Flixotide Evohaler Frequently Asked Questions
What is Flixotide Evohaler used for?
Flixotide Evohaler is used as a preventive or maintenance treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It helps reduce inflammation in the airways, making it easier for individuals with these conditions to breathe and reducing the frequency of asthma attacks or COPD exacerbations.
How do I use the Flixotide Evohaler?
Flixotide Evohaler is an inhalation medication. You should follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider or as outlined in the product's patient information leaflet. Generally, you will need to shake the inhaler, breathe out fully, place the mouthpiece in your mouth, and then breathe in deeply while pressing down on the canister to release the medication. Hold your breath for a few seconds before exhaling.
How often should I use Flixotide Evohaler?
The dosing frequency will depend on your individual condition and severity. Typically, it is used once or twice a day. It is essential to use the medication regularly, even if you feel better, as it is a maintenance treatment to control inflammation.
Can I use Flixotide Evohaler during an acute asthma attack or COPD exacerbation?
No, Flixotide Evohaler is not a rescue inhaler for immediate relief during acute attacks. It is a preventive medication. If you experience a sudden worsening of symptoms or an asthma attack, you should use your rescue inhaler (e.g., albuterol) as prescribed by your doctor.
Are there any side effects of Flixotide Evohaler?
Like any medication, Flixotide Evohaler may cause side effects. Common side effects may include throat irritation, hoarseness, cough, and fungal infections in the mouth or throat. Serious side effects are rare but may include allergic reactions or systemic effects associated with corticosteroids. Consult your doctor if you experience any concerning side effects.
Can anyone use Flixotide Evohaler?
Flixotide Evohaler may not be suitable for everyone, and there may be contraindications or precautions to consider. Inform your healthcare provider about any medical conditions, medications, or allergies you have before starting Flixotide Evohaler.