Fluticasone (Flovent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Flovent?

Fluticasone

What is the Trade Name for Fluticasone?

Flovent

What are the Indications of Fluticasone (Flovent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

prophylactic asthma treatment

What are the Actions of Fluticasone (Flovent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

locally acting anti-inflammatory

What is the Therapeutic Class of Fluticasone (Flovent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiasthmatics, anti-inflammatory (steroid)

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Fluticasone (Flovent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Coticosteroids, Inhalation

What are the Nursing Considerations of Fluticasone (Flovent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • use cautiously with untreated infections and suppressed immune function
  • may cause headache, insomnia, bronchospasm, nasal congestion, adrenal suppression
  • monitor patient’s respiratory status
  • may lead to decreased bone density
  • instruct patients using corticosteroids and bronchodilators that they need to use
    bronchodilators first.
  • instruct patient to stop smoking

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