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Flovent Inhaler (Fluticasone
Flovent is the brand name of a drugs Fluticasone Propionate.
It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause
Flovent inhalers are used to prevent asthma attacks.
How to Use Your FLOVENT Inhalation
Before starting to use your Flovent inhaler, remove it from
the overwrap and safely discard the overwrap and drying packet,
which is also inside the overwrap. The inhaler should be at
room temperature before use.
Follow the instructions below. If you have any questions,
ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The dark orange actuator supplied with
Flovent should not be used with any other product canisters,
and actuators from other products should not be used with
a Flovent canister.
SHAKE THE INHALER WELL for 5
seconds immediately before each use.
PRIME THE INHALER BEFORE USING IT FOR
THE FIRST TIME by releasing 4 test sprays into the
air away from your face, shaking well for 5 seconds before
each spray. In cases where the inhaler has not been used for
more than 7 days or when it has been dropped, prime the inhaler
again by shaking well for 5 seconds and releasing 1 test spray
into the air away from your face.
REMOVE THE CAP FROM THE MOUTHPIECE
(see left); the strap on the cap will stay attached to the
actuator. Inspect the inhaler mouthpiece for the presence
of foreign objects before each use, especially if the strap
is no longer attached to the actuator or if the cap is not
being used to cover the mouthpiece. Make sure the canister
is fully and firmly inserted into the actuator. SHAKE THE
INHALER WELL for 5 seconds immediately before each use.
BREATHE OUT FULLY THROUGH YOUR MOUTH,
expelling as much air from your lungs as possible. Place the
mouthpiece fully into your mouth, holding the inhaler with
the mouthpiece down (see right) and closing your lips around
3. WHILE BREATHING IN DEEPLY AND SLOWLY
THROUGH YOUR MOUTH, FULLY DEPRESS THE TOP OF THE METAL CANISTER
with your index finger (see Figure 2). Immediately after the
spray is delivered, release your finger from the canister.
When you have breathed in fully, remove the inhaler from your
mouth, and close your mouth.
4. HOLD YOUR BREATH AS LONG AS POSSIBLE,
or up to 10 seconds, then breathe normally.
5. WAIT ABOUT 30 SECONDS AND SHAKE
the inhaler again. Repeat steps 2 through 4.
6. REPLACE THE MOUTHPIECE CAP AFTER
7. After you finish taking your
dose, rinse your mouth with water and spit it out. Do not
8. Because of the difference
in propellants, you may notice a slightly different taste
or feel of the spray in your mouth with FLOVENT HFA than you
are used to with FLOVENT® (fluticasone propionate) Inhalation
9. Never immerse the canister
in water to determine the amount remaining in the canister
10. DISCARD THE INHALER AFTER YOU HAVE
USED THE LABELED NUMBER OF INHALATIONS. The correct
amount of medicine in each inhalation cannot be assured after
120 inhalations from Flovent 44 mcg, Flovent 110 mcg, and
Flovent 220 mcg 120-actuation inhalers, even though the canister
is not completely empty and will continue to operate. The
inhaler should be discarded when the labeled number of inhalations
have been used; therefore, it is recommended to keep track
of the number of actuations used from your inhaler. Before
you reach the labeled number of inhalations, however, you
should consult your doctor to see if you need to refill your
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it
is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip
the missed dose and use the next one as directed. Do not use
a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of this medication is not likely to occur. If
you do think an overdose has occurred, call an emergency room
or poison control center.
What are the possible side effects
of fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation?
Serious side effects from fluticasone inhalation are not likely
to occur. If you experience any of the following serious side
effects, stop using fluticasone inhalation and seek emergency
medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of
the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- numbness, tingling, or pain;
- a rash or unexplained open sores or bruising; or
- worsening respiratory symptoms.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur.
Continue to take fluticasone inhalation and talk to your doctor
if you experience
- dryness of the mouth, nose, or throat after use;
- yeast (or another) infection in the mouth or throat (white
- hoarseness or deepening of the voice, cough, or sore throat;
- increased pressure in the eyes, glaucoma, or tearing of
- headache or lightheadedness;
- unpleasant (or loss of) taste or smell;
- decreased growth in children taking large doses; or
- cataracts, which may develop after long-term use.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur.
Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual
or that is especially bothersome.