Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone Propionate)
What is Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone Propionate) used for?
Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone Propionate) is used to control and prevent the symptoms of asthma, and asthma attacks. This medication is a type of corticosteroid. It works by helping to prevent the release of the substances in the body responsible for causing inflammation of the airways. However, it is not suitable for treating sudden asthma attacks.
How should I use Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone Propionate) is administered by means of oral inhalation. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take 100mcg twice per day. The dosage for children under 12 years is lower. However, it is important to note that the exact dosage required varies considerably, depending on what other medication is being taken by the patient, the patient's medical history, and other factors. Therefore, it is essential that patients consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed, and follow the instructions of their physician on how to administer the medication.
What are the side effects of Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone Propionate)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone Propionate) include:
Patients should note that this drug may also cause other more serious side effects to occur. You should consult your physician immediately if you notice muscular pain, fatigue, vision changes, fever or severe breathlessness.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone Propionate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.