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Flovent vs. Asmanex

Are Asmanex and Flovent the Same Thing?

Flovent (fluticasone propionate) and Asmanex HFA (mometasone furoate) are steroids used to prevent asthma attacks.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Flovent?

Common side effects of Flovent include:

Infrequently, Flovent may cause sudden severe wheezing or trouble breathing immediately after you use it. If this occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler and get medical help right away.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Asmanex?

Common side effects of Asmanex include:

What is Flovent?

Flovent (fluticasone propionate) is a steroid used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.

What is Asmanex?

Asmanex HFA (mometasone furoate) Inhalation Aerosol is a corticosteroid used as maintenance treatment for the prevention and control of asthma symptoms in people 12 years of age and older.

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What Drugs Interact With Flovent?

Flovent may interact with antifungal medicines or HIV/AIDS medicines.

Flovent may also interact with conivaptan, diclofenac, imatinib, isoniazid, antibiotics, antidepressants, and heart or blood pressure medications.

What Drugs Interact With Asmanex?

Asmanex HFA may interact with antifungal medicines or HIV/AIDS medicines.

How Should Flovent Be Taken?

Flovent should be orally inhaled only in patients aged 12 years and older. The recommended starting dose ranges from 88-880 mcg twice daily. The maximum recommended dose is 880 mcg twice daily.

How Should Asmanex Be Taken?

Asmanex HFA comes in 2 strengths. The dose of Asmanex HFA is 2 puffs in the morning and 2 puffs in the evening.

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References

FDA. Flovent Side Effcts Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/flovent-side-effects-drug-center.htm
RxList. Asmanex Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/asmanex-drug.htm#medguide
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