Flovent Diskus Fluticasone Propionate and/or alternatives
Flovent Diskus 50 50mcg/InhMarketed as Flixotide Accuhaler in European Union Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Flovent Diskus 100 100mcg/InhMarketed as Flixotide Accuhaler in Turkey Manufacturer: Glaxo Smithkline Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
Flovent Diskus 100 100mcg/InhMarketed as Flixotide Accuhaler in New Zealand Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : New Zealand
Shipped from : New Zealand
Flovent Diskus 100 100mcg/InhMarketed as Flixotide Accuhaler in European Union Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Flovent Diskus 250 250mcg/InhMarketed as Flixotide Diskus in Turkey Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Mauritius
Flovent Diskus 250 250mcg/InhMarketed as Flovent Diskus in Canada Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
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Description of Flovent Diskus
Fluticasone Propionate is the generic name for Flovent Diskus and it is available in the form of inhalation powder. You can buy Flovent Diskus from a pharmacy if prescribed and you can choose from three different strengths including 50 mcg, 100 mcg, and 250 mcg.
Indications & Dosage of Flovent Diskus
Flovent Diskus is prescribed by doctors for those patients who get regular asthma attacks. This medication helps in preventing asthmatic attacks. Please note, however, that this drug will not be able to stop an attack if the asthma attack has already started. Flovent Diskus belongs to the family of corticosteroid and prevents asthma attacks by decreasing the swelling in the bronchial tubes or the irritation in the breathing tubes situated in the lung. This helps a patient to prevent or control any asthma symptoms well beforehand.
Flovent Diskus needs to be administered through oral inhalation and is recommended for patients above the age of 4 years. The recommended standard dose for children between 4 and 11 years is Flovent Diskus 50 mcg twice a day and the highest recommended dose is Flovent Diskus 100 mcg twice a day. The recommended starting dose for adolescents and adults is Flovent Diskus 100 mcg twice a day. The highest dosage for adults can vary from Flovent Diskus 500 mcg to 1,000 mcg twice a day. There should be a minimum gap of 30 seconds between each dose. Patients are advised to gargle or rinse their mouth after using Flovent Diskus inhaler to prevent any bad after tastes or mouth sores.
Side Effects & Interactions of Flovent Diskus
Administration of Flovent Diskus through oral inhalation can lead to mild or moderate side effects with clearly visible symptoms. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Back problems
- Throat irritation and cough
- Difficulty of speech
- Feeling of dry mouth
- Fever, chills, and flu symptoms
- Pain in the muscles
- Nausea and vomiting
- Oral yeast infection
- Runny nose, stuffy nose, and sinus inflammation
- Pain in the stomach or discomfort
- Upper respiratory tract infection
There are some adverse effects of administration of Flovent Diskus and if you see the following symptoms then discontinue the treatment and inform your doctor.
- Sudden weight loss
- Swelling of the throat
- Swelling of the mouth
- Serious Eosinophilia conditions
- Angioedema and bronchospasm
- Vasculitic rash
- Cardiac complications
- Pulmonary symptoms
- Nasal and chest congestion
- Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression
Flovent Diskus is known to interact with other drugs like tenofovir, ritonavir, mifepristone, clarithromycin, boceprevir, conivaptan, delavirdine, darunavir, fosamprenavir, and lapatinib among others.
Warnings & Precautions of Flovent Diskus
If you are pregnant then you must consult your doctor before you buy Flovent Diskus. Although there is no research data available to prove that it can cause harm to a fetus but most doctors do not advise using it during pregnancy. If you are planning pregnancy or are breastfeeding then discuss the same with your doctor before starting Flovent Diskus oral inhalations. It is not advisable to use Flovent Diskus powder if you are allergic to it or any other ingredient.
You need to discuss your medical history with the doctor prior to beginning Flovent Diskus medication. You need to inform your doctor if you have the following :
- If you have been tested positive for TB
- If you are already on protease inhibitors
- If you are taking herbal medication or any dietary supplement
- If you are received chicken pox vaccination recently