Drug Trade Name: Flovent Diskus 100, Flovent Diskus 250, Flovent 50
Generic Name: fluticasone propionate
Introduction and quick information:
Flovent Diskus 100 is an inhalation nasal powder that contains a fluticasone propionate, a corticosteroid, as its active ingredient. It inhibits release of inflammation causing substances. This medicine is meant to be used by adults and children at least 4 years old.
Is It Approved by U.S. FDA?
Fluticasone propionate was approved by the U.S. FDA on October 19, 1994.
Usage and Benefits of Flovent Diskus 100:
Flovent Diskus 100 is used in the following cases:
- Prevention of inflammation
- Treatment of allergic symptoms, both seasonal and perennial
- Prevent asthma attack
Flovent Diskus 100 Side Effects:
Some of the side effects associated with Flonase Allergy Relief use are:
- White patches in mouth and throat
- Blood in the nasal discharge
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Runny, sore or stuffy nose
- Muscle ache
- Sore throat
Inform your doctor and seek medical attention if you face any side-effect.
Before using the medicine, please inform your healthcare provider in case you have:
- Liver disease
- Glaucoma and cataracts
- Recent injury or surgery on your nose
- Sores or ulcers inside your nose
- Any infection caused by parasites, bacteria,fungi or virus
- Weak immune system
- low bone mineral density
- Liver disease
General recommended dosages of Flovent Diskus 100:
Flovent Diskus 100 should be taken in doses recommended by your doctor. It comes in the form of inhalation nasal powder which should be taken according to the instructions given on the prescription label. Avoid spraying it in your eyes as it may cause irritation.
In Case I Miss the Dose?
If you miss a dose, spray it at any time before next scheduled dose or skip it altogether. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed dose.
In Case I Take Overdose?
An overdose of Flovent Diskus 100 calls for an immediate medical attention if symptoms like fainting,skin darkening, appetite loss and depression are observed.
Drug Interactions of Flovent Diskus 100:
Some of the drugs that react with the active ingredient of Flonase Allergy Relief are as follows:
- cetirizine hydrochloride (Zyrtec)
- aspirin (Aspirin)
- metformin hydrochloride (Fortamet)
- montelukast sodium (Singulair)
- omeprazole (Omeprazole)
- ibuprofen (Advil)
- simvastatin (Simvastatin)
We recommend that you inform your doctor about other medications you are taking before starting Flovent Diskus 100 therapy.
Lifestyle and Food Habits You Must Follow When on Flovent Diskus 100:
As far as lifestyle is concerned, you must keep the following things in mind while on Flovent Diskus 100 therapy :
- Do not use it if you are allergic to fluticasone
- Avoid its use if you are suffering from cold
- Avoid it if you are already on oral steroids
- Use it as instructed by doctor or pharmacist
- Avoid taking grapefruit juice, if possible
How Safe Is Flovent Diskus 100 for Pregnant Women or Nursing Mothers?
Fluticasone has not been assigned into any category in the U.S. FDA pregnancy category. Asthmatic pregnant women should be monitored closely in order to prevent an asthma attack. Neonates can develop hypoadrenalism if they are exposed to glucocorticoids and therefore need careful supervision.
Inhaled therapeutic doses of fluticasone in Flovent Diskus 100 are too less in the bloodstream. If it gets secreted in the breast milk,its concentration will be extremely less to cause any harm to the breastfed infant.
Complications and Conditions Possible Due to Prolonged Use of Flovent Diskus 100:
Prolonged use of fluticasone is harmful as it can suppress your immune system. It can also affect your eyes and cause blurred vision, dryness, irritation, cataracts, increased intraocular pressure and conjunctivitis. Sometimes, allergic reactions are also observed displaying symptoms of itching, hives, swelling, angioedema, and anaphylaxis. Seek immediate medical help if you observe any of the above-mentioned symptoms. In some cases, it can also affect the normal functioning of the adrenal gland. Long term use has been shown to result in osteoporosis, especially in people who smoke, do not exercise regularly, have vitamin D or calcium deficiency, or have a family history of osteoporosis.
Availability of Flovent Diskus 100:
Flovent Diskus 100 is available on prescription across all the pharmacies and health care facilities in the U.S.