Generic Name: FLUTICASONE HFA INHALER - ORAL Pronounced: (floo-TIK-a-sone) Flovent HFA Inhl Uses
Fluticasone is used to control and prevent symptoms (such
as wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. It works by reducing
swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier.
Controlling symptoms of asthma helps you maintain your normal activities and
decreases time lost from work or school. Fluticasone belongs to a class of
drugs known as corticosteroids.
This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It
does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma
attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as
albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as
How To Use Flovent HFA Inhl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this
product before you start using fluticasone and each time you get a refill. Read
Dara Torres has asthma, just like her father , says a story in the New York Times. But for years, she had been training and competing with coughing and difficulty breathing. When she finally started taking asthma medicine, "she realized how much, and how needlessly, she had been suffering."
But her newly found breathing capacity came with suspicions that her asthma was a sham and she was using the illness as an excuse to use bronchodilators -- the asthma medicines that relax the airways and improve breathing -- as a performance enhancer. And if she could use the albuterol inhaler, why couldn't everyone?
In this entry, I would like to give a perspective on the use of asthma medications by professional athletes. While most attention is given to the use of anabolic steroids to build strength, there has also been some attention to the use of asthma medications, especially albuterol and other quick-relief medications, in competitive athletes.
Competition with a chronic ...
The phrase "reactive airways dysfunction syndrome" (RADS) denotes the development of a persistent asthma -like condition with airway hyper-responsiveness developing in a previously healthy asymptomatic individual within 24 hours of a single exposure to concentrated respiratory irritants. Not all experts are certain that RADS and a close counterpart, irritant-induced asthma (IIA), are real clinical entities. Recently, a state-of-the-art review concluded with some reservation that airway-hyper-responsiveness may be acquired as a result of non-immunogenic irritant exposures. Yet no published article on RADS or IIA has provided measurements of airway responsiveness obtained before an incriminated exposure incident, and none has quantified the intensity of the exposures. Taken in its entirety, the current scientific evidence supports the conclusion that RAD and IIA are valid clinical disorders. Respiratory irritants can lead to asthma and rhinitis through interaction with chemical ir...
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