Flovent Diskus Uses and IndicationsChemical Name FLUTICASONE (floo-TIK-a-sone)pEach device has 60 doses. pFlovent is used to control the symptoms of asthma. Flovnet helps to prevent asthma attacks, but it will not work to stop an asthma attack that has already started. Your doctor will probably prescribe a different medication to use whenever you have an asthma attack.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication include headache, stuffy or runny nose, difficulty speaking, diarrhea and back or joint pain.
Product Code: 1529
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.