Potentially Dangerous or Rare Problems With Flovent
There are a number of possible side effects with Flovent that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Agitation, aggression, anxiety, or restlessness
- Depression (see Flovent and Depression)
- A worsening of asthma
- Frequent or severe infections of any type
- Unexplained weight gain (see Flovent and Weight Gain)
- High blood sugar
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.
Some side effects occur in 1 percent to 5 percent of people taking Flovent. Because they are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether these problems are actually caused by Flovent or other factors.
Some of these less common side effects of Flovent include but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory inflammation
- Digestive discomfort and pain
- Viral infections of the digestive system (sometimes known as the "stomach flu")
- An irritated or runny nose
- Decreased salivation
- Weight gain (see Flovent and Weight Gain)
- Muscle or bone pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Urinary tract infections (bladder infections or UTIs).
You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Flovent.
You should also let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right" during treatment. While it may not be a Flovent side effect, your healthcare provider should be able to diagnose and treat the problem.