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Generic Name: E: FLUTICASONE (floo-TIK-a-sone)
Common Uses of Flovent
This medicine is a corticosteroid used to treat asthma. This medicine is also used to prevent asthma attacks. IT WILL NOT STOP an asthma attack once one has started. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Possible Flovent Side Effects
Side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include dry mouth, hoarseness, or irritated throat. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience white curd-like patches in mouth or rash.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience numbness or tingling of arms and legs. An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or increased trouble breathing.if you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.General Cautions
This medicine will not stop an asthma attack once one has started. If you are also using a bronchodilator inhaler, be sure to always carry the bronchodilator inhaler with you to use during asthma attacks. After you begin using this medicine, a few weeks may pass before the full benefit is obtained. Continue to use it as directed during this time. Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your doctor. Do not stop using this medicine without first checking with your doctor. Important: if you have switched from an oral corticosteroid (e.g., prednisone tablets) to this inhaler within the past 12 months, your body may not produce enough natural steroids. You may need to start taking additional corticosteroids, especially if your body is stressed due to major infections such as stomach infections (gastroenteritis), surgery, or injury. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for specific advice regarding stress situations. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following signs of low steroid levels: unusual weakness, sudden weight loss, vomiting, fainting, or severe dizziness. Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. If you are having difficulty using this medicine or are having side effects like mouth sores or bad taste, ask your doctor or pharmacist about using a spacing device. Keep all doctor and laboratory appointments while you are using this medicine. Before you begin taking any new medicine, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Avoid exposure to chickenpox and measles. This medicine may affect growth rate in children. Your child's growth should be checked regularly while using this medicine.
For Women: if you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
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