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Old 11-03-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

My doctor put me on FloVent this past Friday. I take two puffs of the 250 mcg strength twice a day.

I know it's a controller corticosteroid so it works slowly, and could take between one and six weeks to reach its max, but out of curiosity, how long did it take to work for you?

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:27 AM   #2
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

i think it was a couple of weeks before I noticed a dramatic difference.

 
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

I noticed a difference with 7 days of starting flovent.

 
Old 11-06-2008, 03:47 AM   #4
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

What does this do? My doctor prescribed albuterol as needed and Flo Vent ($350 for one filling of the Rx!!!) but when I researched inhaled corticosteroids, I opted not to ever use it.

What would it have done for me? You all say you felt a difference. How? What feels different on a daily basis? Do you just NOT get athsma attacks, or does your breathing improve?

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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

JustJen-

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Do you just NOT get asthma attacks, or does your breathing improve?
Both. The Flovent helps minimize the inflammation in my lungs so my breathing is better throughout the day (no wheezing) and the number of asthma attacks I have has declined to almost zero.

By the way, that price you shared is crazy - did you check any of the online pharmacies?

 
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

No I didn't, I have full prescription coverage with only a $1-2 copay with my state medical insurance, so while I didn't pay that price, I do get my receipts which show what my insurance was charged - this says "Flo Vent HFA 220 mcg" and my doseage says "Inhale two puffs twice daily", so I'm pretty sure it's the same thing this thread is about. I definitely remember the cost being that much. This says it expired in January of 2008, but I'll hang onto it. Surely it's still fine. Maybe I'll even open the package someday and try it out!

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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

If you have asthma, you should be on a daily preventer, which Flovent is. Other than the pill Singulair, all asthma preventers are inhaled corticosteroids. Albuterol or Xoponex would be a rescue inhaler for when you have an attack.

 
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

Thanks very much for your help.

I tried singulair but it gave me a bad sore throat on a pretty constant basis and other than that I didn't notice any effect. Maybe that's why he prescribed this. Much appreciated!

 
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

If it's expired, talk to your doctor/pharmacist before using it.

I've started noticing a slight difference with FloVent--it nearly 7:30 and I haven't used my Ventolin today Yay!
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

That's the general idea!

 
Old 11-08-2008, 10:26 PM   #11
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

another ventolin free day, wow!
i'm getting pretty pumped about this.
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

That's what the preventer meds to. Don't ever quit taking it. You'll be right back where you were. You are getting your asthma under control and that's where oyu want to be.

 
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

For sure

I know, I've heard of people stopping their controllers, and I think it's crazy.
I spent three months before I got a 'possible' diagnosis of asthma having trouble breathing without any rescue meds, and then six months after that on a reliever alone--to be feeling better and not needing the rescue inhaler is so good.
I definitely won't stop the FloVent.

I'm feeling super good -- its almost ten pm, and it's my third day without using the rescue inhaler!

I haven't done any exercise since I've been feeling better. I still need to use the Ventolin beforehand, even though I'm feeling better, right? [My doctor said to]
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

Right. I do 2 puffs 20 minutes before jogging. Works like a charm.

 
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Re: FloVent -- How long did it take before you felt a difference?

awesome. thanks
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