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Is Fluticasone a Generic Flovent?
The answer is no. Fluticasone propionate is the active ingredient in Flovent (and several other medications) but is not a generic version of Flovent. What can be confusing is that, often, the active ingredient of any drug is referred to as its "generic name." But the generic name of a medicine is different from a generic version of it. In order for there to be a generic version of a medicine, the original medicine must have gone off patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Flovent HFA [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline;2007 January.
Flovent Diskus [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline;2006 November.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed February 9, 2012.
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