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.

Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone)

Known as Flixotide in the UK

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Brand

Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone)

Prescription Required

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

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Generic

Generic Equivalent - Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone)

Prescription Required

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

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  • Product Details

    Description

    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.

    Directions

    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.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Flovent HFA is fluticasone. 

    Interactions

    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

    Cautions

    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

    References

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



    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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