Singulair vs. Flovent

Are Singulair and Flovent the Same Thing?

Singulair (montelukast) and Flovent (fluticasone propionate) are used to treat or prevent asthma.

Singulair is generally used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis, and it is also used to prevent exercise-induced narrowing of the airways.

Flovent is used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Singulair?

Common side effects of Singulair include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Flovent?

Common side effects of Flovent include:

  • hoarseness,
  • throat irritation,
  • headache,
  • dryness in your mouth/nose/throat,
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips,
  • stuffy nose,
  • sinus pain,
  • cough, or
  • deepened voice.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Flovent HFA including:

  • signs of infection (such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat),
  • vision problems,
  • increased thirst or urination,
  • easy bruising or bleeding,
  • mental/mood changes (such as depression, mood swings, agitation), or
  • bone pain.

What Is Singulair?

Singulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene receptor antagonist drug used in the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Singulair is also indicated for prevention of exercise-induced narrowing of the airways.

What Is Flovent?

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


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What Drugs Interact With Singulair?

Singulair may interact with phenobarbital or rifampin

What Drugs Interact With Flovent?

Flovent may interact with conivaptan, diclofenac, imatinib, isoniazid, antibiotics, antifungal medications, antidepressants, heart or blood pressure medication, or HIV/AIDS medicine.

How Should Singulair Be Taken?

The following doses of Singulair are recommended: For adults and adolescents 15 years of age and older: one 10-mg tablet. For pediatric patients 6 to 14 years of age: one 5-mg chewable tablet. For pediatric patients 2 to 5 years of age: one 4-mg chewable tablet or one packet of 4-mg oral granules. For pediatric patients 12 to 23 months of age: one packet of 4-mg oral granules. Singulair may interact with phenobarbital or rifampin.

How Should Flovent Be Taken?

Flovent HFA should be orally inhaled only in patients aged 4 years and older. For adults and children 12 years of age and older, the recommended starting dose ranges from 88-440 mcg twice daily, and the highest recommended dose is 880 mcg. The pediatric dose is 88 mcg twice daily.


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