What is this medication?
Fluticasone (Inhaled), Flovent/Arnuity/ArmonAir
Oral Inhalant; Corticosteroid
Fluticasone (Inhaled), Flovent/Arnuity/ArmonAir is officially indicated for use in asthma. It is also prescribed off-label for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and eosinophilic esophagitis. (may be used for conditions not listed)
How does this medication work?
Fluticasone (Inhaled), Flovent/Arnuity/ArmonAir may reduce the formation, release, and activity of inflammatory mediators such as kinins, histamine and prostaglandins. Reduces cell migration to the affected area and reverses dilation and blood vessel permeability resulting in decreased access of cells to the site. Extremely potent vasoconstrictive and anti-inflammatory action.
How should I take this medication?
1-2 actuations once or twice daily depending on condition it is used for and which product is used
How to Take: HFAs should be shaken first and a few priming puffs should be sprayed before first use or if the inhaler has not been used in 2-3 weeks. Rinse mouth with water after use of any orally inhaled steroid to prevent oral candidiasis (thrush). Use consistently as the same times each day unless otherwise directed. Store at room temperature.
You Need to Avoid: Avoid contact with eyes
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Fluticasone (Inhaled), Flovent/Arnuity/ArmonAir make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently are taking, if you have severe liver disease, cataracts, glaucoma, an active infection, are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C); excursions permitted from 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C). Store in a dry place away from direct heat or sunlight.
Flovent Diskus should be stored inside the unopened moisture-protective foil pouch and only removed from the pouch immediately before initial use.
Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Fatigue, malaise, headache, oral candidiasis (thrush), arthralgia (joint pain), muscle pain, upper respiratory tract irritation/infection
Note this is not a complete list of side effects, only common ones.
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