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Doctor insights on: Flovent Inhaler

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


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What length of time should an EOE patient be on Flovent inhaler? I have used it for 3 years, once a day. Cost has doubled.

What length of time should an EOE patient be on Flovent inhaler?  I have used it for 3 years, once a day.   Cost has doubled.

EOE: Assuming you are talking about eosinophilic esophagitis… If you are doing well, you could discuss with your doctor stopping the medication and seeing if symptoms recur or reducing your use to every other day or even considering a different inhaler like flovent, such as qvar which may be cheaper but in the same class of medications. ...Read more

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How long should an EOE patient use Flovent inhaler? I have used it for 3 Years, one dose a day. Cost has doubled so I feel I must stop, if I can.

How long should an EOE patient use Flovent inhaler?  I have used it for 3 Years, one dose a day.  Cost has doubled so I feel I must stop, if I can.

See your Doctor: often times there are other medicines, coupons, patient assistance programs and even samples of similar medicines that we can help you with. If possible bring in your formulary from your insurance company so we can see what medications that are similar we can use. Between the two of us usually we can find something that will work and not break the bank. ...Read more

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Can flovent inhaler cause a tremor?

Can flovent inhaler cause a tremor?

No: If you are using a combination inhaler with Flovent and a 'beta agonist, ' the latter can cause a tremor, but Flovent by itself should not do this. ...Read more

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Using corticosone like flovent inhaler can cause loss of vision?

Using corticosone like flovent inhaler can cause loss of vision?

Yes: Steroids used chronically have been associated with cataract formation. You should see your eye doctor. Also steroids can cause elevation in blood sugar and this leads to fluid shifts that can cause blurring vision. You should have your blood sugars checked to rule out diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr says cough is either allergies or asthma. Been on Flovent inhaler for 6 wks and cough still present. No other symptoms. Does this rule out asthma?

Dr says cough is either allergies or asthma. Been on Flovent inhaler for 6 wks and cough still present. No other symptoms. Does this rule out asthma?

Cough: yih might want to check if there is allergy triggers, like cats or dogs or something in the room that triggers allergies. Next step is to increase Flovent dose or add long term beta agonist like advisor, or dulera or symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) ...Read more

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Coughing for months. Dr said either asthma or allergy/environment. Been on flovent inhaler for 4 wks, cough still present. Would this rule out asthma?

Coughing for months. Dr said either asthma or allergy/environment. Been on flovent inhaler for 4 wks, cough still present. Would this rule out asthma?

Cough and asthma: Not necessarily. You could still have Asthma. It depends on the dose of the inhaled steroid. You will need to be allergy tested. You doses will need to be adjusted. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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Sprayed Flovent inhaler into my eye on accident. will I be alright? I rinsed it out with water

Sprayed Flovent inhaler into my eye on accident. will I be alright? I rinsed it out with water

Not a problem: Your blinking and natural tears will remove the residual material after the flushing out that you have already done. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more