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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Flovent Hfa (Overview)

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.


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What is the difference between flovent hfa and flovent diskus?

What is the difference between flovent hfa and flovent diskus?

Both are steroid: Inhalers used as maintenance and prevention of acute attacks of asthma. Hfa is a pump used by people who have good coordination of the squeezing and inhaling process while the diskus doesn't require this. Medicine inhaled in the latter only requires the operator to suck in the powder without squeezing it. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
14 Doctors shared insights

Flovent Hfa (Overview)

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.


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Do you know anything about heart palpitations and the use of flovent hfa or ventolin hfa?

Do you know anything about heart palpitations and the use of flovent hfa or ventolin hfa?

Possibly related: These medications for asthma are used to dilate the airways. The can also, especially if used in higher doses, trigger palpitations in susceptible persons. The pathways that dilate the bronchial openings (known as beta pathways) can also act to excite the heart. ...Read more

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Teacher, hoarse and losing voice on flovent hfa...Probably side effect. ..Suggestions to resolve hoarseness?

Teacher, hoarse and losing voice on flovent hfa...Probably side effect. ..Suggestions to resolve hoarseness?

Rinse after use: You can rinse after using to assure no residual medication lingers in your oral cavity to cause adverse reactions and or hoarseness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: flovent hfa?

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. ...Read more

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Is flovent hfa a steriod?

Is flovent hfa a steriod?

Is it a steroid: Yes it is fluticasone proprinate. It does not readily get into the body but mainly works locally. ...Read more

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What is the difference between flovent hfa and flovent diskus?

Both are steroid: Inhalers used as maintenance and prevention of acute attacks of asthma. Hfa is a pump used by people who have good coordination of the squeezing and inhaling process while the diskus doesn't require this. Medicine inhaled in the latter only requires the operator to suck in the powder without squeezing it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would Fluticasone be comparable to Beconase (beclomethasone) AQ and what would be comparable to Flovent HFA?

Would Fluticasone be comparable to Beconase (beclomethasone) AQ and what would be comparable to Flovent HFA?

Nasal & inhaled ster: Fluticsone is a nasal steroid that is similar to Beconase. It is generic. It has a rose smell and some patients do not like it. Flovent is an inhaled steroid for Asthma and bronchitis. it is used twice a day. You can use Asmanex once a day instead ...Read more

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I stopped taking flovent hfa four days ago and today I have mild shortness of breath.?

I stopped taking flovent hfa four days ago and today I have mild shortness of breath.?

Why did you stop?: I must assume you have asthma since Flovent was prescribed. Why did you stop? Flovent is intended for maintenance and should not be used for acute deterioration. You should supplement your treatment today with an immediate-acting medicine like albuterol. ...Read more

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How should I correct accidental flovent hfa 220 overuse? I read not to stop taking it suddenly as it can make asthma symptoms worse?

How should I correct accidental flovent hfa 220 overuse? I read not to stop taking it suddenly as it can make asthma symptoms worse?

Normal dose: You should just go back to using the prescribed dose. And make sure you don't have any sores in your mouth or throat that could be consistent with thrush (a yeast infection). Otherwise, no need to worry. ...Read more

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Teacher, hoarse and losing voice on flovent hfa...Probably side effect. ..Suggestions to resolve hoarseness?

Rinse after use: You can rinse after using to assure no residual medication lingers in your oral cavity to cause adverse reactions and or hoarseness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about heart palpitations and the use of flovent hfa or ventolin hfa?

Possibly related: These medications for asthma are used to dilate the airways. The can also, especially if used in higher doses, trigger palpitations in susceptible persons. The pathways that dilate the bronchial openings (known as beta pathways) can also act to excite the heart. ...Read more

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Would asthma inhaler such as Flovent HFA help to reduce excessive mucus build up in throat?

Would asthma inhaler such as Flovent HFA help to reduce excessive mucus build up in throat?

Mucous: Flovent helps with asthma related coughing and wheezing so you don't have to use our rescue inhaler much. For excessive nasal congestion and runny nose, you might want to try antihistamines, like loratidine, ceftrizine or fexfenidine ...Read more

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Which is better for copd: flovent or pro air hfa?

Which is better for copd: flovent or pro air hfa?

None: They are completely different. Flovent is a steroid anti-inflammatory and pro-air is a beta agonist bronchodilator. Probably the best would be spiriva, if your insurance covers it or you can afford it. ...Read more

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Side effects of flovent?

Side effects of flovent?

See below: Most commonly, hoarse voice, thrush (yeast infection in the mouth), dry mouth; flu; headache; nasal discharge; runny nose; sinus swelling; sore throat; stuffy nose; upper respiratory tract infection. ...Read more

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What's better advair or flovent?

What's better advair or flovent?

Different medication: While both medications are used daily to control asthma, one is not better than the other. In general in asthma management the goal is to use the least amount of medication necessary to control asthma symptoms. Advair is considered to be a stronger medication as it has two compounds an inhaled corticosteroid (ics)plus a long acting beta agonist. Flovent is only an ics. ...Read more

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