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Flovent® Diskus®

Flovent® Diskus®

Generic Name: Fluticasone propionate

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Flovent® Diskus®

Instructions for use

  1. Wash and dry your hands well.
  2. Open the device.
  3. Hold the device in a level, flat position. Do not shake this inhaler.
  4. Slide the lever from left to right until it clicks.
  5. Exhale out through your mouth away from inhaler.
  6. Place the mouthpiece into your mouth and close your lips tightly around it.
  7. Keep the device level while inhaling the dose with a quick, deep breath.
  8. Remove the mouthpiece and hold your breath for 10 seconds, or as long as comfortable.
  9. Exhale through your mouth slowly and away from the inhaler.
  10. Close the inhaler.
  11. Rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after taking the dose and spit the water out — do not swallow.
  12. 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.

Dosing

  • 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.)

Refill

  • 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).

Cleaning

  • Do not wash any part of the inhaler. Keep dry. You can wipe outside with a dry cloth.

References

  1. Galvin WF, Dunn PJ, Kallstrom TJ. A Patient’s Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery. American Association for Respiratory Care; 2010.
  2. Product Information: FLOVENT(R) DISKUS(R) inhalation powder, fluticasone propionate inhalation powder. GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2016.

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