FLOVENT® DISKUS® 50 mcg (fluticasone propionate inhalation powder, 50 mcg) FLOVENT® HFA 44 mcg (fluticasone propionate 44 mcg) Inhalation Aerosol

Important Safety Information for FLOVENT

Do not use FLOVENT to treat sudden symptoms of asthma. FLOVENT is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used to give you fast relief from your asthma attack. Always use a rescue inhaler, such as albuterol, during a sudden asthma attack.
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Approved Uses for FLOVENT

Prescription FLOVENT is for patients with asthma 4 years of age and older. FLOVENT is not for, and should not be used to treat, sudden symptoms of asthma. FLOVENT won't replace a rescue inhaler.

Important Safety Information for FLOVENT

  • Do not use FLOVENT:
    • to treat sudden symptoms of asthma. FLOVENT is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used to give you fast relief from your asthma attack. Always use a rescue inhaler, such as albuterol, during a sudden asthma attack.
    • if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in FLOVENT or other inhaled corticosteroids. Do not use FLOVENT DISKUS if you have severe allergy to milk proteins or fluticasone propionate. Ask your doctor if you are not sure.
  • Tell your doctor about the medicines you take and about all of your medical conditions. Do not stop taking FLOVENT, even if you are feeling better, unless your doctor tells you to. If you miss a dose, just take your next scheduled dose when it is due. Do not take 2 doses at the same time unless your doctor tells you to. If you are not sure about your dosing, call your doctor.
  • If you have not had or have not been vaccinated against chickenpox, measles, or active tuberculosis, you should stay away from people who are infected. You should avoid exposure to chickenpox, measles, and tuberculosis. If exposed, consult your healthcare provider without delay.
  • FLOVENT can cause serious side effects, including:
    • fungal infections (thrush) in your mouth and throat. Tell your doctor if you have any redness or white-colored coating in your mouth. After use, rinse your mouth with water without swallowing to help prevent thrush in your mouth and throat.
    • decreased ability to fight infections. Symptoms of infection may include: fever, pain, aches, chills, feeling tired, nausea and vomiting. Tell your doctor about any signs of infection while you use FLOVENT.
    • decreased adrenal function (adrenal insufficiency). Symptoms of decreased adrenal function include tiredness, weakness, nausea and vomiting, and low blood pressure. Decreased adrenal function can lead to death.
    • allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Call your doctor and stop FLOVENT right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction:
      • swelling of the face, throat, and tongue
      • hives
      • rash
      • breathing problems
    • lower bone mineral density. This may be a problem for people who already have a higher chance of low bone density (osteoporosis).
    • slow growth in children. The growth of children using FLOVENT should be checked regularly.
    • eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts. Tell your doctor about any vision changes while using FLOVENT. Your doctor may tell you to have your eyes checked.
    • increased wheezing (bronchospasm). Increased wheezing can happen right away after using FLOVENT. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden wheezing.
  • The most common side effects of FLOVENT DISKUS include:
    • a cold or upper respiratory tract infection
    • throat irritation
    • nausea and vomiting
    • fever
    • headache
  • The most common side effects of FLOVENT HFA include:
    • a cold or upper respiratory tract infection
    • throat irritation
    • headache
    • fever
    • diarrhea
    • ear infection

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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