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Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone)

Also Known as Flixotide


Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone)

Prescription Required

50mcg (44mcg) (120 doses / inhaler)
125mcg (110mcg) (120 doses / inhaler)
250mcg (220mcg) (120 doses / inhaler)

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Generic Equivalent - Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone)

Prescription Required

50mcg (44mcg) (120 doses/inhaler)
125mcg (110mcg) (120 doses/inhaler)

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  • Product Details


    Flovent HFA is a maintenance inhaler for the treatment of asthma symptoms.

    Some patients with asthma need more than short-term inhalers to control their symptoms. Flovent HFA is taken regularly to reduce the length and severity of asthma symptoms.


    There are three sizes of Flovent HFA inhalers available, including 44 mcg, 110 mcg, and 220 mcg.

    The usual dose of Flovent HFA is 88-440 mcg by mouth daily, divided into two doses.

    If you have to use more than your prescribed dose of Flovent, tell your prescriber. 

    Rinse your mouth with water and spit it into the sink after each use.


    The active ingredient in Flovent HFA is fluticasone.

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    Elimination half-life

    10 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    50mcg (44mcg) (120 doses/inhaler), 125mcg (110mcg) (120 doses/inhaler), 250mcg (220mcg) (120 doses/inhaler)


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    Drug interactions are uncommon with Flovent because the drug is not absorbed into the body. 

    Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you use any of the following medications before starting Flovent inhaler:

    • Aprepitant
    • Atazanavir
    • Ceritinib
    • Clarithromycin
    • Cobicistat and cobicistat-containing coformulations
    • Darunavir
    • Desmopressin
    • Fosaprepitant
    • Idelalisib
    • Indinavir
    • Itraconazole
    • Ketoconazole
    • Lonafarnib
    • Lopinavir
    • Loxapine
    • Mifepristone
    • Nefazodone
    • Nelfinavir
    • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir plus dasabuvir
    • Posaconazole
    • Ritonavir and ritonavir-containing coformulations
    • Saquinavir
    • Smoked tobacco
    • Telithromycin
    • Tucatinib
    • Voriconazole


    Tell your doctor if you have a history of long-term infectious diseases like tuberculosis or hepatitis.

    Long-term usage of Flovent HFA may decrease bone mineral density over time. 

    Your eye doctor should monitor for the development of glaucoma and cataracts while using this inhaler

    Side Effects

    Some of the most common Flovent side effects may include:

    • Arthralgia
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Malaise
    • Musculoskeletal pain
    • Nasal congestion
    • Nausea
    • Oral candidiasis
    • Pain
    • Pruritus
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinus infection
    • Sinusitis
    • Skin rash
    • Throat irritation
    • Upper respiratory tract infection
    • Vomiting


    Flovent HFA [package insert]. Research Park Triangle, NJ: GlaxoSmithKline; 2010.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone)

    What is Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone)?

    Flovent Inhaler, also known as Fluticasone Inhaler, is a prescription medication used to control and prevent symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma. It belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

    How does Flovent Inhaler work?

    Flovent Inhaler works by reducing inflammation in the airways of the lungs. This helps to relieve symptoms of asthma and prevent asthma attacks.

    Who can use Flovent Inhaler?

    Flovent Inhaler is typically prescribed for individuals with asthma, including both adults and children. Your healthcare provider will determine if it's suitable for your specific condition.

    Is Flovent Inhaler a rescue inhaler?

    No, Flovent Inhaler is not a rescue inhaler. It is a maintenance medication used to manage and prevent asthma symptoms over the long term. It should not be used for immediate relief during an asthma attack.

    How is Flovent Inhaler administered?

    Flovent Inhaler is administered through inhalation. It comes in various strengths, and your healthcare provider will prescribe the appropriate dosage for you. It's important to follow the provided instructions for proper inhalation technique.

    Are there any common side effects of Flovent Inhaler?

    Common side effects of Flovent Inhaler may include throat irritation, hoarseness, cough, and fungal infections of the mouth. These side effects can usually be minimized by rinsing the mouth after each use.

    How long does it take for Flovent Inhaler to start working?

    The time it takes to experience the full benefits of Flovent Inhaler can vary from person to person. Some individuals may notice an improvement in their asthma symptoms within a few days, while others may take longer.

    Can Flovent Inhaler be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

    The use of Flovent Inhaler during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider. They will weigh the potential benefits against any potential risks and provide guidance accordingly.

    Can I stop using Flovent Inhaler once my asthma symptoms improve?

    It's essential to follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding the use of Flovent Inhaler. Abruptly stopping the medication can lead to a recurrence of asthma symptoms. Any changes in your treatment plan should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

    Are there any drug interactions I should be aware of when using Flovent Inhaler?

    Flovent Inhaler may interact with other medications, so it's crucial to inform your healthcare provider about all the drugs you are taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements. They can assess potential interactions and adjust your treatment plan if necessary.

    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 : 1530

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