Flovent® HFA (fluticasone HFA) is a prescription drug commonly used to prevent asthma attacks. It comes in an environmentally safe, metered-dose inhaler and is typically used twice a day. Flovent inhl is an abbreviation of Flovent inhaler.
The medication is a type of inhaled steroid that works by going directly into the lungs to decrease the inflammation of airways that makes asthma attacks more likely. Because it does not work quickly, it should not be used for treating an asthma attack. Rather, the Flovent inhaler is used every day (twice a day) in order to prevent asthma attacks.
If you have tuberculosis, glaucoma or cataracts, eczema, or have never had chickenpox or the measles, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider before using Flovent. In order to help minimize the risk of drug interactions, you should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking.
(Click Flovent for more details on how Flovent HFA works, to find out exactly how to use the inhaler, and for a list of potential side effects of this medication.)