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Doctor insights on: Stopping Flovent

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Is it harmful if I stop taking flovent cold turkey if I seemingly don't need it now? I've been taking it twice a day (250/50) for around 3-4 months.

Gradual reduction: I would recommend a reduced dose to 100/50 if you are taking Advair. If you are on flovent, then gradually reducing the dosage is advised. A virtual appt can be made online at healthtap.com/DosanjhMD code: NCYHPZ ...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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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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Are there effects of using flovent too much?

Are there effects of using flovent too much?

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

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Why would flovent doses disappear very quickly?

Why would flovent doses disappear very quickly?

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

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Is flovent safe to use with autisitc children.?

Is flovent safe to use with autisitc children.?

As safe as for nl: The safety of the med doesn't change for the condition. The ease at which it is given may be an issue. ...Read more

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Is Arnuity a re-packaged Flovent? How do they differ?

Is Arnuity a re-packaged Flovent? How do they differ?

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 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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