GlaxoSmithKline

Flovent® HFA

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Description

A Chemical on the Prop 65 List

Product

Flovent® HFA

Product Information

Flovent® HFA is an inhaled corticosteroid used to prevent bronchial asthma attacks.

For

Dogs, Cats, and Horses

Generic Name

Fluticasone propionate

Brand Names

Flovent® HFA

Drug Class

Glucocorticoid, Inhaled

Manufacturer

GlaxoSmithKline, LLC

Product Description & Form

Flovent® HFA 110 mcg, 12 gm: Inhalation aerosol. (NDC 00173-0719-20)

Benefits

  • Used to treat asthma in cats, inflammatory airway disease in horses, and chronic tracheobronchial disease in dogs
  • Works by reducing inflammatory reactions in the airways in response to allergens and irritants in the air
  • Each inhaler contains 120 metered inhalations

Active Ingredients

Fluticasone propionate

Inactive Ingredients

Norflurane

Usage

Shake well before use. Flovent® HFA should be administered orally as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop giving the medication unless advised by your veterinarian. A spacer device (AeroDawg® or AeroKat®) is recommended for optimum use.

Missed Doses

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.

Side Effects

Side effects may include possible pharyngitis and upper respiratory infections. If these effects continue and become troublesome, contact your veterinarian.

Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian

Drug & Food Interactions

The following lists examples of medicines that can potentially interact with Flovent®: ketoconazole. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. 

Cautions

This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.

Avoid using during acute bronchospasm.

Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.

Adverse Reactions

If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.

Storage

Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted between 59° to 86°F. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

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