Compare Flovent vs. Arnuity Ellipta

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Prevents breathing problems.

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

3.6/ 5 average rating with 483 reviewsforFlovent
Controls asthma.

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

Upsides
  • 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.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
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Reviews
483 reviews so far
68%
saidit'sworth it
39%
saiditworked well
8%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
17possible side effects
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    20%
  • Throat irritation
    13%
  • Headache
    12%
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection
    9%
  • Nausea and vomiting
    8%
  • Fever
    7%
  • Upper respiratory inflammation
    5%
  • Rhinitis
    4%
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain
    4%
  • Viral gastrointestinal infection
    4%
  • Viral respiratory infection
    4%
  • Musculoskeletal pain
    4%
  • Cough
    3%
  • Viral infection
    2%
  • Bronchitis
    2%
  • Muscle injury
    2%
  • Injury
    2%
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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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Risks and risk factors
  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)
    • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Serious allergic reaction
    • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Increased risk for bacterial and viral infection
    • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
    • Long-term treatment with Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
    • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
  • Difficulty breathing (bronchospasm)
  • Reduced growth rate in children
    • Dose of Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
    • Duration of treatment
  • Mouth and throat infection
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
  • Eye problems
    • History of high internal eye pressure
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
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  • 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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