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Flovent Hfa Medication
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 ...Read more
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
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
Would Fluticasone be comparable to Beconase (beclomethasone) AQ and what would be comparable to Flovent HFA?
Adrenal adenoma - could previously being on flovent hfa 110 mcg for a year or two have caused this? Or could stopping the med have caused it?
No: I. Do not think. There is any relation. ...Read more
How should I correct accidental flovent hfa 220 overuse? I read not to stop taking it suddenly as it can make asthma symptoms worse?
I been having trouble breathing, I have a Flovent hfa 110mg inhaler that expired in 2008, can I still use it? I cant get into a DR until a few months.
Not recommended: As it is way out of date. ...Read more
Teacher, hoarse and losing voice on flovent hfa...Probably side effect. ..Suggestions to resolve hoarseness?
See below: These are 2 different medications, Neither of which are used as long term treatment for COPD. The combivent is good to use for quick acting relief, but isn't a maintenance medication for COPD - you need something long acting. The flovent is just an inhaled steroid, which is used for asthma. If you combine the flovent with a long acting bronchodilator, then you could use it for COPD ...Read more
Could taking certain medication (Albuterol, Flovent, Buspar) effect Syphilis Serology test results?
Highly unlikely: The initial tests for syphilis are screening tests which are quite sensitive but may be non-specific. If these are negative it is not going to be from medications you are taking. If positive they are almost always followed up with more specific testing to be sure that they were not biologically false-positive results. ...Read more
Why long acting asthma medication (servent and flovent.) make my asthma worse add bad side effects like fast heart r. is that normal?
Expected: LABAs (Long Acting Beta Agonists) can produce those side effects in some patients, if making your asthma symptoms worse, please stop taking them and talk to your doctor, at times they lead to paradoxical bronchospasm rather than dilatation, and should not to be used during an asthma attack, take care ...Read more
Currently taking Flovent and Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Costly w/my insurance, non-formulary but Symbicort is on my preferred drug list. Thoughts?
Different actions: Flovent is an inhaled anti-inflammatory steroid used for basic control. Albuterol is a short acting anti-spasm drug that acts quickly to reverse bronchospasm. Symbicort is a combination of a steroid and a long acting agent that treats bronchospasm. It can only be used 2X/day and doesn't give you flexibility to treat sudden events. You should only change if & when your doc thinks it wise for you. ...Read more
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