Flovent (generic name: fluticasone propionate; brand names include: Flohale / Flixotide) is a corticosteroid used for preventing or reducing the frequency and seriousness of bronchial asthma attacks in patients 4 years of age and older.
Flovent works by decreasing swelling and inflammation in the airways in response to allergens and irritants in the air. It works directly in the lungs to make breathing easier and prevents chest tightness, wheezing and coughing caused by asthma.
Flovent is supplied as 50 mcg metered dose inhalers (120 MDI).
Flovent has been proposed as a treatment for COVID-19 and anosmia (loss of smell).