Flovent Diskus Uses and IndicationsChemical Name FLUTICASONE (floo-TIK-a-sone)pEach device has 60 doses.
Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
Fluvent Diskus contains Fluticasone. Fluticasone belongs to a type of drugs known as corticosteroids. Fluticasone is used to control and reduce symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath that are caused by asthma. It carries out its function by reducing swelling and inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This helps make breathing easier. With controlled symptoms of asthma, you can carry out normal activities of the day without having any time lost during school or work.
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Flovent Diskus comes in an orange plastic inhaler containing a foil blister strip. Each blister on this strip contains a white powder mix of micronized fluticasone propionate in 12.5 mg of formulation containing lactose monohydrate.
There are three types available, i.e., Fluticasone 50 mcg, Fluticasone 100 mcg, and Fluticasone 250 mcg.
To take this medicine, you need to hold the inhaler in a level, flat position. Inhale this medication by mouth. The usual dose is twice a day that is in the morning and evening. It is necessary that you ensure to inhale each dose deeply to get the right amount of drug into the lungs. You may or may not taste the drug when inhaling. Either is okay. You should not breathe back out into the inhaler device.
If two inhalations are prescribed by your doctor, wait at least one minute between each of them. If you are using other inhalers as well, wait at least for a minute between the use of each medication. Ensure that you use this drug at the end.
Cautions you should know about are:
- Gargle and rinse mouth after each use to avoid yeast and fungal infections in mouth and throat.
- Do not swallow the rinse water.
- It is not effective in relieving asthma attacks.
- An asthma patient should always have a quick-relief inhaler on hand in case of emergency.
- Not suitable for use by pregnant women.
- Breastfeeding females should avoid using this drug.
Possible side effects of this drug are:
- A headache
- Throat irritation
- A runny nose
- Flu-like symptoms
Product Code: 1529
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