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What should I know about Flovent Diskus before using it?

You should not use Flovent Diskus while you are having an asthma attack or if you are allergic to its ingredients. The safety and effectiveness of Flovent Diskus in children younger than four years of age has not been established. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should discuss the risks and benefits of Flovent Diskus with their doctor. Children and teenagers who use Flovent Diskus may be at risk for development problems.

If you are switching to Flovent Diskus from another asthma medication, you might experience side effects until your body adjusts. Talk to your doctor if you are also using medicines that affect your liver. If you have diabetes, ask your doctor if you need to adjust your insulin or medication levels, because Flovent Diskus can increase blood sugar. You should also talk to your doctor about any conditions or procedures you have or have had in the past, especially recent vaccinations, tuberculosis or a positive tuberculosis skin test, any kind of infection, glaucoma, cataracts, herpes affecting your eye, chicken pox, shingles,  the measles or allergies.

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