FLOVENT HFA Reviews

Average Rating: 2.6 (14 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR FLOVENT HFACOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 4  Asthma exacerbation/COVID/pregnancy The worst taste in my mouth at all times despite extremely meticulous oral care, sinus rinsing, etc. F 30 3 weeks
110mcg 1X D
3/1/2021
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 1  chronic obstructive asthma In the 13 months or so that I've been taking this medication I've had no side effects. That all changed 01/28/21, when I had a MAJOR possible side effect, a very serious one: bone fracture. What happened is a long, involved traumatic story, anyone who wants more info feel free to e-mail me. If you have ostopoenia or osteoporosis, MAKE SURE TO LET YOUR DOCTOR KNOW IF THEY DON'T ASK YOU! Mine didn't ask me, now I'm paying for it. When a doctor prescribes Flovent HFA, they need to start asking the patient if they have osteopoenia or osteoporosis since this inhaler can cause bone thinning, which can lead to bone fracture. Because of what happened to me 01/28/21, I now need emergency oral surgery to the tune of $6,350. F 62 13 months
110 2X D
1/28/2021
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 4  Asthma No side effects from this drug, which surprises me still to this day. Reluctantly I had switched to this drug after I got off of the very god-awful symbicort which I had suffered many painful nasty problems. My new doctor suggested I try Flovent HFA 110 mcg after I told her of the many side effects I gotten from using the other drug for which I was told nothing about from my last allergist who made no mention of or gave any warnings about it's possibility of causing harm. I know each person reacts differently to certain types of drugs, but it would have been greatly appreciated if I was told that there might possibly be some drawbacks, instead of telling me to stay on symbicort until I reached my 80th birthday! M 61 17 days
110 mcg 1X D
6/22/2020
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 2  Asthma Doesn't really work for me, plus I started getting joint pain, and back pain on full adult dose, not long after starting it. Left doctor who prescribed it for various reasons, including dismissing my concerns. New doctor prescribed lower dose, but lately, with the spacer, it has caused asthma flareup to the point I needed to use my nebulizer. Happened Saturday and Sunday. Monday, I called the doctor, and told her. She told me to stop it. I also seem to get colds that last a few weeks, instead of a week or two. I have had trouble with other ICS, also. After a few weeks or months, they quit working, and end up making it even harder to breathe. F 60 5 months
4/16/2017
 1  COPD I caught a cold aggrevating the COPD. So it was a new prescription. Symptoms came on gradually, by the 3rd day I was extremely irritated for no reason. I felt angry for nothing. I figured it was the new drug. I quit taking it 2 days ago and am exhausted but no longer angry or irritated. Side effects not worth it. F 57 6 days
1 puff 2x
5/14/2015
 1  Newly diagnosed adult asthma Extreme worsening of asthma symptoms--shortness of breath, chest pain, sleep disturbance. Did not happen immediately after dose--woke up with symptoms in the morning. Ended up in ER and back on oral steroids. This side effect is not uncommon, yet my doc acted as if I were the only freak this ever happened to. I finally stopped taking it (against her advice) and the symptoms gradually went away. I no longer see this physician. M 54 6 days
440 mcg 2X D
3/16/2014
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 5  Asthma None, Have been using this medicine for over a decade, I take 1 puff in the morning and I'm good for the day, maybe once or twice a year I use my rescue inhaler, The doctor tells me to take 2 puffs 2 times a day, but I don't need to use more than what I feel my body needs. F 46 12 years
110 mg 1X D
5/20/2013
 4  asthma flovent works good,but you have to take it regulary for it to work.I have no side effects from this medicine.I think most of the side effects that some of the people are talking about would disappear once the body adjusted to the medicine. M 51 10 years
220 2X D
4/1/2013
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 1  Asthma like symptoms I began Flovent at around 5PM the first night. I took my second dose around 7AM the next morning, and by the time I was at work at 9AM I was feel tingly, my heartbeat was 96, I was coughing, I had a lump in my throat, and I was fatigued and dizzy. It got so bad I had to tell my boss I was leaving. I almost started crying when I told him, which was very strange, because while I was concerned about my condition, I was in no way upset or sad, but I couldn't seem to control my emotions. I spent the rest of the day at home, sitting in a chair, feeling totally out of it. Scary stuff... F 60 2 times
88 mcg. 2X D
3/5/2013
 1  asthma Made me irritable/depressed and sad. This came on gradually over several days. Since this drug doesn't seem to do much for asthma I don't think I'll use it. The degree of help is not worth the side effects, which are pretty spooky. F 58 3 days
1X D
1/31/2013
 3  Asthma Sadness, depression My otherwise happy go lucky 12yr old, who has been on this medicine about 18months, has recently become depressed, and cannot explain why he feels this way. There have been no recent events in his life to cause these feelings, and the only medicine he takes regularly is Flovent HFA. After doing some research online, it seems that although this wasn't one of the reported symptoms in the clinical trial, many people have reported depression as a side effect of this medication. I have called his respiratory specialist and asked for another medication. M 12 18 months
44mcg 2X D
8/9/2012
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 5  Chronic Acute Asthma occasionally lost voice and had oral thrush once I didn't rinse my mouth or use a spacer all the time, that is why these things happened...but also my doctor reduced my dosage to the least amount and it still works well. Before Flovent, I had to be on a prednisone burst once a month. Now I only need prednisone maybe twice a year if I have a bad virus or if I'm around an allergy trigger for too long. F 37 15 years
44 mcg 1X D
7/13/2012
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 1  virus-induced asthma SOBBING crying all night waking up each hour at night sadness weeping crying all night long after only one puff of this drug My son has mild asthma, wheezing for just 2 days after an upper respiratory tract infection. He was prescribed Flovent HFA. I was very worried about giving this to him, based on all of the possible side effects. But after a lot of pressure from his doctors, I decided to start slowly and give him just one puff (44 mcg) yesterday morning to start. He had a pretty normal day, maybe a little bit more clingy and irritable, but no problem. He went to bed fine for bedtime, but he then woke up each hour ALL NIGHT LONG, SOBBING. He was just weeping, inconsolable. I have never seen my son like this before. He is such an easy-going boy who never complains. Even when he is teething all of his molars and in the middle of a bad cold, he does not cry and sleeps through the entire night. Last night, after just ONE PUFF of Flovent in the morning, he had the WORST NIGHT OF HIS LIFE. He woke up each hour inconsolably crying for 45 minutes until we could console him back to sleep, just to wake up again a little bit later WEEPING. Flovent is a HORRENDOUS medication. What kind of poison must be in this drug to cause such a horrible reaction after just ONE PUFF ?!!!! I will never give my son this medication again. M 1.5 1 days
44 mcg 1X D
3/27/2012
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 4  Asthma I have had no negative side effects except a slight metallic taste in my mouth sometimes. Of course, you are supposed to rinse out your mouth after each inhalation. I had my allergy doctor switch me from Advair to Flovent (since Flovent does not contain a Long-acting Bronchodilator). An LABD can cause heart failure, so needless to say that was a concern. Advair has both an LABD and a corticosteroid. Flovent just has a corticosteroid, which I felt more comfortable with. M 49 30 days
110 mcg. 2X D
10/25/2011
  

FLOVENT HFA  (FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE):  Fluticasone is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. It works by reducing swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. Controlling symptoms of asthma helps you maintain your normal activities and decreases time lost from work or school. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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