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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Flovent Hfa (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

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?

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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Can taking ferrous gluconate (elemental iron) and fluticasone propionate (flovent hfa inhaler) simultaneously be harmful?

No: As long as you swallow the iron well before or after to inhale the Flovent (so you don't choke on the iron tablet), you should be fine. There is no drug interaction. ...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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What's medication is best for COPD patients---combivent or flovent?

What's medication is best for COPD patients---combivent or flovent?

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

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Could taking certain medication (Albuterol, Flovent, Buspar) effect Syphilis Serology test results?

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

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Why long acting asthma medication (servent and flovent.) make my asthma worse add bad side effects like fast heart r. is that normal?

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

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Currently taking Flovent and Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Costly w/my insurance, non-formulary but Symbicort is on my preferred drug list. Thoughts?

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

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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