Q: Is this safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: There could be risk involved during pregnancy and the medication may be able to pass into the breast milk and be transmitted to the infant while nursing. Much of the risk is still not fully understood in all medical cases involving Flovent HFA inhaler during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, it is best to speak with your doctor in order to understand what risks are involved.
Q: What does HFA stand for?
A: HFA is the propellant for the inhaler and is short for Hydrofluoroalkane.
Q: I am already using an inhaler along with my Flovent HFA inhaler, do I use both?
A: Yes, but not at the same time. The Flovent HFA inhaler is meant for long term relief of asthmatic symptoms and does not provide immediate relief like other inhalers do. Use the Flovent HFA inhaler inhaler as instructed by your doctor. If you already have an inhaler, it should be used as a back up for immediate relief. In all other cases speak with your doctor on ways to manage multiple inhalers.
Q: Do I loose my immunity or vaccinations when I use the Flovent HFA inhaler inhaler?
A: You should not loose immunity or vaccination after using the Flovent HFA inhaler, but your body may have difficulty showing signs of infection during treatment with this medication. Therefore, it's important to practice good hygiene and avoid being around people with transmittable diseases while using the Flovent HFA inhaler. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist to learn more about how your immune system works during treatment with the Flovent HFA inhaler.