Flovent is used for preventing or reducing the frequency and seriousness of bronchial asthma attacks. Flovent does not help during an acute asthma attack.
How to use
Use Flovent as directed by your doctor.
Shake gently before each use.
To use a nose spray, gently blow your nose. Sit down and tilt your head back slightly. Place the tip of the spray container into the nose. Using a finger from your other hand, press against the opposite nostril to close it off. Breathe gently through the open nostril and squeeze the spray container. If you are using more than 1 spray, wait for 1 to 2 minutes between sprays. After using the medicine, rinse the tip of the spray unit in hot water and dry with a clean tissue to prevent contamination.
Symptoms can start to improve as soon as 12 hours after you start using Flovent, and should improve within a couple of days. The full benefit may not be achieved until you have used Flovent Spray for several days.
Use Flovent on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
Using Flovent at the same time each day will help you remember to use it.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Flovent is a corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammatory reactions in the airways in response to allergens and irritants in the air.
If you miss a dose of Mentax, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Store Flovent between 39 and 86 degrees F (4 and 30 degrees C). Keep Flovent Spray out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Do not use Flovent if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Flovent;
you are having a severe asthma attack requiring quick relief
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Flovent. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines or other substances
if you have active or inactive tuberculosis or a positive skin test for tuberculosis
if you have infections of the respiratory tract, untreated fungal or bacterial infections, parasitic or viral infections, measles, chickenpox, herpes simplex in or around the eye, or recently received a vaccination
if you have diarrhea
if you have glaucoma or cataracts
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Flovent. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Certain medicines that act on the liver (eg, protease inhibitors [eg, ritonavir], ketoconazole) because they may increase the actions and side effects of Flovent
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
aches and pains; asthma symptoms; bronchitis; changes in or loss of senses of smell and taste; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; fever; flu-like symptoms (headache, tiredness, muscle aches, fever); infection of the nose and throat; nasal irritation or burning; nausea; nosebleed; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); cataracts; growth suppression in children; hoarseness; increased pressure in the eye; infection or pain in the nose or throat; nasal septum perforation; repeated nosebleeds; voice changes.
Flovent is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.