Asthma | Active ingredient(s): Fluticasone propionate | Manufacturer: Various
The Evohaler and Accuhaler contain the same ingredients. The Evohaler delivers an aerosol, whereas the Accuhaler delivers a dry powder.
Fluticasone propionate is the active ingredient found in the Accuhaler as well as the Evohaler. This compound is known as a corticosteroid and therefore specifically works to reduce inflammation of the bronchi. It does this by preventing the release of chemicals by the immune system that causes swelling. If swelling of the bronchi is reduced, then airways are much less prone to be sensitive to asthma triggers, but patients also experience an improvement in their overall comfort level.
If you have been diagnosed with asthma and you experience the need to use your reliever inhaler more than twice a week or you wake up at night experiencing breathing problems, then this may be recommended to you. However, there are certain restrictions and precautions that you should be aware of.
You may not be able to use either of these types of inhalers if you are allergic to the ingredients, particularly fluticasone propionate.
It's important that you only place an order with us this treatment if you've been recommended it by your regular doctor. However, even if you are currently using any of the Flixotide products, we still require you to complete a consultation form. This is so that our doctor can fully assess your medical history to make sure it is completely safe for you.
The inhalers are available in different doses, but which inhaler and dosage you should use will depend on your personal preferences and current health:
Flixotide Evohaler (50mcg, 125mcg, 250mcg)
This is an aerosol inhaler, so in order to use it a canister should be pressed down and it the active ingredient is breathed in with the aid of the mouthpiece. This can be difficult for some patients to do, but is a better option than the Accuhaler if you are sensitive to lactose.
Flixotide Accuhaler (50mcg, 100mcg, 250mcg)
The Accuhaler is a good alternative to the Evohaler if you find it difficult to use. The dose is activated before it's inhaled, so it's essentially two separate actions with the minimum coordination required. However, it delivers the active ingredient in a lactose powder form, which can make it unsuitable for some patients to use, although a good option for patients who are allergic to norflurane, which is in the pressurised version of Flixotide.
Providing you aren't allergic to any of the active ingredients, these inhalers are unlikely to cause side effects. The most common effects are oral thrush or a sore throat, which is often associated with the use of oral steroids. Luckily, these can be avoided by ensuring that you rinse your mouth out after every use. However, if you experience anything more serious or bothersome than the effects mentioned above, you should seek immediate medical help. For more on Asthma see our Asthma information page where you can find out the causes and symptoms.
121doc provides patients with a safe way to buy their inhalers online. However, we ask all our patients to complete a confidential online consultation as part of the ordering process. This is just so that we can ensure that you are able to use this medication safely. The consultation is free and won't take more than a few minutes. After completion it will be checked by our doctor who will issue a prescription if it's safe for you to use the treatment. This prescription will then be passed to our pharmacy, from where it will be shipped directly to you for next day delivery. Find a range of medications on our asthma treatment page if you need an alternative asthma medications.
Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.
All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.
|Overview||Preventative inhaler||Preventative inhaler||Preventative inhaler|
|Type of treatment|
|Type of treatment||Corticosteroid||Corticosteroid||Corticosteroid|
|Type of inhaler|
|Type of inhaler||Turbohaler||Aerosol, Autohaler, and Easi-Breathe||Aerosol (MDI)|
|Features||Reduces inflammation||Reduces inflammation||Reduces inflammation|
|How to take|
|How to take||Take daily as prescribed||Take daily as prescribed||Take daily as prescribed|
|Pricing starts at|
|Pricing starts at||£38.99||£31.99||£25.99|
|View treatment||View treatment||View treatment|
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