GlaxoSmithKline Flovent for Cats Dogs and Horses
Flovent is an inhaled corticosteroid used to prevent bronchial asthma attacks. It works by reducing inflammatory reactions in the airways in response to allergens and irritants in the air. Each actuation of the inhaler delivers 110 mcg fluticasone, one inhaler is approximately a 60 day supply for cats.
Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Used to treat asthma in cats, inflammatory airway disease in horses, and chronic tracheobronchial disease in dogs.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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
Flovent should be administered orally as directed by your veterinarian. Shake well before use. Do not stop giving the medication unless advised by your veterinarian.
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