Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Chicago far NWS
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Our DS1 was on daily Pulmicort, and then later switched to Flovent, until we got rid of all dairy for other reasons (sensory) and were surprised that both his reflux and RAD went away and he didn't need them anymore. (He has turned out to have a severe dairy allergy we hadn't known about.)
However, when he needed it, he had two Pulmicort treatments per day. When I asked to try the spacer/chamber with Flovent for a trip out of town because I didn't want to have to take the nebulizer, he was about 19 months old, and he did really well with the spacer and it was so much faster than the nebulizer ! So then he was getting Flovent twice per day.
Our doctor at that time said that Pulmicort and Flovent were very similar drugs, and he had no problem switching from one to the other. We didn't notice his symptoms being any worse when we switched to Flovent so it seemed to work the same for him. We did use it regularly twice a day though, until we noticed his sudden improvement and tapered off using it at all. Before then, whenever we tried to use it less than twice a day, he would get congested and sick.
I used to have an asthma diagnosis myself, and I would use Flovent just in the winter months. I was supposed to use it daily all winter though as a preventive measure, not just when I was having symptoms. When I was having symptoms I was supposed to add albuterol.
DS1 March 2003DS2 Sept 2005,
and 3 , in our happy secular