Flovent (fluticasone) belongs to the class of medications called inhaled corticosteroids, which reduce symptoms of asthma and prevent asthma attacks by decreasing inflammation in the lungs and thereby opening the airways. When used regularly every day, inhaled fluticasone decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks.
Like all medicines steroids may cause side effects, although not everybody
will experience them. One of the most common side-effects of Flovent is oral thrush. This is a fungal infection in the mouth and can be prevented by gargling with water after each inhalation. Other common side effects include cough, general aches & pains, green-yellow nasal mucous, hoarseness and headache.
Long-term use of corticosteroids may affect bone density which could result in the development of osteoporosis and increase the risk of fracture.
Your doctor will monitor your bone health while you are taking this medication.
For more information visit:
- Flovent Information for Consumers
- Flovent Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flovent (detailed)
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