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No: Wean gradually to lowest dose. Albuterol use will be your guide (if using it less than 2 time per week daytime or less 2 times per month at night then your asthma is controlled.) decisions not to use Flovent depends on use if albuerol for rescue and lack/prescience of symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Flovent is an inhaled steorid used in asthma and copd. If used more fequently than prescribed it may have systemic effects like osteoporosis, immunity compromise, water retention and all the side effects ralted to oral cortisone products.When inhaled, oral and esophegela truch (yeast) infections can occur.Only use Flovent as directed by your phsycian, it is not a rescue drug. ...Read more
Question unclear: Do you mean the container is emptying too quickly? Over the years I have had a few younger patients who, when adult supervision was absent, would activate their inhaler into thin air over and over. Kinda fun. I prefer inhalers like Flovent that have counters on the device so that one knows how many doses are left. Considering the exorbitant price of these drugs every inhaler should have a counter! ...Read more
Not the same drug: Arnutiy Ellipta is fluticasone furoate, in a new inhaler, recommended to be taken once a day. It is a different ester of fluticasone, more potent. The nasal form of the medication is Veramyst. Flovent is fluticasone propionate, is manufactured in different inhalers. The nasal form is Flonase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I might've taken an extra dose of flovent tonight. Is this harmful or should I be fine. Do you advise me skipping a dose tomorrow?
No worries.: This should not be a problem. Take your regular dose tomorrow. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers