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Doctor insights on: Taking 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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My grandson who is 13 is taking flovent 220 mcg 3 puffs twice a day and advair 150 2 puffs a day. Is this too much?His eosinophils are 1700.

My grandson who is 13  is taking flovent 220 mcg 3 puffs twice a day and advair 150 2 puffs a day.  Is this too much?His eosinophils are 1700.

Possibly: But I have certainly used similar doses in adolescent patients whose asthma was difficult to control. If the alternatives are frequent exacerbations requiring prednisone, er visits & school absenteeism this could be the best compromise. A 2nd opinion never hurts. If his parents are concerned they can discuss it with your grandson's doctor & ask for a referral. A competent md always welcomes this. ...Read more

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I stopped taking flovent and today I have mild shortness of breath.?

I stopped taking flovent  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 as a maintenance medication and should not be used for acute worsening. You should supplement your treatment today with albuterol, an immediate-acting bronchodilator. ...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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Can a 6 year old taking flovent and albuterol be throwing up phlegm every night from asthma?

Can a 6 year old taking flovent and albuterol be throwing up phlegm every night from asthma?

It is possible: If the child is not under good enough control and mucous is still forming from viral illnesses, allergic related triggers also triggering asthma, them the child could still be coughing up phlegm but this is not a bad thing. Cough is good and protects your lungs so they do not collapse and gets the mucous out. Only if breathing difficulty is going on of the cough lasts more than 2 weeks, see md. ...Read more

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Taking prednisone, flovent, and nasonex: too much steroids? This caused depression? Or likely due to singulair? Dr. Prescribe lexapro (escitalopram). Good idea?

Taking prednisone, flovent, and nasonex: too much steroids? This caused depression? Or likely due to singulair?  Dr. Prescribe lexapro (escitalopram). Good idea?

A lot of med: It is not the Flovent or Nasonex (mometasone) but the oral Prednisone which is of concern. Prednisone usually makes people feel good but may induce depression in a few. Singulair rarely causes mental issues. It appears that you may have steroid-resistant asthma and i think it is time for you to consult an allergist. A drug reaction is best treated by stopping the drug and not with another drug. ...Read more

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Could taking certain medication (Albuterol, Flovent, Buspar) effect Syphilis Serology test results?

Could taking certain medication (Albuterol, Flovent, Buspar) effect Syphilis Serology test results?

Highly unlikely: The initial tests for syphilis are screening tests which are quite sensitive but may be non-specific. If these are negative it is not going to be from medications you are taking. If positive they are almost always followed up with more specific testing to be sure that they were not biologically false-positive results. ...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