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Flovent

FLOVENT® 44 mcg
(fluticasone propionate, 44 mcg) Inhalation Aerosol

FLOVENT® 110 mcg
(fluticasone propionate, 110 mcg) Inhalation Aerosol

FLOVENT® 220 mcg
(fluticasone propionate, 220 mcg) Inhalation Aerosol

For Oral Inhalation Only

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The active component of FLOVENT (fluticasone propionate) 44 mcg Inhalation Aerosol, FLOVENT (fluticasone propionate) 110 mcg Inhalation Aerosol, and FLOVENT 220 mcg Inhalation Aerosol is fluticasone propionate, a glucocorticoid having the chemical name S-(fluoromethyl)6a,9-difluoro-11b,17-dihydroxy-16a-methyl-3-oxoandrosta-1,4-diene-17b-carbothioate, 17-propionate and the following chemical structure:

Fluticasone propionate is a white to off-white powder with a molecular weight of 500.6. It is practically insoluble in water, freely soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide and dimethylformamide, and slightly soluble in methanol and 95% ethanol.

FLOVENT (fluticasone propionate) 44 mcg Inhalation Aerosol, FLOVENT (fluticasone propionate) 110 mcg Inhalation Aerosol, and FLOVENT (fluticasone propionate) 220 mcg Inhalation Aerosol are pressurized, metered-dose aerosol units intended for oral inhalation only. Each unit contains a microcrystalline suspension of fluticasone propionate (micronized) in a mixture of 2 chlorofluorocarbon propellants (trichlorofluoromethane and dichlorodifluoromethane) with soya lecithin. Each actuation of the inhaler delivers 50, 125, or 250 mcg of fluticasone propionate from the valve and 44, 110, or 220 mcg, respectively, of fluticasone propionate from the actuator.

What are the precautions when taking fluticasone propionate (Flovent)?

Before using fluticasone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: current/past infections (such as tuberculosis, herpes), certain eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eye), bone loss (osteoporosis), liver disease.

This medication may mask signs of infection. It can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Therefore, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/30/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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