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Flovent Uses - Maxair and Weight Gain

This page contains links to eMedTV Asthma Articles containing information on subjects from Flovent Uses to Maxair and Weight Gain. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Flovent Uses
    Flovent is used to prevent asthma attacks. This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses Flovent uses, including possible "off-label" uses of the medication. This article also discusses using Flovent in children with asthma.
  • Flovent Warnings and Precautions
    Tuberculosis and herpes are among the conditions you should tell your doctor about before taking Flovent. This eMedTV article discusses other Flovent warnings and precautions, such as the safety of taking Flovent while nursing or pregnant.
  • Flowvent
    Flovent is an environmentally friendly inhaler used to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of the drug, as well as a link to more in-depth information. Flowvent is a common misspelling of Flovent.
  • Flunisolide Inhaler
    The flunisolide inhaler, which is available by prescription, is used for preventing asthma attacks. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of the inhaler, explains when and how to use it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Flunisolide Inhaler (Aerobid)
    This eMedTV Web page provides information on the flunisolide inhaler (Aerobid), an asthma drug that has been discontinued. This article explains why the inhaler is no longer being made and includes a link to learn more about this product.
  • Flunisolide Inhaler Dosing
    As this eMedTV article explains, the starting dosage of the flunisolide inhaler for adults and children over the age of 16 is two inhalations twice a day. This eMedTV article also discusses flunisolide inhaler dosing for children ages 6 to 15.
  • Formoterol
    Formoterol is a drug used to treat and prevent bronchospasms. This eMedTV page discusses other uses of the prescription medication (like preventing exercise-induced asthma attacks), as well as possible side effects and general dosing guidelines.
  • Formoterol Dosing
    The formoterol dosage to treat or prevent an asthma attack is one capsule inhaled twice daily. This eMedTV Web page also explains formoterol dosing guidelines for treating exercise-induced asthma and offers tips and precautions for using the drug.
  • Formoterol Fumarate (Foradil)
    Formoterol fumarate (Foradil) is a prescription medicine used to treat asthma and COPD. This eMedTV resource provides some basic drug information on this product, including side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Generic Advair
    There is currently no approved generic version of Advair for sale. As this eMedTV Web page explains, brand-name Advair is protected by exclusivity rights for the time being. This article discusses when a generic version could become available.
  • Generic Albuterol Inhaler
    There are currently no generic albuterol inhalers. As this eMedTV page explains, the older forms of albuterol inhalers were taken off the market after 2008 because they weren't environmentally friendly.
  • Generic Alvesco
    This portion of the eMedTV Web site states that there are currently no generic versions of Alvesco (ciclesonide inhaler) available in the United States. This article explains why and takes a closer look at when a generic version could become available.
  • Generic Asmanex
    As this eMedTV resource explains, the soonest that a generic Asmanex drug could become available is December 2012, when the first patent for Asmanex expires. This page also covers circumstances that could push this date past 2012 (such as lawsuits).
  • Generic Brethine
    Among the companies that make generic Brethine are Global Pharmaceuticals and Lannett Co. Inc. This page on the eMedTV site explains that because brand-name Brethine is no longer being made, generic Brethine is the only choice.
  • Generic Dulera
    No generic Dulera (mometasone/formoterol) products are currently available. This eMedTV page discusses when a generic product may become available and explains why mometasone/formoterol is the "generic name" of Dulera and not a generic version of it.
  • Generic Flovent
    A patent currently prevents any generic Flovent from being manufactured. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses when generic versions of Flovent may become available and the circumstances that could delay the availability of such products.
  • Generic Proair HFA
    As this eMedTV page explains, there is currently no approved generic Proair HFA for sale on the market. This page also explains why it is so difficult to determine when a generic version could become available.
  • Generic Proventil HFA
    It is unclear when a generic version of Proventil HFA will become available. This eMedTV article discusses the availability of generic traditional inhalers and programs in place to help those who cannot afford the new, more expensive inhalers.
  • Generic Pulmicort
    As this selection from the eMedTV archives explains, generic Pulmicort Respules are now available. It is not known when Pulmicort Flexhalers will become available in generic form. This article takes a look at why this is the case.
  • Generic Qvar
    There are currently no generic Qvar inhalers available on the market. This eMedTV resource explains when a generic version of Qvar is expected to become available and discusses the difference between a "generic name" of a drug and its generic version.
  • Generic Symbicort
    As this eMedTV article explains, Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) has many patents that have already expired, but no generic versions are available. This page takes a look at the possible reasons behind this and explains when the next patent expires.
  • Generic Ventolin
    A generic version of Ventolin won't be available until at least October 2015. This eMedTV article explains that if you can't afford brand-name Ventolin (or any of the other new inhalers), there are programs that may be able to help you pay for them.
  • Generic Vospire ER
    Generic Vospire ER is sold under the name Albuterol Sulfate ER tablets. This eMedTV segment lists the companies that manufacture Generic Vospire ER (DAVA Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Pharmaceuticals) and its available strengths (4 mg and 8 mg).
  • Generic Xolair
    Because Xolair is a "biologic" medication, there may never be a generic Xolair. This eMedTV page explains why generic biologics are not manufactured -- and warns against buying any of the fake and potentially dangerous drugs sold as "generic Xolair."
  • Generic Xopenex
    As this eMedTV segment explains, generic Xopenex (levalbuterol) is currently available. This article takes an in-depth look at who makes the generic versions and how they compare to brand-name Xopenex.
  • Generic Zyflo
    Generic Zyflo is not yet available on the market. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains why this could be, and includes details on when a generic version could become available. This article also looks at zileuton, the drug's active ingredient.
  • Generic Zyflo CR
    Although the drug's patents have expired, Zyflo CR (zileuton CR) is still not available in generic form. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at this topic and talks about how zileuton compares to Zyflo CR.
  • Information About Asthma
    This eMedTV resource provides some basic information about asthma, a condition characterized by wheezing and difficulty breathing. This segment also addresses the typical components of a person's treatment and links to a more detailed article.
  • Information on Albuterol Tablets
    Are you looking for information on albuterol tablets? This eMedTV Web selection gives a basic overview of this oral medication, listing the available strengths and going over some of the things to discuss with your doctor before starting treatment.
  • Is Pycnogenol Safe?
    Many people may wonder, "Is Pycnogenol safe?" This part of the eMedTV archives addresses this question and takes an in-depth look at several Pycnogenol safety concerns. This article also explains who should not use this dietary supplement.
  • Levalbuterol HFA
    Levalbuterol HFA is a prescription inhaler that is used to treat airway spasms caused by asthma or COPD. This eMedTV segment further discusses the drug's uses, explains how the inhaler works, and describes possible side effects that may occur.
  • Levalbuterol HFA (Xopenex HFA)
    This page of the eMedTV library presents a brief overview of levalbuterol HFA, sold under the brand name Xopenex HFA. It discusses how this medicine works, conditions it can treat, possible side effects, and what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Levalbuterol HFA Dosing
    The recommended levalbuterol HFA dosing for treating an asthma attack is two sprays. This part of the eMedTV archives offers other levalbuterol HFA dosage information and explains when and how to use the inhaler.
  • Living With Asthma
    People living with asthma should work with their doctor to design an asthma action plan, avoid asthma triggers, and take medication as needed. This eMedTV article offers advice about how to make living with asthma more manageable.
  • Maxair
    Maxair is commonly prescribed to prevent or treat bronchospasms in people with asthma or COPD. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this medication, including approved uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
  • Maxair and Breastfeeding
    No studies have been done on whether Maxair passes through breast milk. This eMedTV page explains that because of the serious side effects that could potentially occur in the nursing baby, you should talk to your doctor about Maxair and breastfeeding.
  • Maxair and Depression
    Depression is a side effect that may potentially occur with the use of Maxair. This eMedTV page discusses Maxair and depression in more detail and explains what you should do if you develop any depression symptoms while taking the drug.
  • Maxair and Hair Loss
    In previous clinical studies, hair loss was reported in less than 1 percent of people who took Maxair. This eMedTV article explains that if you're taking Maxair and hair loss occurs, you should talk with your healthcare provider.
  • Maxair and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article explains that if you're taking Maxair and pregnancy occurs, you should let your healthcare provider know. Maxair, which has been classified as a pregnancy Category C medicine, may not be safe for women who are pregnant.
  • Maxair and Weight Gain
    Weight gain appears to be a rare side effect of Maxair. This section of the eMedTV archives explains that if you're taking Maxair and weight gain becomes a problem, you should let your healthcare provider know.
  • Maxair Asthma Medicine
    Maxair is a prescription drug used to prevent or treat airway spasms. As this eMedTV resource explains, Maxair is not only an asthma medicine, as airway spasms can also occur in people with COPD. This medication comes in a special inhaler.
  • Maxair Autohaler
    The Maxair Autohaler is a prescription drug used to prevent or treat airway spasms. This eMedTV segment explains how the inhaler works, describes the effects of this drug, and lists conditions you should tell your doctor about before treatment begins.
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