.
          Coming soon
          • 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.
          • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
          • Clean the mouthpiece with dry cloth once a week.
          • Talk to your doctor if asthma symptoms don't get better.
          • Lowers inflammation and opens airways to improve breathing.
          • Starts working in about 30 minutes, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
          • Prevents asthma symptoms, but doesn't treat sudden wheezing or asthma attacks once they start.
          • Use inhaler in a level position, and don't breathe out into the device.
          • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
          • Shake inhaler for 5 seconds before you use it.
          • Pump the inhaler 4 times before inhaling the first dose, or if it's been more than a month since your last dose.
          • Call 911 or your doctor if it's hard to breathe or you have an asthma attack while on this medication.
          • Diskus contains lactose, so don't use it if you're allergic to milk protein.
          • Works best when used one week before exposure to allergens. It takes about 1 to 2 weeks until you feel the full effects.
          • Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure you know how to use this nose spray. Don't use more than recommended.
          • Shake the spray gently and clear your nose before each use.
          • Before using it for the first time, prime the spray pump until you see a fine mist.
          • Breathe in slowly as you're spraying. Wait a few minutes before blowing your nose if needed.
          • 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.
          • Lowers inflammation and opens airways to improve breathing.
          • Prevents breathing problems, but doesn't stop sudden cough or wheezing once they start.
          • Starts working in about 30 minutes, but can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel full effects.
          • Use inhaler in a level position, and don't breathe out into the device.
          • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
          • Shake inhaler for 5 seconds before you use it.
          • Pump the inhaler 4 times before inhaling the first dose, or if it's been more than a month since your last dose.
          • Call 911 or your doctor if it's hard to breathe, or if you have an asthma attack while taking this medication.
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          • 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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