Brand Names : Flovent, Flovent Rotadisk, Flovent Diskus
- Anti-inflammatory, inhalation
belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like
medicines). It is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly
every day, inhaled fluticasone decreases the number and severity of asthma
attacks. However, it will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.
Inhaled fluticasone works by preventing certain cells in the lungs and
breathing passages from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms.
This medicine may be used with other asthma medicines, such as bronchodilators
(medicines that open up narrowed breathing passages) or other corticosteroids
taken by mouth.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form(s):
Aerosol (U.S. and Canada)
Powder for inhalation (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -