Flovent is used to prevent as well as reduce the frequency and the severity of bronchial asthma attacks. However, please keep in mind that it does not help during an acute asthmatic attack.
How to use Flovent
The ideal way to use Flovent is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Start off by gently blowing your nose. Now sit down and tilt back your head slightly and place the spray container into your nostril.
Use any finger of your other hand and close the opposite nostril by pressing against it. Squeeze the container and breathe in gently at the same time.
Maintain an interval of 1 to 2 minutes between sprays if you are using multiple sprays.
Please clean the tip of the container with warm water and then dry it with a tissue to prevent contamination.
Preferably, Flovent should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain a regular routine for taking it.
You must not stop taking Flovent without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Flovent belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids and it reduces inflammatory reactions in the airways as a response to allergens in the air.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Flovent to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Since Flovent is a sexual enhancement drug, it is taken only when required. So a missed dose is highly unlikely.
Store Flovent between 39 to 86 degrees F (4 and 30 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Flovent in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using Flovent if you have conditions like active or inactive tuberculosis or a positive skin test for tuberculosis, if you have infections of the respiratory tract, untreated fungal or bacterial infections, parasitic or viral infections, measles, chickenpox, herpes simplex in or around the eye, or recently received a vaccination, you have diarrhea, you have glaucoma or cataracts, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Flovent if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure), you are having a severe asthma attack requiring quick relief.
Flovent can interact with certain medicines. So, you must inform your doctor if you are taking protease inhibitors [eg, ritonavir], ketoconazole.