Fluticasone (Flovent) Inhaler
This item requires prescription approval.
Prescription medications are currently limited to CA residents. More states coming soon!!
- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Fluticasone (floo-ti-ka-sone) Inhalation, otherwise known as Flovent, is an inhaled steroid used to treat asthma in cats, chronic cough in dogs, and for recurrent airway obstruction (RAO, heaves) and inflammatory airway disease in horses
- Can be used in cats, dogs and horses
- Decreases swelling and inflammation of the airways to improve breathing
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
This drug should not be used in patients that are allergic to it, that are having acute bronchospasm (eg, active wheezing or shortness of breath; status asthmaticus).
If your animal matches either of these conditions, talk to your veterinarian about the risks versus the benefits
Potential worsening of infections (e.g., existing tuberculosis; fungal, bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections; ocular herpes simplex). Use with caution in patients with these infections.
Risk of impaired adrenal function when transferring from systemic
corticosteroids. Taper patients slowly from systemic corticosteroids if
transferring to FLOVENT HFA
Hypercorticism and adrenal suppression may occur with very high
dosages or at the regular dosage in susceptible individuals. If such
changes occur, discontinue FLOVENT HFA slowly.
Food and Drug Interactions
Other drugs can interact with this medication, so be sure to tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what medications (including vitamins, supplements, or herbal therapies) you give your animal
There are no specific precautions required when handling this medication unless you are allergic to it.Wash your hands after handling any medication.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects include sore throat (uncommon). If this sign is severe, worsens or continues to be a problem, contact your veterinarian.
Although unlikely, long-term, high doses of this drug could cause “Cushingoid” effects. If you see greater thirst and need to urinate, increased appetite, weight gain, pot belly, skin or coat changes, hair loss, or weakness, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
The aerosol for inhalation should be stored between 36°F to 86°F (2°C to 30°C); protect from freezing and direct sunlight. Store canister with the mouthpiece down.