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.
Known as Flixotide in the UK
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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.
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.
Cautions you should know about are:
Possible side effects of this drug are: