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What's better advair or flovent?

What's better advair or flovent?

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 more

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How long does one puff of advair or Flovent help for?

How long does one puff of advair or Flovent help for?

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 more

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Advair and flovent - what's the difference between the two discs?

Advair and flovent - what's the difference between the two discs?

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 more

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Is it safe or not to take flovent and advair together?

Is it safe or not to take flovent and advair together?

Yes: The steroid in flovent, fluticasone, is already in advair, so adding Flovent to advair might give you really high doses of fluticasone, depending on the dosage of the inhalers. Very high doses of inhaled steroids can cause some side effects with long term use, but are fine in the short run. Apart from that there shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Flovent or advair, which treats COPD better?

Flovent or advair, which treats COPD better?

Advair: Just an inhaled steroid by itself, like flovent, is seldom, if ever, enough treatment for COPD. You almost always need a bronchodilator along with it. I have never just prescribed an inhaled steroid for COPD.

Flovent is a treatment for asthma. ...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 was prescribed advair; my ins. Does not cover it; substituted flovent; now my ins, does not cover that. Proventil (albuterol) is not working 4 my symptoms.?

I was prescribed advair; my ins. Does not cover it; substituted flovent; now my ins, does not cover that. Proventil (albuterol) is not working 4 my symptoms.?

Provnetil: Is a rescue inhaler, only to be used as needed or pre-exercise, not on a regular basis.
Flovent and advair are maintenance medications which are both to be taken on a regular basis.
Please see your doctor asap if your proventil (albuterol) is not working. ...Read more

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Can Flovent, advair or albuterol cause severe tingling, prickliness and itchiness? Are these any of the side effects? Thanks

Can Flovent, advair or albuterol cause severe tingling, prickliness and itchiness? Are these any of the side effects? Thanks

Probably not: What you described is more likely hyperventilation syndrome except for the itching. These drugs are more likely to cause tremor and occasionally muscle cramps and not the symptoms you have described. Uncontrolled asthma may cause hyperventilation which may cause the tingling and
"prickliness" sensation. Although allergy to steroid itself has been reported, it it mostly related to contact allergy ...Read more

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Does flovent diskus have the same side effects as advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Does flovent diskus have the same side effects as advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Yes and no: Flovent has the same medicine as advair (fluticasone). Advair has another medication, salmeterol, which can cause different side effects from flovent. ...Read more

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How effective is flovent compared to adviar for asthma?

How effective is flovent compared to adviar for asthma?

See below: Advair is Flovent plus serevent (salmeterol) so Flovent is naturally somewhat less effective. If it is enough to control your asthma, stick with flovent. There has been a lot of controversy about salmeterol actually increasing the risk of death. That and its benefits have to be balanced carefully. ...Read more

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4yr old has perioral dermatitis, was occasionally using Flovent, not sure if it's the cause. Will this go away on its own? Afraid of strong antibiotic

4yr old has perioral dermatitis, was occasionally using Flovent, not sure if it's the cause. Will this go away on its own? Afraid of strong antibiotic

Mgt: There may be a local contact dermatitis. I would recommend an over the counter baby eczema cream and using a soap such as Dove to keep the area clean. If there are any blisters, drainage or pus, please see your PCP. DId the rash appear with use of Flovent? ...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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What is the definition or description of: flovent hfa?

Flovent HFA: Flovent hfa is the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone that is used to prevent asthmatic attacks or COPD flare ups. This drug is not intended to treat the acute asthmatic attack. This corticosteroid has minimal systemic absorption and is delivered using an environmentally friendly propellent which is the hfa component. ...Read more

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Can I quit flovent cold turkey to wein myself off of it?

Can I quit flovent cold turkey to wein myself off of it?

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

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Can using flovent diskus erase memory or change personality?

Can using flovent diskus erase memory or change personality?

Doubtful: This asthma medication is not known to impair memory. It might cause depression and insomnia. If you cannot tolerate this medication, its a good idea to discuss discontinuation and switch with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have laryngitis for days. Does gargling with saltwater help? Will Flovent 110 make it worse?

Have laryngitis for days. Does gargling with saltwater help? Will Flovent 110 make it worse?

Laryngitis: Flovent is an inhaled steroid designed to reduce the outbreaks of asthma (not to treat acute asthma). Laryngitis is often the result of viral infection resulting in swelling and other inflammatory changes to the vocal cords. This may in part be reduced by steroids, but at the risk of reducing effective host responses to the virus and inducing secondary infections. ...Read more

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Is flovent effective for asthma?

Is flovent effective for asthma?

Yes: Flovent, an inhaled steroid, is a maintenance treatment for asthma that reduces chronic inflammation of the airways. This class of medications is the mainstay of treatment of persistent asthma, as shown by clinical data and supported by guidelines. ...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?

Yep, the same!: Arnuity is just another name for the same drug. See
https://www. Drugs. Com/flovent. Html ...Read more

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Is flovent hfa a steriod?

Is flovent hfa a steriod?

Is it a steroid: Yes it is fluticasone proprinate. It does not readily get into the body but mainly works locally. ...Read more

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Can Flovent & Flonase be taken together?

Yes: And follow instructions well for your own safety and wellness, good luck, ...Read more

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Can flovent cause an irregular heartbeat?

Can flovent cause an irregular heartbeat?

Flovent: In and of itself Flovent would generally not cause extrasystoles or cardiac arrhythmia. The associated pulmonary condition for which Flovent is prescribed is a more likely candidate. ...Read more

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Flovent doesn't help my asthma. What next?

Flovent doesn't help my asthma. What next?

Depends: Maybe your dose needs adjusting or maybe you need another adjunct medicine. See you doctor to discuss your options. ...Read more