Among asthmatic medications they differentiate two main groups of drugs: those of immediate effect and long-term effective medicaments. These types of medicines are taken in accordance with the patient’s state and kind of symptoms this person suffers from.
Flovent belongs to the second group of asthmatic medicines though it may be prescribed not only in the case of asthma. It is a steroid, one of the most efficacious drugs. The drug formulation makes it possible for the medicine to work straight in the lungs and reveal such symptoms as cough and heavy breathing. Flovent inhaler doesn’t help when the asthma attack has already begun as it is a preventive medicine.
The use of Flovent inhaler in many cases demands a full recovery from some other diseases and infections but asthma. So if you have ever been suffering from any kind of infection or been sick you should warn your doctor about it to prevent an unwanted sequela. Pregnant women should use flovent inhaler carefully as it is still unknown how the medicament can influence the unborn foetus. Besides, it is recommended to consult a doctor before taking Flovent if a woman is breast-feeding. The use of this remedy is contra-indicated if an asthmatic person has an allergy to fluticasone as Flovent inhaler is a liquid form of this agent.
One should take Flovent in accordance with the treatment plan developed by the doctor. Follow the doctor’s advice and do not change the dosage. If you don’t feel any relief after taking the remedy during 2 weeks or you felt some side effects that influence your health badly let your doctor know about it. It is possible your treatment plan must be changed.
Flovent side effects may have following forms: skin rash, bruising, eye pain, sore throat, blurred vision, ear pain, headache, dryness in the mouth, throat, or nose etc. If you feel one of these symptoms, consult your GP as soon as possible.
Do not use Flovent simultaneously with similar medications to prevent negative aftereffects.
As it was mentioned above Flovent inhaler is not used if the asthma attack has begun. It cannot work fast. The medicine is the most effective when it is used in a complex with other asthmatic medications according to the treatment plan. But you should warn your doctor if you take such medicines as Aldesleukin, Mifepristone, Nefazodone and other drugs and vitamins. Flovent interacts with numerous drugs and it should be taken into account by your GP while working out your personal treatment plan.
Such diseases as chicken pox and measles are dangerous for a person who uses Flovent inhaler so try to avoid any contact with sick and infected people.
It goes without saying that one should avoid drinking any spirits when Flovent is taken. Alcohol increases the load on the liver and may cause hepatic cirrhosis. It goes without saying that one should avoid drinking any spirits when Flovent is taken. Alcohol increases the load on the liver and may cause hepatic cirrhosis.