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

FLOVENT does not relieve sudden breathing problems from asthma. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms.
See full Important Safety Information below

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Take the
Childhood Asthma
Control Test*

This short test for children 4 to 11 years old will provide a way to help your child's healthcare provider determine if your child's asthma symptoms are well controlled. You should share this score with your child's healthcare provider.

If your child with asthma is 12 years or older, or if you are an adult with asthma, take the Asthma Control Test™.

How to Take the Childhood Asthma Control Test*

  • Let your child respond to the first 4 questions (1 to 4). If your child needs help reading or understanding the question, you may help, but let your child select the response. Complete the remaining 3 questions (5 to 7) on your own and without letting your child's response influence your answers. There are no right or wrong answers
  • Complete the test by clicking the "Submit" button
  • Share the results with your child's healthcare provider

The results of the questionnaire are not intended to diagnose a condition or disease state and do not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

Questions for Your Child to Answer

  1. How is your asthma today?








  1. How much of a problem is your asthma when you run, exercise or play sports?








  1. Do you cough because of your asthma?








  1. Do you wake up during the night because of your asthma?








Questions for You to Answer

  1. During the last 4 weeks, how many days did your child have any daytime asthma symptoms?







  1. During the last 4 weeks, how many days did your child wheeze during the day because of asthma?







  1. During the last 4 weeks, how many days did your child wake up during the night because of asthma?








Approved Use for FLOVENT

FLOVENT is a prescription inhaled corticosteroid medicine for the long-term treatment of asthma in people aged 4 years and older.

FLOVENT is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and won't replace a rescue inhaler.

Important Safety Information for FLOVENT

  • FLOVENT does not relieve sudden breathing problems from asthma. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms.
  • Do not use FLOVENT DISKUS if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins. Do not use FLOVENT DISKUS or FLOVENT HFA if you are allergic to fluticasone propionate or any of the ingredients in the products. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take and about all of your health conditions.
  • Do not use FLOVENT more often than prescribed.
  • Do not stop using FLOVENT, even if you are feeling better, unless your healthcare provider tells you to. If you miss a dose of FLOVENT, just skip that dose. Take your next dose at your usual time. Do not take 2 doses at 1 time.
  • FLOVENT can cause serious side effects, including:
    • fungal infections in your mouth or throat (thrush). Rinse your mouth with water without swallowing after using FLOVENT to help reduce your chance of getting thrush.
    • weakened immune system and increased chance of getting infections (immunosuppression). You should avoid exposure to chickenpox and measles, and, if exposed, tell your healthcare provider right away. Worsening of existing tuberculosis, fungal, bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections, or herpes infection of the eye (ocular herpes simplex) may occur.
    • reduced adrenal function. This can happen when you stop taking an oral corticosteroid (such as prednisone) and start taking a medicine containing an inhaled corticosteroid (such as FLOVENT). During this transition period, when your body is under stress such as from fever, trauma (such as a car accident), infection, or surgery, adrenal insufficiency can get worse and may cause death. Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include:
      • feeling tired
      • lack of energy
      • weakness
      • nausea and vomiting
      • low blood pressure
    • serious allergic reactions. Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical care if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:
      • rash
      • hives
      • swelling of your face, throat, and tongue
      • breathing problems
    • bone thinning or weakness (osteoporosis)
    • slowed growth in children. A child's growth should be checked often.
    • eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams while using FLOVENT.
    • increased wheezing (bronchospasm). Increased wheezing can happen right away after using FLOVENT. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden wheezing.
  • Common side effects of FLOVENT DISKUS include:
    • upper respiratory tract infection
    • throat, nose and/or sinus irritation
    • nausea and vomiting
    • cough and/or persistent cough
    • fever
    • headache
    • upset stomach
  • Common side effects of FLOVENT HFA include:
    • upper respiratory tract infection
    • throat and/or sinus irritation
    • headache
    • diarrhea
    • difficulty speaking
    • cough and/or persistent cough

*The Childhood Asthma Control Test was developed by GSK.
Asthma Control Test is a trademark of QualityMetric Incorporated.

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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