The Flovent HFA Inhaler contains fluticasone, a corticosteroid prescribed to treat asthma symptoms like wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Currently, a generic version of Flovent HFA has yet to be approved, and only brand-name Flovent HFA is available.
Internationally, brand-name fluticasone may be called Flixotide. While research suggests that drug patents do not contribute to better care for patients, the patent on Flovent HFA does not expire until 2026.
Despite not currently carrying a generic version, MyDrugCenter can help you save on brand-name Flovent HFA. Ordering online is quick and simple. Plus, we ship directly to your door to help you avoid the hassle of lining up at your local pharmacy. Asthma typically requires long-term treatment, meaning that costs can rack up quickly. MyDrugCenter brings you affordable asthma medication so you can focus on getting back to the activities you enjoy.
The Flovent HFA inhaler uses the active ingredient fluticasone propionate to reduce swelling and inflammation in the airways. Doing so opens up the lungs, alleviating symptoms like excess mucus and wheezing and helping you to breathe easier.  Fluticasone propionate is a synthetic corticosteroid that is administered through an inhalation device. With regular use, the benefits of fluticasone propionate include lowering the risk of asthma attacks and reducing the time lost from everyday life.
Fluticasone propionate should not be used as a quick-relief inhaler because it does not open the airways quickly enough. As a powerful corticosteroid, fluticasone may come with certain risks. Speak with your doctor to ensure fluticasone propionate is right for your asthma condition.
Flovent HFA is available in three dosage strengths to fit the needs of your treatment plan. Flovent HFA 110 mcg is commonly prescribed for patients with moderate to severe asthma or those with poor control over their symptoms. This dosage strength is generally taken twice a day until the user regains control over their condition. However, Flovent HFA 110 mcg is the middle strength. If possible, your doctor will likely start you on a lower dosage like four puffs of the 44 mcg strength a day to give your body an adjustment period.
As mentioned, 110 mcg is the middle strength. Flovent HFA also comes in 44 mcg and 220 mcg doses. Generally, asthma patients require at least 88 mcg twice a day, meaning you will take two puffs of the 44 mcg each time. The highest safe dosage is 440 mcg twice a day (two puffs of 220 mcg each time). If you take more than this maximum dosage, you put yourself at a significantly higher risk of side effects. This maximum dosage is usually reserved for patients with severe asthma symptoms.
For pediatric use (patients aged 4 to 11 years), the general guidelines are to stay below 88 mcg twice a day. However, every case differs, and the child’s doctor will determine the right dosage strength based on the child’s prior treatments and medical history. If symptoms are exacerbated during treatment with Flovent HFA, an emergency quick-relief inhaler should be used to immediately ease breathing. Flovent HFA may take up to two weeks to present observable improvements in lung function.
Flovent HFA is considered an expensive asthma medication. With no generic alternative available and few competitors on the market, the pharmaceutical company that created Flovent is free to set their own price. For the 110 mcg dosage that contains 120 inhalations, most pharmacies in the U.S. will charge in the hundreds. In the long run, spending hundreds of dollars every month on asthma medication can take a severe financial toll on some families. Fortunately, My Drug Center carries Flovent HFA at significant price discounts. By using a Canadian pharmacy like My Drug Center, you can expect up to 90% in savings.
My Drug Center is able to bring you such great discounts by sourcing Flovent HFA from reputable pharmacies outside of the U.S. By ordering Flovent HFA from Canada, you are joining thousands of asthma patients living in the U.S. in saving by filling their prescription from across the border. Flovent HFA from Canada offers a way to treat your asthma symptoms without worrying how much the medication will set you back.
An allergic reaction to fluticasone may cause hives, breathing difficulties, face swelling, lip swelling, and swelling in the tongue and throat. Flovent is well-tolerated by many asthma patients, but some common side effects of Flovent HFA may include:
You should inform your doctor if severe side effects occur. Side effects that require your doctor’s help may include:
Avoiding drug interactions is important for reducing the risk of side effects. Generally, you will want to avoid antibiotics, anti fungal medications, certain steroid medicines, and antiviral drugs. Speak to your doctor for a full list of Flovent HFA side effects and drug interactions.
Prior to starting treatment with Flovent HFA, it is important to inform your doctor if you have ever had a condition that makes this corticosteroid unsafe for you. If you have ever had glaucoma, cataracts, liver disease, or a weak immune system, it may not be safe for you to take Flovent HFA. Other conditions that you need to inform your doctor about include:
Flovent HFA is not for use by children under the age of four. Long-term use of fluticasone may cause osteoporosis. Speak to your physician to learn more about the risks of taking Flovent HFA.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take for Flovent HFA?
You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis and how you respond to the treatment over time.
How long does it take for this medication to become active?
It can take upwards to two weeks before you notice the full effect of Flovent HFA.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next scheduled dose to avoid overlapping.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature and should be kept away from children and pets.
How do I dispose of this medication?
Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste but some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication, speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or expired medication.
Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
What are the long-term effects of using fluticasone propionate?
Fluticasone increases the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) when used in the long term. For this reason, Flovent HFA is used primarily to regain control over symptoms of asthma before switching to a maintenance inhaler with a lower risk of adverse effects.
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