fluticasone oral disk - inhalation, Flovent Rotadisk (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet which contains instructions for proper use of this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.Inhale this medication by mouth usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.It is important to inhale each dose deeply since this will determine how much of the drug gets into your lungs. Do not breathe out (exhale) into the inhaler device.If two inhalations are prescribed, wait at least one minute between them. If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait several minutes between the use of each medication, and use this drug (the corticosteroid) last.To prevent dry mouth, hoarseness and oral yeast infections from developing, gargle and rinse your mouth after each use. Do not swallow the rinse solution.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. This medication works best if used consistently at even intervals. Remember to use it at the same times each day. Do not increase your dose, use this more frequently or stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor.Learn which of your inhalers you should use every day and which you should use if your breathing suddenly worsens. Ask your doctor what to do if you have worsening cough or shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, or worsening peak flow meter readings. Learn when you can self-medicate and when you should get medical help right away.It may take up to 2 weeks or longer before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dry or irritated throat, stuffy or runny nose, hoarseness, coughing, or diarrhea may occur as your body adjusts to this drug. A bad taste in the mouth may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: white patches in your mouth or on your tongue, persistent coughing, increased wheezing/trouble breathing.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: vision changes, increased thirst or urination, unusual or persistent headaches, chest pain or discomfort, numbness/tingling of the hands/feet, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, agitation).A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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