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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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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?

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