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 3  asthma Side effects were extreme mood swings, irritability, skin issues, anxiety, swings in emotion. This drug is definitely effective in controlling asthmatic symptoms, it takes symptoms away instantly. But side effects like most drugs are brutal and barely worth it. I was lucky enough to study physiology at university in New Zealand and start my own holistic health and fitness company in California, where my studies have led me to control my asthma 100% with nutrition (paleolithic diet basically with some supplementation). I wish someone had informed me about the effectiveness of ancestral nutrition when I was a child, but better late than never. Only someone who has had this illness can imagine how amazing it feels to be free of it and off of the medications (and side effects) used to control it. Our website has multiple nutrition articles that those with asthma will find very helpful - Bodyworks Lifestyle. com I am more than happy to answer any questions or help anyone who has asthma or a child with asthma. I am not a doctor, I am just sharing what has worked for me and for many of our clients with this illness so that I may help others M 31 5 years
250mcg 2X D
12/23/2013
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 3  severe environmental allergies/asth his behavior is much worse on this but he isn't sick 9mos per year with URIs anymore. Becoming increasingly alarmed that he keeps getting fatter and fatter with pockets of cellulite and breasts. the only other thing he is on is very rare Proventil when needed, allegra, and Flonase. Thinking about stopping meds anyone experience male child weight gain and breasts? the Proventil didn't do it so it is this or allegra M 8 1.5 years
2X D
10/17/2013
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 2  Asthma It caused dizziness right after inhaling it and my vision seemed to get more blurry. I also noticed weight loss and fatigue. Additionally, I had indigestion and vomited on four different days while on it. Needless to say, I went off of it. The dizziness would occur immediately after inhaling it. [Note: I did find out later that I had kidney stones. However, the vomiting and dizziness stopped when I ceased the Flovent]. M 51 5 days
100 mcg. 2X D
9/6/2013

 3  asthma I got several severe side effects,and my doctor said that's not because of flovent..Frrom very healthy and happy,nice woman I became hysterical disabled person!!!! anxiety,clinical depression,panic disorder,canker sores,palpitation,sudden panic attacks with no reason,problem with vision/blurred/,lost 20%of my weight and can't regain/I'm now 102 lbs/..and more...POISON POISON POISON!!!!!!!!!. F 47 3.5 years
2X D
6/5/2013
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 1  Bad cough Screaming, kicking, just completely out of control behavior. My son has taken Flovent a few times in the past - colds hit him hard in the chest, and he gets really gunky coughs - and never had any problems with it. We started him on it this afternoon (I only did 1 puff) and he was fine, but tonight (2 puffs, as prescribed), within 10 minutes of taking it, he completely transformed. He started screaming, kicking, just out of his head, and even said, "I don't want to be alive." When he finally calmed down about 20 minutes later, I asked him why he said those words, and he replied, "I don't even know why." It's like the drug temporarily altered his brain. It was so scary. I am absolutely not using this drug again. Ever. M 5
2X D
4/10/2013
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 4  asthma symptoms Mood swings, hitting herself constantly, punching herself in the face, does not listen to us, immediately starts crying when she does not get her way. I can honestly say she had never had such a bad temper and she was a well behaved child, would listen to us when we asked her to stop doing something. Now she says she is going to hit us, she will laugh when we discipline her, and she is just not the same little girl. I stay up nights crying wondering what we are doing wrong as parents. Her asthma has completely gone away and i really don't know what is worse, the not being able to breath or having her behave like a monster. I am afraid if I tell my doctor about these side affects he is going to tell me I'm crazy and that I shouldn't listen to what people say on the internet. He says he has had asthma for most of his life and that he knows exactly what she is going through. I would love to know what other kids doctors have told their parents when wanting to get off the meds. F 5 45 days
44mcg 1X D
3/24/2013
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 1  possible asthma VERY aggressive behavior!!! Temper tantrums, hitting, name calling. Hearing voices in his head. We lost our little boy for almost a year. Once he started say he was hearing voices in his head, I started looking for answers. Thank god I found this website. Started weening him off his puffers immediately and three weeks later, we have our little boy back. No exaggeration, that was awful!!! Thank you everybody for sharing!! M 4 1 years
2X D
3/13/2013
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 1  Asthma My son has been agressive, overly sensitive, hyper and argumentative since taking this medicine and Q-var. He is also very afraid to go to sleep by himself when he hasn't been that way in a year or so. He wakes up several times at night and turns on his nightlight. He's very anxious and said that he cannot get some things out if his head, that "he keeps seeing them" right in front of him. Similar behavior in school since taking this medicine and prior to that Q-Var. I want my sweet little boy back. I throw this medicine out first thing in the morning. M 5 3 weeks
40mg
3/7/2013
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 3  Asthma I had success with the Flovent 110 inhaler, it controlled my asthma symptoms with no side effects. However, upon switching to the Flovent 250 Diskus, I developed moderate wheezing and worsening of my asthma symptoms, as well as a mysterious and significant rise in blood pressure (from low blood pressure to a diagnosis of pre-hypertension within weeks). My primary care doc was unconvinced that the disk could have caused this kind of reaction, but within four days of stopping the medicine and switching back to the 110 mcg inhaler, my blood pressure has returned to normal. The wheezing and coughing remain. F 23 3 years
110-250 2X D
2/20/2013
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 1  Wheezing from virus My son 23 months took flovent twice this winter for wheezing during a cold/virus. First episode was fine, recovered, we moved on. This latest one, not so much. My wonderful, gentle boy has become manic. Sorry for crude analogy but he has been acting like a crackhead. Or possessed. Jittery at night, thrashing, fighting, refusing to sleep before midnight and never napping during the day. This is all new and we've been terrified, considering an ADHD consult with our peds. For over a month now, my son has not had adequate sleep in any form. We have now stopped the inhaler, after cutting all sugar and dyes from his diet, allowing 0 TV time, and attempting herbal baths and soothing/calming measures to no avail. Am hoping cutting flovent works for my son. Sounds like it worked for you all. M 2.5 1 months
1 puff 2X D
2/7/2013
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 2  Asthma Behavior that fit description of child with bipolar disorder: extreme mood swings, agitated most of the time, angry, throwing chairs, threatening to kill\hurt people, violent nightmares, paranoia, easily distracted, nonsensical speech, looking to pick fights, fly into angry speech at slightest bump, scrape or comment she didn't like, hearing voices. My daughter was put on at 2.5 yrs old. At the time I figured the anger problems were terrible twos and fact she was sick every 3 weeks with a virus. Behavior became so extreme I took her to child psychologist to be evaluated. All doctors we saw said it couldn't be the Flovent because it was such a low dose steroid. I was distraught and desperate when she started hearing voices so I frantically searched Internet and found this site. Thank god!! Once I read the posts, I weaned her off it over a week period. She's been off for 5 weeks now and is a totally different kid. She's the sweet, happy kid she used to be. The anger and agitation, violent talk, tantrums are gone. So the doctors are wrong that it can never happen! Some kids are apparently very sensitive to steroids. F 4.5 2 years
2 puffs 2X D
1/24/2013
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 1  Reactive Airway(Viral/cold induced) I noticed my son was more emotional and aggressive after 2 weeks on Flovent (2puffs once per day) but assumed it was the terrible two's setting in. By week three on the drug, he escalated to erratic behavior, emotional outbursts, grinding his teeth during the day, 6 tantrums per day, screaming incessantly, bizarre hehavior, repeated hitting, and he completely regressed after being successfully potty trained for over 3 months. In my heart I knew this wasn't my son, but still thought he was going through a phase. I realized the only change that was going on in his life was the Flovent and googled "Flovent side effects" and found this page and other posts outlining the same issues. I am so grateful for this website. I immediately called my pediatrician who knows this is out of character for my son and he agreed it was a side effect and recommended weaning him to 1 puff for 3 to 5 days and stopping it completely. He suggested Advair, but after this experience, I am going to My son was hospitalized with bronchiolitis at 5 months, RSV at 7 months and then we had to use albuterol for wheezing most times he had a cold from then on, and used a short dosage of prednisone on a few occasions. My pediatrician recommended trying pulmicort as a preventative, however we we did not do it, and were lucky because my son only had croup twice between 1 and 2 years (we did pull him out of daycare and had relatives to come in our home to watch him) He had 2 colds this summer with no issues, but then when he started daycare and a toddler program this fall, He had another cold that led to wheezing and prednisone, so we decided to try Flovent at the recommendation of our pediatrician. He is 2.5 and took it for 3 weeks and it had bad side effects. I would recommend watching your child closely if you decide to use this drug if they are between 0-5 years old. M 2.5 3 weeks
2 Puffs 1X D
11/19/2012
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 4  Adult Asthma HOARSE/WEAK VOICE: Constant. DIARRHEA: The first week only, then it subsided. DISRUPTION IN MENSTRUAL CYCLE: I've been regular my entire adult life but started spotting between periods after taking Flovent. BLOATING/WEIGHT GAIN: I feel and look puffed up. I've also put on a few pounds. I can't be 100% sure this is due to the drug, though the timing is pretty suspicious. HIVES: I randomly broke out into rash/hives twice without explanation. Flovent does help my breathing. I developed asthma as an adult; it's exacerbated by physical exercise. I move around more easily now, don't tire/wheeze as quickly, and after a few days I didn't need my Ventolin rescue inhaler at all. I hope the side effects regulate because if they don't I will need to reevaluate taking it. I'm already planning to cut my dose in half to see if that helps. M 34 3 weeks
220 mg 2X D
8/20/2012
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 2  adult asthma I'm an adult with long-term asthma. I have been over-relying on rescue inhalers and elected to use flovent because I wanted longer-term relief without a dangerous drug like severent. My asthma has mostly been a problem because of allergies where I live and when I get on the track to run. The effects of this drug were immediate. I felt like I was on some kind of speed, but not going fast. I felt spacey, disoriented. Even as I type this, I am dazed and have lost some of my voice. I have only been on this for a few days. But I have a very busy professional life and obviously this can't go on. So I will probably have to stop using this medication. F 35 1 weeks
2X D
8/17/2012
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 5  Asthma No side effects and I find it curious parents mentioning things such as teeth grinding, mood swings and being clingy. NEWS FLASH...that is normal behavior for children, whether we like it or not. My daughter has been grinding her teeth since she was 6 months old. By the way, many children grind their teeth. I work in dental field and it's common knowledge. Parents may want to look into other reasons for the sudden erratic behavior. Also, growth has not been as issue either. I am not trying to minimize parental observations but I do believe that sometimes, we as parents, tend exxagerate. I see it ever day!!! My daughter was hospitalized for 5 days when she was 2 years old and then for 3 additional days six months later. We were already using the nebulizer after her first episode which was pretty much useless. After they prescibed flovent, she has been stable and her catching a cold is less scary now. She episodes were triggered by colds & chest congestion. Both my husband and I are very happy with her results. F 3
44mcg 2X D
8/16/2012
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 5  Reactive Airway No side effects. Unbelievable, I can't believe the improvement in one week. I can finally sleep through the night and breath comfortably. I didn't know how uncomfortable I was until this stuff started to work. I also started using Flonase at the same time. My nose is currently wonderful. F 40 1 weeks
110 MG 2X D
7/26/2012
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 3  asthma If you have kid with asthma/allergies PLEASE know that it could be mold (which gave me asthma) or houshold chemicals, etc. There are simply solutions (cutting out dairy help with my nephew) and there's little reason why dr.s put little kids on such a drug! Personally I think it is negatively impacting my endocrine system because I am ecperiening excessive facial hair (i am a woman) F 22 60 days
1X D
7/15/2012
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 1   Thank you so much for your posts - I thought my son was behaving this way from a recent move to a new house, but now I am certain that it is from the Flovent. He only gets asthma when he gets seasonal allergies/colds, in Sept - Nov and in May, however the last asthma attack was worse than usual, so my son (age 5) was put on Flovent. I felt like I was losing my boy to this wild drug (side effects): He complains of: dry eyes (constantly rubbing them), that won't close at night - he will not go to sleep before 10pm and wakes up 1-2 times/night Hysterically violent tantrums daily Violent behavior towards sister and friends (usually very well tempered and sweet prior to taking this horrible drug) Abdominal pain (complains about this daily and has lost weight from lack of appetite) Loss of energy - lies on the floor, does not make eye contact as frequently I am going to take him off of this medicine NOW - I want my son back. We'll see an allergist and look for alternativ M 5 30 days
2X D
7/12/2012
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 1  constant cough and wheezing My 6 month old daughter was prescribed flovent for her cough and wheezing to see if that helped as with 2 antibiotics for 2 lung infections. I associated all the antibiotics so i stopped those but she still has them. SIDE EFFECTS are diaherra, uncontrollable crying, clingy, waking at night(she has been sleeping through the night since 3 months) now she is starting to get her cough back and wheeze more than she did before. DO NOT PUT YOUR KID ON THIS DRUG! F 0.6 7 days
44mcg
7/6/2012
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 1   My 3 yr old starting taking Flovent after a asthma attack when he was 2 1/2 which hospitilized him. This was his first asthma episode and I honestly think this medicine is to strong for him. He used to be the most laid back child and I just recently started putting 2 and 2 together and realized that this medication is making him CRAZY!! He will throw the biggest tantrums ever just at the spur of the moment. He is very clingy and when he goes into these tantrums there is NOTHING i can do to control him. At first I thought it was just terrible 3's but I recently weened him off of flovent after reading this page and his personality completely changed and he is back to the mild mannered laid back child he once was. If you child is on this and having behavioral issues you might want to talk to his pediatrician. M 3 6 months
2X D
6/19/2012
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 2  Asthma I honestly don't know what to do. My baby girls sleeping issues are at a point where she wakes up 7 to 10 times a night and sometimes is up for hours. She wakes up out of a dead sleep. Is it the drug??? Docs say no but after reading I think yes. I am going to try to take her off meds. F 1.5 4 months
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6/12/2012
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 1  8 yo daughter cough variant asthma My daughter's cough is improving everyday but I am getting worried about the side effects. She says that when she looks at things, it reminds her of a cobra hypnotizing her. She also woke up the other night enraged! She came in yelling and crying at me and actually got in my face! She is actually eating well and sleeping better, but face and hands seem a little swollen. She already struggles with ADHD and ODD but is never aggressive. She is not medicated for those conditions. I found a great blog on squidoo.com under Cough Variant Asthma. The creator of the blog is spot on about medication and treatments. We are going to phase the Flovent out of her daily routine! F 8 7 days
44 mcg
6/6/2012
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 1  Asthma Strange behavior, constant talking, making repetitive noises, eye rolling and complaining of dry eyes, big bloated stomach, constant hunger, very emotional, angry, unable to focus. Totally changed personality and behavior. I wonder what this med. does to the brain? My son was on this med. on and off since age 3. Be careful with this and all other asthma/allergy medications. They all have side effects, especially if the dosage is to high. Most of the doctors I have been to deny the side effects of these medications for some odd reason. Read the insert that comes with the medication. The so-called clinical trials are usually short - term and on a small group of people (especially children). I feel sorry for the younger kids who can't tell anyone how they feel and are put on more medications (i.e. ADHD meds) because the doctors refuse to acknowledge side effects of the meds they prescribe. M 7 4 months
44 mcg 2X D
6/2/2012

 1  allergy induced asthma hyper activity, nightmares, teeth grinding, racing toughts, un able to sit still, un able to pay attention, over emotional. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG!!!! my son is a very sweet mild mannered, well behaved boy, up until the flovent. He was hospitalized for an asthma attack ( his first one) and was immediately put on flovent and flonase. I already had concerns about him taking a dailY asthma control medication, as he only has tightness and wheezing twice a year ( at the most) when spring and fall come around. When i expressed my concerns about the medication with his ped. she looked at me as if i had 6 eyes. She expressed that if i didnt want my son hospitalized again i would give him the flovent. BS! I suggested trying to better control his seasonal allergies instead of a serious condition that HE DOES NOT HAVE. I am happy to say he is now off the flovent, and donig fine. When on the flovent he was extremely hyperactive (not normal for him), clingy, and two nights ago told me he was afraid to go to sleep because his "eyes get dizzy, and he sees bugs crawling all over the walls." I am so glad i found this site, and am glad to know we aren't the only ones who have had this experience, and what a coincidence....the doctor claims she has never heard of these side effects, and they are not side effects of flovent. REALLY???? than what is it??? A parent knows their child, better than anyone. STAND UP TO YOUR DOCTOR AND SEEK AN ALTERNATIVE!! we have made an appointment with an allergist to better control his ALLERGIES. also check out www.fda.gov and search flovent and flonase ( they are the M 5 6 days
44mcg 2X D
5/7/2012
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 1  Chronic cough Splitting headaches, stomach aches, weakness, tiredness M 15 4 days
4/20/2012
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 2  Asthma 1st time that my Daughter took Flovent was at 3 yrs old. She barely grew. Was on it for approx one year. Then weaned her to the months that trigger colds. Was able to take her off for a year, then recommended by ped. To go bk on as a preventive since she had a very bad asthma attack which landed her back in hospital for 3 days. Since she has been back on it she has Been very clingy, moody, crying spells in the morning and at night. Irritable, very similar to other posts. It finally hit me this time, I believe it effected her growth and no doubt her moods! She is 5 years old and looking for an alternative as a preventive. Calling pulmonologist after reading these post to get her off! F 5 1 months
44mg 2X D
4/17/2012

 3  Asthma Weight gain, bloating, edema, fatigue, palpitations/anxiety, sudden new allergies. I switched to Flovent a few months ago after I ran out of my stock of Advair and my school clinic offers cheap generic prescriptions, so advair is out unless I want to shell out the extra money. I had been taking Advair for a few years on the lowest dose, and was well controlled most often 1 puff a day, 2 puffs sometimes during allergy season, and no noticeable side effects. When I switched to Flovent 110mcg, I had to take 2 puffs 2x a day to intially control my asthma with the change in medication. Within days, I couldn't fit into my clothes. I jog regularly, do yoga, ride my bike everywhere, hike, rock climb, and I eat really well. After eventually reducing to once a day, I lost most of that initial bloating, but am still holding on to pounds unexplained by diet and exercise program and I need my fast-acting inhaler up to 5 times a day, more when I exercise. When I take Flovent twice a day, I immediately bloat and struggle to fit in my clothes. I've had new allergic reactions to food, random palpitations, throat swelling- none of which happened on Advair. I just added in Salmeterol to see if that allows me to feel better on once a day Flovent, but the Dr. recommends upping the steroid dose if it doesn't. My ultimate goal is to decrease my steroid doseage, so I might see about getting on Flovent 44 and using it twice a day with Salmeterol. And if none of that works, I might just have to throw in the cash for Advair, which worked for years with no ill effects. F 25 5 months
110 1X D
4/15/2012

 1   OMG I am so glad I found this site. My daughter was diagnosed with asthma at age 9. The Dr put her on Flovent. She had developed the worst OCD you can ever imagine and we just realized it has only occured since she started this medication. SHe cant walk up the stairs without taking one step back on each stair, she has to touch the toilet paper several times before pulling the roll...I could go on and on but this is TERRIBLE! I am stopping this medication IMMEDIANTELY 30 days
44 2X D
4/4/2012
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 1  Virus-induced Asthma My 23 month old was prescribed Flovent. After reading all of Flovent's side effects, I tried to find an alternative. But after more pressure from his doctor, I decided to try it. I only gave him ONE PUFF (44 mcg) yesterday morning. Throughout the day he was OK, maybe a little bit more clingy and easily irritable. BUT, as soon as the night started, he woke up each hour SOBBING, inconsolable. This is SO unlike my son. He almost never complains and never cries. For example, he was just teething all of his molars, all while having a bad cold, and he still slept through the whole night, never crying. Last night (after having had only ONE PUFF of the Flovent) he had the worst night of his life. He is never inconsolable, but he was last night. He would wake each hour SOBBING for 45 minutes, until we could console him back to sleep. Then he would wake up again shortly after. It was HORRENDOUS. The Flovent was the only change in his routine, so clearly it was a reaction to his Flovent dose. His M 1.5 1 times
44 mcg 1X D
3/27/2012
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 1  COPD/Asthma Severe mouth and throat sores. F 54 5 days
250 2X D
3/18/2012
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 1  Asthma My 21 month old son started taking for asthma. After 2-3 days only started having sleeping problems. Waking up screaming, inconsolable, mad, angry. During day having major temper tantrums with screaming, kicking, hitting, spitting. Overall agitated all the time. Stopped giving to him day# 6. That night he was back to normal sleeping pattern. Next day back to himself and hasn't had one temper tantrum. I have friend that's kids have been on it for years and never had a problem. Guess some kids just have adverse rxn. M 1.5 6 days
3/3/2012

 1  difficulty breathing Splitting headaches Cloudy vision Exhaustion The only reason I'm still taking this is that it does help my breathing problems. (I don't have lung disease or heart problems, so it's a mystery what's causing the breathing difficulties.) Otherwise, this stuff is a nightmare. My doctor continues to insist that Flovent doesn't have a lot of side effects. F 54 2 months
500 mcg 2X D
2/24/2012
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 1  asthma diagnosis Horrible Migraines/Headaches. Severely Increased Anxiety -Separation and School. Depression. Insomnia. Nightmares. Nausea. Crankiness. Loss of appetite and weight loss. Limited height growth. Possible tingling in feet/cold legs. Memory and concentration difficulties. BE WARY OF THIS DRUG (and class of drugs). Like all drugs, the benefits and risks should be acknowledged and weighed. It may be great for some and be very bad for others. It was very bad for us. I have a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and have been a medicinal chemist. Our doctors did not suggest or believe that my son's physical and behavioral changes could be from the drug he was taking. I did not connect the change in my son's behavior to Flovent until we needed to see a psychiatrist (who suggested that we write a timeline of events, including medications) but trusted my doctors and did not agree with my husband's concerns until the situation became frighteningly ridiculous. All told, our son was on the drug for 5 months. He deteriorated before our eyes and we did not understand why. We had to do the research and convince our doctors to attempt taking him off the medication. Our son is now 12 and has been off the drugs for over a year. He has hardly any headaches. He still has some anxiety but nothing compared to the hell that he went through. We have our beautiful son back and we have hope for the future. He has also recently taken a metacholine challenge test and he DOES NOT HAVE ASTHMA. I hope others will be more inclined to discuss possible side effects with their doctors and to inquire about different asthma tests. (Also, a very upbeat friend with no history of depression had become suicidal on Flonase, the same drug.) M 10 5 months
110 discus 2X D
2/14/2012
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 1  asthma My 3 year old son cries and screams at the drop of a hat. At first I thought it was because he is 3 but then I was called in for a parent teacher conference. For the past 2 months he has been uncontrollable in the classroom. He won't sleep during nap time and tried to wake up all the other kids. He has also taken to taking off his shoes and throwing them across the classroom, screaming, acting indifferent while placed in time out, throwing himself on the floor and kicking his feet around wildly while screaming and crying. He has NEVER done any of this before this medication. I've called his pulminologist and I'm told this medication has none of these side affects and that I need to address these behavorial issues with my son directly. This poor kid is running around like a lunatic and I'm being treated as the biggest lunatic because "the literature does not indicate this behavior". Yeah, maybe it hasn't been studied enough. My son is being used a test case and no one Use something else. I don't know what to use yet, but believe me, it's hard. If you think terrible 2s are hard combine your worst possible day with this drug and believe me you'll just want to pull your hair out and so will your kid. M 3 2 months
44 2X D
2/14/2012
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 1  asthma Sleeplessness, anxiety, nightmares, breastmilk shortage F 31 6 days
44 mcg
2/8/2012

 4  Asthma No side effects. I am taking the Discus and prefer it over Advair, since Advair can cause heart failure (so my Pharmacist said). I like Flovent because it is safer than Advair and does not contain a Long Acting Bronchodilator (LABD). M 49 1 months
100 mcg. 2X D
2/6/2012

 2  asthma Moodiness, irritability, hoarsness, thrush, talking and fighting in his sleep, smaller than classmates M 4 4 years
110 mg
2/1/2012

 2  Asthma Increasingly moody, irritable, rage, anxiety(increasing), defiance, difficulty sleeping, lack of focus, loss of appetite. All these symptoms have been increasing. Our son is 12 and has been on Flovent for approx 7 years. His paediatricians switched him to Flovent from Pulmicort when he was 5. He has had asthma since he was a baby. The GP and his Paediatricians have repeatedly said "Flovent is very safe and has no side effects". I have questioned them several times about side effects - they dismiss my concerns. (and I feel embarrassed for asking). Even if this medication has adverse effects for only a % of kids why are they saying it is safe? (It's clearly worse for kids than adults). It may keep them breathing but at what cost? I thought our son had behavioural issues and we have been taking him to a psychologist to try and help with his issues. I found this site by accident and I am now weaning him off the medication slowly. I will be observing him to see if the behavioural symptoms subside and using extra Ventolin to manage the asthma. I feel terrible for having him on this medication for so long. AND I am very frustrated by doctors who do not listen to parents concerns and dismiss our questions. I will be telling them to look at this website and consider perhaps the parents have a valid concern. M 12 7 years
125mcg x2 2X D
1/30/2012

 5  Asthma None yet. It's good to be able to breathe well and have the energy I need to lead a normal life. Was always tired and sleeping 12 hours a day before... Now I am good on 8. M 67 4 days
1/16/2012
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 4  asthma, RAD/CLD due to prematurity Escalating violent &erratic behaviour with over-the-top emotional outbursts. Has stabbed me with a pen & visciously bit his baby brother, breaking the skin & nail. My 4 year old son has been on Flovent for almost 2 years. For just over a year we are seeing escalating violent &erratic behaviour with over-the-top emotional outbursts. At about the same time this began we had our second son; I would think by now any jealousy should have passed. We don't know for sure if these behaviours are drug-related but after reading these comments I will be bringing it up with our doctor. We have been getting help from ECEs in the form of home visits who say there are many 'red flags' in regards to his behaviour & development that warrants more in depth assessment. Possible side effects aside, Flovent does control his asthma and we do not visit the ER or use the emergency inhaler as often. M 4 2 years
250mcg 1X D
1/2/2012
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 1  Asthma triggered by colds Screaming fits, extremely moody, upset, fussy, rude, unreasonable, cannot focus. It took us a year to figure out that it was the brief periods my daughter was put on Flovent that caused all the side effects. Doctor says she would need it for controlling her asthma, but it is a tough choice to make since when we "control" the asthma, my daughter is out of control. For now we try to manage without it. I also wonder if those kids who have other allergies are more sensitive to this drug? I heard other kids who were not having the these side effects quite that bad. (And my daughter is allergic to cows milk, dust mites and dog hair......) F 4 5 days
1 puff 2X D
12/15/2011
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 1  Allergies; nasal swelling Nervousness with ocd behaviors. Omg! So glad I found this site. My 6 year old son all the sudden started hid ocd type behavior. Very worried and anxious. Not all the time but mainly just before bed which is when we do Flonase spray. He has been fretting over his things and having to get out of bed to keep checking them. Even if he knows he will get in trouble for getting out of bed. Not usual for him at all. He told me he was nervous and just couldn't stop touching his things. I've been so worried. Been thinking what is different that would cause this. Then it hit me, Flonase! We will NO longer take this!!! Awful experience. F 6 4 weeks
1 spray 1X D
12/14/2011
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 2  Asthma all of the aforementioned behavior- mood swings, irritabilty, restlessness ec etc My son has run the gammont with asthma mess. Allergy shots have helped but honestly the BEST treatment has been a chiropractor!!! Every two weeks he gets adjusted and that kept him out of hospital for 18 weeks, a record for him! M 9 7 days
2 puffs 2X D
12/2/2011
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 1  asthma due to food allegies Aggression and violence like you wouldn't believe. I'm scared, literally, to live my daughter, who is 2 with him for a minute! Tantrums, emotional distress which look like psychosis of some sort. My son is 4, every year I seem to find new allergy doctor for him, because I'm just shocked at doctors in USA. So disappointing and totally disgusting, they know nothing, can answer no direct questions. I seem to know more about allergies and asthma just by reading then the doctors here. Prescribing only steroids and pushing other drugs for daily intake (singulair, zyrtec, albuterol), while asking how patient is doing, meaning if he is growing alright (because of the steroids) and when you tell them NOT growing well enough. For g-d sakes my son was 20lb & same height from the time he was 1 year old (after our first hospital experience, with TONS of steroids they could use on him) to 3!!!!! WTF!!!! And new allergist prescribed him Flovent, which my husband decided to try. I wish I never cam This drug should be taken of the market! M 4 1 months
2X D
11/8/2011
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 2  coughing constant followed by cold hoarsiness, sleepless, stuffy nose, dry cough, very bad sore throat and even fever Thank god i found this website. My 4 year old daughter had nasty cold and after takin antibiotic for 10 days she was having cough and stuffy nose during the night. So we went back to her DR. She prescribed puffers. First night didn't notice any symptoms, 2nd night coughing at night got worse. 3d night difficulty breathing, hoarsiness, stuffy nose, bad sore throat just couldn't sleep. So took her to ER next morning ER Dr said continue using it. But last night was 4th night, my daughter had fever seemed like having nightmare and difficulty sleeping and other all symptoms in very bad way. So today morning i want to check online and found this website. Yes i knew something was wrong and when i told the ER Dr she was like no no it's not side effect probably other cold. Oh yeah?! I don't think so. I'm taking her off of the puff from now. and will see and will comment again. Good luck F 4 10 days
2 puffs 2X D
10/15/2011
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 1  asthma My 3 year old has experienced many of the side effects mentioned here by other parents--extreme screaming tantrums, aggression, hitting, anger. All just from one week on Flovent. I feel awful that she feels out of control. We are taking her off it. Over-reliance on Albuterol is better than this. The allergist said, "We really don't see behavioral changes with this low dose." Flovent changed my child into someone unrecognizable. A study of 56 people is a ridiculously small number. F 3 8 days
44 2X D
9/28/2011
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 1  Asthma Anger, anxiety, aggression, insomnia... This medication has turned my sweet, loving, helpful 6 year old son into a wreck. There was an instant change in his behavior noticed by all, definately for the worst. I feel terrible that it took me this long to figure out what was wrong and for those of you thinking about trying singular, it has the same effect. He has been put on several meds for asthma with the same behavior problems every time. I didn't notice behaviors with the pulmocourt but he would get excruciating headaches and fevers everytime he was given a dose. He and I are soooooo ready for an alternative solution to these horrible medications that are supposed to be helping. M 6 1 months
44 mcg 2X D
9/20/2011
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 1  Sinusitis My son is 21/2. When we started the flonase 3 weeks ago he started becoming violent with his classmates almost right away. Hitting, biting scratching. His attention span went to next than nothing. He had sinus surgery in the middle of July. But of coarse, our luck the sinus issues came right back. He has been on the medication again now for 4 days. He became even more violent this time to the point that yesterday his daycare made me pick him up. He bit 2 kids and his teacher and was throwing his body back to the point where they were afreaid he was going to hurt himself and it continued at home. I will NEVER GIVE MY CHILD THIS MEDICINE AGAIN!!! Do not ever use this medicine!!!!! M 2.5 1 months
1 spray 1X D
8/25/2011

 1  Asthma My son now 13 has become increasingly anxious and tense over the years. He has angry outbursts and has started hitting his siblings and us - afterwards he does not know what he has done. He has trouble socialising at school and has become the target of bullies. He also has some mild OCD symptoms and obsessiveness. He is in counselling and teachers think he is an "anxious" child. The paediatricians (three of them including a specialist Respiratory Physician) state this is not a side effect of Flovent and not to worry, it is perfectly safe. It is controlling his asthma. I have asked them repeatedly about side effects. It never occurred to me that they were wrong - I always suspected but wasn't sure. . . . As with everyone else on this website my instincts are telling me the Flovent is the problem. My son has been asthmatic since he was a baby and commenced on corticosteroids at age 2 as the Drs wouldn't diagnose him until then. They kept saying it was bronchiolitis un A very big Thank you to everyone who has posted on this website! I now know I am not going crazy and there is a reason for this behaviour - and it is not my child. I feel terrible that we have subjected our son to this awful medication. M 13 5 years
125mcg ^ 2X D
8/22/2011
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 4  Dr. prescribed for asthma for son My 10 year old son has had mild asthma since age two (mainly triggered by allergies). He is very active in sports and has had reduced albuterol use with Flovent. He has had allergy shots for 6 months now. He started Cingulair and Flovent 8 months ago. I took him off Cingular after 2 months (he took it in the past) after making the behavioral connection - anger, crying, inabililty to cope with minor frustrations. He initially appeared better, but over time, he has gotten worse. He is an easy going kid who says he can't control or explain his OUTBURSTS. Also, he is a thin muscular build in comparison to his siblings and I always wondered if this was due to his asthma medications. Since taking Flovent, he has also complained about STOMACH nausea/pain. I told the doctor and we recorded the daily problems, but found no connection (types of foods, etc.). He rarely complains and has learned to cope with it, as many asthmatic kids do. I'm taking him off Flovent immediately, as My advice from what I have learned over eight years is to follow your gut instinct and always question what treatment is best for our kids with chronic conditions. No one has all of the answers. If you think the meds are too much, they probably are - back I go into checking for alternatives. M 10 8 months
44mcg 2X D
8/9/2011
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 2  asthma My daughter has been on this for a while she is 5 1/2 and has been experiencing alot of the same effects that the others have posted. When she first started taking it she had severe diareaha on vacation and frequently having to urinate. I was told by the doctor that it wasn't the medication. She also has been having major behavor problems with being angry and violent (which was normally not like her at all). I was also told in the past that it was an age thing and she was probably testing. Now after being on this for almost 2 years she has been doing well this summer and I was trying to take her off of this medication. We took her off of it for a few days and she became more violent and even banged her head into a tile wall while trying to give her a bath, she also broke out with a rash around her mouth and has been hanging off of her bed in the morning when I wake her up. She's also been very emotional. I took her back to the doc's for the rash and they put her back on the medication F 5 2 years
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8/4/2011
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 1  asthma My then 4 year old son began taking flovent and flonase after being hospitalized with his asthma for the second time. It seemed to really help his breathing, and initially we were pleased with the results. My son is now almost 6 years old and gradually over the past year we have seen behavior changes. In the last 6 months these behavior changes have become very acute! Extreme aggression, moody, depressed, flat affect, pressured speech, anger, irritability, bed wetting , restlessness, memory loss. This has been a nightmare for all of us. I have so much guilt over having my child on this medication for so long and not seeing it for what it was. My husband found this web site the other night, and when we began reading the other posts we had hope of having our sweet little guy back again. We had just recently started therapy/counseling to help him with these behavior issues, I was reading every book I could get my hands on to help him and to help us become better parents. Nothing Would not recommend this drug for children! M 5 20 months
44mcg 2X D
7/2/2011

 1  esophagitis after starting this medication I first got a slight sore throat. After that my throat got worse, and I have the worse ear pain ever. F 57 5 days
220mcg 2X D
6/27/2011

 3  Cold infection Headache, tiredness. Works well to decrease inflammation. M 25 10 days
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4/22/2011

 3  asthma Irritability, crying outbursts, restlessness, fever and cold symptoms. My 17 month old son experienced major irritability, screaming fits, restlessness and flu like symtoms within days of starting Flovent. He woke up angry to the point we could not hold him and was unconsolable. He would throw his head and body around. He's been on the med for 6 days and began a fever on day 2 and has been ongoing. It has helped the wheezing but still is short of breath. I am stopping the Flovent today due to the major bahavioral problems. M 1 6 days
44 2X D
4/17/2011

 1  Asthma severe anger,violent outbursts,anxiety,betwetting and thoughts of dying I don't believe that Flovent should ever be given to children. I am the parent of a normally sweet and kindhearted 8 year old son. His doctor put him on Flovent a few months back due to his severe asthma. At no time was I given any verbal information from her about the possible violent outbursts that have been reported by parents of children taking the medication. In fact it dosen't say much of anything in the Flovent pamphlet except that it was tested on 56 children. REALLY?? I can't imagine a parent seeing the life changing behavior problems that this medication causes and agreeing to continue use. He has been on several medications for his asthma since the age of 2 and never have we had the issues we are dealing with now. Even though we discontinued the use of this poison I feel that our son is still detoxing from what I can only descibe as unprovoked "ROID RAGE". And to top it off he dosen't have much memory of the episode after he calms down. Any input of possible long term side effects would be greatly appreciated. M 8 4 months
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4/15/2011
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 2  Asthma This medication did control my asthma, but at the expense of my weight. In literally 2-3 months after taking this medication, I experienced weight gain, since I had always eaten well and was "skinny", my peers we're very surprised that I had gained that much weight. The moment I went off the medication, I lost all of my excess weight. M 15 4 years
156 MCG 2X D
4/6/2011

 1  Asthma Frequent urination and accidents ( she has been potty trained for over a year), anger ( she has hit students in her day care, very abnormal behaviour.), deep sleep, depresion, and very emotional. I am currently looking for an alternative to this steroid based drug. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. F 3 10 days
1X D
4/1/2011
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 3  asthma maintenance medicine trouble sleeping, focusing, agitated at school,cannot keep hands to himself, quickly become angry - side effects similar to what you might see with a Steroid. my 80 pound 8 year old son has had a bad reaction to flovent 220, flovent 110, pulmicort, asthmanex, singulair - finally we tried flovent 44. He does not have side effects,it works fine and he is a different kid,doctor would never have put a kid his age and weight on flovent 44 - its for little kids-but it works well for my son. Took him for check up and his breathing tests were 100% perfect. M 8 3 years
110/220/44 1X D
3/15/2011
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 3  Mild Intermittent Asthma Mild Nausea, muscle aches, anxiety, mood swings, PVCs (benign heart arrhythmias) I had been on Advair for a number of years with very positive results. Recently, my old friends premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) started acting up. I had had a lot of problems with Albuterol years ago causing these, so I was quick to suspect the bronchodilator in Advair and asked to switch to a corticosteroid only, so doctor put me on Flovent Discus 100. Since I sing, I asked to switch to the aerosol (Hfa). It does a good job with the bronchial inflammation, but every time I use it, i soon get a mild nausea. My PVCs have not really gone away, and I have been anxious and depressed. My back muscles ache at times and i feel it around in front. A heating pad on my back helps. I'm pretty active and never feel short of breath when exercising, but usually cough afterward My allergist had me use Spiriva for 10 days and then I am to switch to Symbicort. I am now in quite a rough spot and am both afraid of inhalers and craving them to relieve my asthma symptoms. It is really frustrating. M 46 1 months
110mcg 2X D
3/7/2011

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