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what is the definition or description of: flovent hfa?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Flovent HFA: Flovent hfa is the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone that is used to prevent asthmatic attacks or COPD flare ups. This drug is not intended to treat the acute asthmatic attack. This corticosteroid has minimal systemic absorption and is delivered using an environmentally friendly propellent which is the hfa component.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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