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Like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from asthma and bronchitis. The symptoms are similar too – wheezing, coughing, and restricted breathing. Prescription Flovent HFA is an inhaled steroid that decreases swelling and irritation of the airways and can help your pet breathe easier.
Flovent HFA (fluticasone) is an inhaled aerosol steroid that is proven effective in humans, as well as cats and dogs suffering from chronic asthma or bronchitis. Your veterinarian can choose from three different strengths of Flovent for your pet. A built-in dose counter on the canister makes it easy to track the number of doses left. Using special feline and canine aerosol masks (sold separately) helps ensure that your pet receives the full dose of Flovent.
Veterinarians prescribe Flovent HFA for dogs and cats that are suffering from bronchitis, sinusitis, and, particularly, asthma. This inhaled medication helps reduce swelling and irritation in the airways of the lung so your dog or cat can breathe. The active ingredient in Flovent HFA, fluticasone, is a corticosteroid that’s proven to reduce inflammation, a major cause of constricted, difficult breathing.
Flovent HFA is a medication designed for ongoing use to control chronic conditions such as asthma and to prevent symptoms including wheezing, restricted breathing, and coughing. It is not a quick-relief inhaler and should not be used to treat sudden asthma attacks. Flovent HFA takes up to 10 days to reach full effect so you must administer it to your pet regularly for your pet to benefit from the medication.
Flovent has a relatively low incidence of side effects but it may cause some throat irritation, tiredness, and dizziness. If you observe any of these in your pet, contact your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian about how Flovent HFA should be used to control your pet’s particular condition.
The Flovent HFA canister contains a built-in dose counter so you can track the doses you administer to your pet. The propellant in Flovent HFA, hydrofluoroalkane (HFA), does not affect the ozone layer.
Administering Flovent HFA is easier and more effective when you use an aerosol mask designed specifically for cats and dogs. These masks, which are sold separately, are designed to fit snuggly around the muzzle so your pet receives a full dose of the medication. The AeroKat and AeroDawg aerosol chambers are designed to work with inhalers including the Flovent HFA inhaler. Both come with masks of different sizes so you can ensure the correct fit for your pet.
NOTE: Trudell Medical International and VetRxDirect do not endorse this protocol.
It is provided as guidance for discussion with your veterinarian.
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You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Flovent HFA Aerosol, Metered's indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.
This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Flovent Inhalers to your pet.
Flovent's Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Flovent Metered Inhalers.
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