FloVent

Posted on: Fri, 12/10/2004 - 10:13am
Lindajo's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

I just had a Rx filled for myself for FloVent inhaler. On the accompanying information it says:

"Before taking this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to peanuts, soybean or soya lecithin, or if you have any other allergies."

Just wanted to let y'all know about this as I know many of you or your kids may have asthma as well as PA, in case your doc prescribes this.

Posted on: Fri, 12/10/2004 - 12:23pm
Dennis's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

I am a respiratory therapist and also have a 4 yr old boy with a peanut allergy.I did not know that this was on flovent. This warning has been on Atovent for a long time, also Combivent. Although I have never heard of anyone reacting to this it is good to be aware of. Many patients with a nut allergy also have other allergies and possibly asthma. Since Flovent is the most common anti-inflammotory inhaler it is interesting to see this warning on this. Since the potential allergen might be the propellant or a stabalizing agent you could ask your doctor to consider a discus or turbuhaler which the pt inhales a powder. I belive flovent is available in this form.

Posted on: Sat, 12/11/2004 - 5:16am
NutsBugMe's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/25/2003 - 09:00

Thank you for the info Lindajo!
Terri in the USA

Posted on: Sun, 12/12/2004 - 12:40am
tcperrine's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/01/2002 - 09:00

My daughter is on Flovent. I contacted Walgreens and the pharmacist really took his time and could not come up with this warning. It is not on the Flovent website either. I am going to contact Glaxo and see what they say.
Linda - was the paper that this statement was printed on the package insert? Or info printed out from the pharmacy? Also, what type of Flovent? 44mcg, 110 mcg, inhaler, diskus, etc. I think you said inhaler, but I thought I'd check.
Thanks!
Carolyn

Posted on: Sun, 12/12/2004 - 3:34am
TRexFamily's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/30/2004 - 09:00

I picked up my DD's prescription for Flovent (44 mcg inhalation aerosol) on 19 Nov 04, and it contained the same warning on the printout from the pharmacy.
The pediatrician told me it's because of cross reactivity issues with soy and peanuts.
My DD is soy allergic (mild allergy), but I'm still worried about using it because of the soy lecithin. DD was on it from last December thru August with no problems.
Anne

Posted on: Sun, 12/12/2004 - 8:33am
Sandy's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/27/2002 - 09:00

I have been taking flovent for 10 yrs. I took it every day for 4yrs. Just occassionally now when I am sick. I too did not know of this warning. I only heard the warning on Atovent. Now I must really check into this one tomorrow.

Posted on: Sun, 12/12/2004 - 8:57am
cathlina's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

Below is a description of the ingredients in Flovent that I copied from [url="http://www.rxlist.com"]www.rxlist.com[/url]
Note that the drug has soya lechitin in it and this may be where there is a warning.
I am allergic to peanuts and do not take any inhalers with soya lechitin in it.
The active component of FLOVENT 44 mcg Inhalation Aerosol, FLOVENT 110 mcg Inhalation Aerosol, and FLOVENT 220 mcg Inhalation Aerosol is fluticasone propionate, a glucocorticoid having the chemical name S-(fluoromethyl)6a,9-difluoro-11

Posted on: Sun, 12/12/2004 - 11:25pm
Sandy's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/27/2002 - 09:00

I just spoke to Glaxo (maker of flovent).
It does NOT contain nuts. It used to contain soya lecithin 2-3 years ago. But now that they changed from a CFC (harmful to the invironment) to an HSA it is legume free.
WARNING: She did say that "Serevent" and "Advare" DOES have soya lecithin.
This is for Canada. I am not sure if it applies for the USA.
[This message has been edited by Sandy (edited December 13, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 12/13/2004 - 2:22am
DebO's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Hi
Thanks for re-confirming this. We went through this discussion before with the Atrovent, which also has been changed to the non-cfc propellant and no longer contains soya.
It is possible that the Advair inhaler contains soya lecithin. It is important to specify, as the Advair Diskus actually contains lactose and therefore is contra-indicated for a milk allergy but does NOT contain soya.
The specialists here at CHEO always prefer the diskus for children as clinical trials have demonstrated that it is much easier for children to take correctly.
deb
[This message has been edited by DebO (edited December 13, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 12/13/2004 - 4:23am
tcperrine's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/01/2002 - 09:00

OK, OK, so maybe Flovent has soya or not. I am still working on fact-finding regarding such, but based on other posts - it probably does not.
That being said, I wanted to share with everyone how incredibly proactive and informative the customer service at Glaxo is (dripping with sarcasm here).
Here is their response to my inquiry. Below it is my (sarcastic) response to the rep. I am weary of trying to be nice.
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 12:56 PM
Subject: Reply from GlaxoSmithKline
Dear Carolyn XXXXXXX:
Thank you for contacting GlaxoSmithKline about FLOVENT

Posted on: Sun, 12/19/2004 - 10:12am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Tauhatola Tue, 07/14/2020 - 4:28pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by Theschaeffers Mon, 07/13/2020 - 10:53am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:17pm
Comments: 173
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:08pm
Comments: 714
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 1:51pm
Comments: 483
Latest Post by doggydude (not verified) Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:06am
Comments: 9
Latest Post by doggydude (not verified) Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:00am
Comments: 14
Latest Post by SmilinMo Tue, 06/09/2020 - 11:29am
Comments: 7
Latest Post by MoRich Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:06am
Comments: 6

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

There are more "peanut-free" products than ever on the supermarket shelves. This means more choices than ever for peanut-allergic shoppers and...

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

How Do You Determine If A Food Is Safe For A Peanut Allergic Person?

The answer varies. “Peanut-free” means different things to different...

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a New Drug Application for an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) designed for use with...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Soymilk is one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. As well as being rich in fiber, soy is a great source of protein and contains all...

My mom was at a lakeside restaurant enjoying fish and chips when her mouth began tingling. The next day at a family gathering, we had grilled...

Peanuts and peanut oil are cheap and easy additives to food and other commercial goods. It is surprising (and alarming if you have a...

Vegetable oil is healthy before it is hydrogenated and a process that requires adding hydrogen to unsaturated fats. Oils that are often...

Although it's true that peanuts are in many snack items, there are several snacks that do not contain peanuts. Anyone who has a peanut...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

Families who have food allergies are familiar with reading food labels and of being aware of everything that they or their allergic child eats....

If a parent is alert and observing their toddler when peanuts are first introduced, the chance of the child receiving help if she has a reaction...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...

Dealing with food allergies can be difficult, especially if you're not sure what's 'safe' to buy. This is especially true for those with severe...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...