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Generic name: Fluticasone Disk Inhaler - Oral
Brand name(s): Flovent Rotadisk
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 prescribed.
Preventing or reducing the frequency and seriousness of asthma attacks. Flovent HFA aerosol inhaler will NOT help to stop an asthma attack once one starts. Flovent HFA aerosol inhaler is a corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammation in the airway.