Flovent is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat asthma in adults and children four years of age and older. Flovent is also referred to by its drug name, fluticasone propionate.
Flovent is a member of a class of drugs called corticosteroids, which are drugs that suppress the immune system and decrease inflammation in the body. Flovent is believed to work by decreasing inflammation in the lungs, which reduces the risk of bronchospasm (unwanted smooth muscle contraction of the airways).
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Flovent is administered twice daily through an aerosol inhaler.
Flovent should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.
The FDA-approved label for Flovent lists common side effects including upper respiratory tract infection or inflammation, throat irritation, sinusitis (sinus inflammation), difficulty speaking, fungal infection, cough, bronchitis, and headache.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Flovent include parasitic infections, hypercorticism (hormonal imbalance), severe allergic reactions, effects on growth in children, glaucoma, and decreased bone density.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Flovent — GSK
Fluticasone (Inhalation Route) — Mayo Clinic