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Flovent Diskus(Fluticasone)

Also Known as Flixotide


Flovent Diskus(Fluticasone)

Prescription Required

50mcg (60 doses / diskus)
100mcg (60 doses / diskus)
250mcg (60 doses / diskus)

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  • Product Details


    Your healthcare provider may prescribe Flovent diskus if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

    • Asthma
    • Bronchiolitis obliterans
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Eosinophilic esophagitis

    The above conditions are chronic lung diseases that are thought to be caused by an overactive immune system. Flovent is a corticosteroid, which is a naturally occurring type of hormone that regulates the immune system. Flovent works by reducing inflammation in the airways.

    Fact Table


    C22H27F3O4S (Fluticason)


    US FDA


    0.51% (Intranasal)

    Legal status

    CA: OTC

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    10 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    50mcg, 100mcg, 250mcg


    Consult Doctor


    Flovent Diskus

    Protein binding

    More than 91.0%

    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    Intranasal, inhaled, topical


    Flovent Diskus is usually given twice daily. The mouth should be rinsed after each administration, and the water should be spit out and not swallowed.

    The dosage will vary depending on disease severity.


    The active ingredient in Flovent Diskus is fluticasone.


    Drug-drug interactions are rare with inhaled drugs but can include:

    • Atazanavir
    • Ceritinib
    • Clarithromycin
    • Clofazimine
    • Cobicistat and cobicistat-containing coformulations
    • Darunavir
    • Esketamine
    • Fexinidazole
    • Fusidic Acid
    • Idelalisib
    • Indinavir
    • Itraconazole
    • Ketoconazole
    • Levoketoconazole
    • Lonafarnib
    • Lopinavir
    • Mifepristone
    • Nefazodone
    • Nelfinavir
    • Nirmatrelvir and Ritonavir
    • Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir
    • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir
    • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir plus dasabuvir
    • Posaconazole
    • Ritonavir and ritonavir-containing coformulations
    • Saquinavir
    • Telithromycin
    • Tucatinib
    • Voriconazole


    Use caution if you have an infection.

    Your doctor may want to monitor your bone mineral density while taking this drug.

    Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list of precautions.

    Side Effects

    Adverse effects may include:

    • Abdominal distress 
    • Abdominal pain 
    • Ageusia
    • Altered sense of smell
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Angioedema
    • Anosmia
    • Blood in the nasal mucosa 
    • Blurred vision
    • Bronchitis 
    • Bronchospasm
    • Cataract 
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Cough 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Dizziness
    • Dry eye syndrome
    • Dry nose 
    • Dry throat
    • Dysgeusia
    • Dyspnea
    • Epistaxis 
    • Esophageal candidiasis
    • Eye irritation
    • Facial edema
    • Fever
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Generalized ache or pain 
    • Glaucoma
    • Growth retardation
    • Headache 
    • Hoarseness
    • Hypersensitivity reaction
    • Increased intraocular pressure 
    • Intestinal candidiasis
    • Localized erythema 
    • Nasal candidiasis
    • Nasal congestion 
    • Nasal mucosa ulcer 
    • Nasal septum perforation
    • Nasopharyngitis 
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Nonimmune anaphylaxis
    • Oropharyngeal pain 
    • Pharyngeal candidiasis
    • Pharyngitis 
    • Pruritus
    • Pulmonary signs and symptoms
    • Rhinorrhea 
    • Sinusitis
    • Skin rash
    • Sore throat
    • Throat irritation
    • Tongue edema
    • Toothache 
    • Urticaria
    • Voice disorder
    • Weight gain 
    • Wheezing


    Flovent Diskus [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2019.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)

    What is Flovent Diskus?

    Flovent Diskus is a steroid medication used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children. It belongs to the corticosteroid family of medicines and helps in reducing the symptoms of asthma by decreasing the number and severity of asthma attacks when used regularly.

    How is Flovent Diskus administered?

    Flovent Diskus should be inhaled orally in patients aged 4 years and older. It's important to rinse the mouth with water without swallowing after inhalation to help reduce the risk of oropharyngeal candidiasis.

    What are the benefits of using Flovent Diskus for asthma?

    When taken twice daily as directed, Flovent Diskus helps prevent asthma symptoms before they start by reducing airway inflammation, an underlying cause of asthma symptoms.

    Does Flovent Diskus replace a rescue inhaler?

    No, Flovent Diskus does not replace a rescue inhaler and should not be used to treat sudden breathing problems from asthma.

    Does Flovent Diskus come in different strengths?

    Yes, it comes in three strengths, with only the two lowest strengths approved for use in children aged 4 to 11 years.

    Does Flovent Diskus contain lactose?

    Yes, Flovent Diskus contains lactose. It should not be used if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins.

    What is thrush and how is it treated?

    Thrush is an overgrowth of candida, a fungus, in the mouth. It's treatable and can be prevented by rinsing the mouth with water and spitting it out after taking the medicine.

    Can Flovent Diskus affect my child’s growth?

    Inhaled corticosteroids like Flovent Diskus can cause serious side effects including slow growth in children, hence the growth of children using Flovent Diskus should be checked regularly.

    Will Flovent Diskus be discontinued?

    According to the manufacturer, Flovent Diskus will be discontinued starting in 2024, and there will be a push for generic variants.

    What should I do if I am having difficulty paying for my Flovent Diskus?

    You can buy Flovent Diskus cheaply and reliably at Canada Pharmacy. It has a smooth payment process using Sezzle and competitive prices for its medications.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1529

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