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Adrenal adenoma - could previously being on flovent hfa 110 mcg for a year or two have caused this? Or could stopping the med have caused it?
No: I. Do not think. There is any relation. ...Read more
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
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
How should I correct accidental flovent hfa 220 overuse? I read not to stop taking it suddenly as it can make asthma symptoms worse?
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
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
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
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
Depends: Advair has two medications in it, an inhaled steroid (ICS) and a long acting bronchodilator (LABA). The LABA acts for about 12 hrs, and the ICS has a longer, cumulative effect. In order to have the medication help you, you need to take the Advair every 12 hrs. The Flovent (an ICS) can be taken every 12 to 24 hours, depending on your asthma severity and the dose you are given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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