Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Flovent
  2. Flovent Rotadisk

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Flovent Diskus
  2. Flovent Hfa

Descriptions


Fluticasone belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhaled fluticasone decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, it will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.

Inhaled fluticasone works by preventing certain cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms.

This medicine may be used with other asthma medicines, such as bronchodilators (medicines that open up narrowed breathing passages) or other corticosteroids taken by mouth.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in the product labeling, fluticasone propionate is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder
  • Disk
  • Aerosol Powder