Filling your lungs with the breath that’s essential for life is something that’s so easy for most of us that we hardly even think about it. However, for those people who have asthma there are times when drawing breath is the furthest thing from easy. Asthmatics certainly have it tough in this way, and those of us who never have trouble breathing normally certainly shouldn’t take it for granted.

As unfortunate as asthma is, it’s good that people who suffer from it do have reliable ways to find relief from asthma attacks. That relief comes from asthma inhalers, and it’s helpful to understand that there are 2 different types of these inhalers. There are rescue inhalers (aka fast-acting inhalers), and there are maintenance inhalers (aka long-acting inhalers). The Flovent inhaler is one of the more popular asthma maintenance inhalers.

This means that a Flovent inhaler is to be used on an ongoing basis for people with asthma, and they should be taking their Flovent inhaler dosage as scheduled (meaning as indicated in the prescription) and not in response to an asthma attack that’s already underway. That is when you would use a rescue inhaler. One thing that will be the same for each person is that the Flovent inhaler is best used at evenly spaced intervals.