Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Fluticasone inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. Fluticasone inhalation will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Flovent HFA and Flovent Diskus are sometimes used together with an oral (taken by mouth) steroid medicine. Flovent brands of fluticasone inhalation are for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. The Arnuity Ellipta brand is for adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Fluticasone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Arnuity Ellipta is a corticosteroid. The drug functions by preventing the release of substances in the body that are known to cause inflammation. Arnuity Ellipta is used in treating asthma patients and to prevent asthma attacks. It is important to note that this drug cannot treat an asthma attack that has already begun. It is also important that patients inform their physicians if they have been sick or have had an infection of any kind since the patient may not be able to use Arnuity Ellipta until they are well.