Understanding the Risks With Flovent
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Flovent. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
- Throat irritation
- Sinus infections.
(Click Flovent Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
Flovent can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Flovent Drug Interactions for more information).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Eczema (or atopic dermatitis)
- Tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections
- Glaucoma or cataracts
- Any allergies, including allergies to food (especially milk), dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Flovent and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Flovent and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Flovent Warnings and Precautions for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)