Generic Name: fluticasone inhalation (floo TIK a zone)Brand Names: Armon Air Respi Click 113, Arnuity Ellipta, Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD. Flovent is sometimes used together with steroid medicine taken by mouth. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. This medicine will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun. This medicine is for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. Flovent is not a rescue medicine for asthma attacks. Seek medical attention if your breathing problems get worse quickly, or if you think your asthma medications are not working as well. You should not use the Flovent inhalation powder if you are allergic to milk proteins. You should not use Flovent if you are allergic to fluticasone. Being a parent is a job with lots of ups and downs, as any mum or dad will tell you. As parents, we have enormous responsibility and often have to weigh the short-term and long-term implications of the decisions that we make. A parent on the team recently has been put to that test with her experience with her child. This week’s blog post features some of her questions to a doctor, about the care of her son’s asthma. Her first concern was about treatments that would resolve his immediate issues with asthma, but she was also worried about whether those treatments will affect his growth. Friendly, I’m wondering if you could provide some insight into my son’s condition. I first took him to see our family doctor, as his wheezing was getting worse – we thought he had a cold. I had stayed up with him most of the night, sleeping in his room and monitoring his breathing. He wasn’t looking much better in the morning and by the time we got to the family doctor’s office, his oxygen saturation was at 90%.
Two of these, inhaled steroids and inhaled long acting bronchodilators, which are typically used in combination products (Advair, Air Duo, Dulera, and Symbicort), are commonly used every day to prevent asthma symptoms and asthma attacks. Asthma is one of those conditions that should be a lot easier to control than it usually is. Although many preventative medications are available, they typically have to be used every day and the medications have to be given with a nebulizer (takes time) or an inhaler (requires good technique). Fortunately, younger kids who can’t yet learn to use an inhaler can get around this by using their inhaler with a spacer or a spacer with a mask. How do spacers work with your child’s asthma inhaler? The medicine from the inhaler goes in the spacer and then the child can just breath it in, not having to coordinate, or time when they breath, with when the medicine actually comes out of the inhaler. More and more drug companies are switching to dry powder inhalers. These are great for older kids, who can easily master the necessary technique – a quick, deep breath. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Fluticasone inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. This medicine will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Fluticasone inhalation is sometimes used together with steroid medicine taken by mouth. Flovent brands of fluticasone inhalation are for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. The Arnuity Ellipta and Armon Air brands are for adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Fluticasone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Appendix C Asthma Medication Table for Children and Youth Aged ≤18 Years. Note see. children 6y. 1 – 2 puffs up to. Flovent Diskus DPI. 60 doses. Steroid Side Effects in Kids. My son has been on steroids for asthma since he was 18 months old. He has been on Flovent since March 2006, one puff twice a day, 110 mg. He turned three on June 9, 2006.