Flovent Diskus

(Fluticasone)

3.6/ 5 average rating with 483 reviewsforFlovent
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Prevents breathing problems.

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Our bottom line

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

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Quick facts about Flovent
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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.
People’s experience with Flovent

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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.
How it works

Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.

Quick facts about Flovent
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
People’s experience with Flovent

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Side effect rates for Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)

From 721 clinical trials of Flovent when taken for asthma (50 mcg twice daily)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    20%20%
    16%16%
  • Throat irritation
    13%13%
    8%8%
  • Headache
    12%12%
    7%7%
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection
    9%9%
    6%6%
  • Nausea and vomiting
    8%8%
    4%4%
  • Fever
    7%7%
    4%4%
  • Upper respiratory inflammation
    5%5%
    3%3%
  • Rhinitis
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Viral gastrointestinal infection
    4%4%
    1%1%
  • Viral respiratory infection
    4%4%
    4%4%
  • Musculoskeletal pain
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Cough
    3%3%
    4%4%
  • Viral infection
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Bronchitis
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Muscle injury
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Injury
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Flovent.

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Risks and Warnings for Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection

    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).

Common concerns from people taking Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)

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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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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Kidneys and liver
  • 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).
Weight
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.