Generic Name: Fluticasone propionate
Instructions for use
- Wash and dry your hands well.
- Open the device.
- Hold the device in a level, flat position. Do not shake this inhaler.
- Slide the lever from left to right until it clicks.
- Exhale out through your mouth away from inhaler.
- Place the mouthpiece into your mouth and close your lips tightly around it.
- Keep the device level while inhaling the dose with a quick, deep breath.
- Remove the mouthpiece and hold your breath for 10 seconds, or as long as comfortable.
- Exhale through your mouth slowly and away from the inhaler.
- Close the inhaler.
- Rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after taking the dose and spit the water out — do not swallow.
- Store the inhaler in a cool dry place.
Key product details
Medication Class & Use
- Corticosteroid (maintenance inhaler or steroid inhaler): Works by decreasing inflammation, swelling, and mucus production over time. This medicine will help open airways and make breathing easier if used every day, even when feeling well.
- Asthma Dosing Adults: 100 mcg-1,000 mcg twice daily
- Pedatric dosing: 50 mcg twice daily.
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- Available strengths: 50 mcg; 100 mcg; 250 mcg.
- Each inhaler contains 60 blisters. (Institutional pack has 28 blisters.)
- Inhaler is empty when dose counter reads 0 (doses 5-0 are red to remind you when it’s time to get a refill).
- Inhaler should be discarded 6 weeks after opening (50 mcg strength) or 2 months after opening (100 mcg and 250 mcg strengths).
- Do not wash any part of the inhaler. Keep dry. You can wipe outside with a dry cloth.
- Galvin WF, Dunn PJ, Kallstrom TJ. A Patient’s Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery. American Association for Respiratory Care; 2010.
- Product Information: FLOVENT(R) DISKUS(R) inhalation powder, fluticasone propionate inhalation powder. GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2016.
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