Fluticasone HFA (Flovent)

A prescription asthma medication, the fluticasone inhaler (Flovent®) comes in two forms: an "HFA" inhaler and a "Diskus®" inhaler. "HFA" stands for hydrofluoroalkane -- this is the propellant used in fluticasone inhalers. Because the fluticasone HFA inhaler uses hydrofluoroalkane, it is considered an environmentally friendly inhaler. In fact, this product has replaced the old fluticasone inhaler, which contained substances that may deplete the ozone layer.
 
The fluticasone HFA inhaler belongs to a class of asthma medications known as inhaled corticosteroids. This product can help prevent asthma attacks when used twice daily. However, it should not be used to treat an asthma attack, since the fluticasone inhaler does not act fast enough to be effective in such situations.
 
(To learn more about both the HFA and Diskus versions of this drug, click Fluticasone Inhaler.)
 

Fluticasone HFA (Flovent)

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