Compare Arnuity Ellipta vs. Flunisolide

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

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Controls asthma.

An easy-to-use, convenient inhaler for asthma patients 12 years or older.

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Upsides
  • You only need to take Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone) once per day.
  • Breathe-activated inhalers may be easier to use than aerosol inhalers, and do not require cleaning and maintenance.
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Downsides
  • Don't forget to rinse your mouth after each use as Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone) can cause a fungal infection in the mouth or throat.
  • Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone) is not for on-demand treatment of an asthma attack. You will still need to have a rescue inhaler handy.
  • Do not take Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone) if you're allergic to milk proteins since it contains dairy.
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Used for
  • Asthma Perennial allergic rhinitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • Eosinophilic nonallergic rhinitis Sinusitis
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
Price
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Side effects
11possible side effects
  • Common cold
    8%
  • Lung inflammation
    7%
  • Lung infection
    6%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Sore throat
    4%
  • Sinus infection
    4%
  • Toothache
    3%
  • Stomach flu
    3%
  • Fungal infection of the mouth
    3%
  • Fungal infection of the mouth and throat
    3%
  • Pain from fungal infection of the mouth and throat
    3%
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The Aerospan (Flunisolide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Not for asthma attack
  • Sudden breathing problems
  • Weaker bones
    • Low bone mineral bone density
    • Prolonged immobilization
    • Family history of osteroporosis
    • Use of anticonvulsants
    • Use of oral corticosteroids.
  • Slowed growth
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