DISCONTINUED MEDICATION ALERT: all Flovent brand named products have been discontinued as of December 31, 2023

General Update

Flovent HFA and Flovent Diskus are inhaled corticosteroid medicines used as a controller medicine to treat asthma. Flovent HFA is also used to treat eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), the manufacturer of Flovent, discontinued production of Flovent HFA and Flovent Diskus as of December 31st, 2023. As part of this process, GSK is making an “authorized generic” which is the exact same medicine with the same dosing but without the branding. To learn more or to find answers to some frequently asked questions click here.

Michigan Medicaid Update

Michigan Medicaid’s Common Formulary responds to Flovent discontinuation:

  • Effective 1/1/24, generic fluticasone propionate HFA has been added to the Preferred formulary.
  • Advair HFA and Advair Diskus, including generic Wixela added to Preferred formulary.

To read the complete response, click here.

Available Resources

Ask the Pharmacist

INHALE CQI: MICMT and INHALE are partnering to provide this service to practices and POs participating in the INHALE CQI. Nada serves on the INHALE education workgroup and can help provide resources specific to your practice site. General educational resources related to INHALE are available to all practices (regardless of participation in the CQI) at INHALE Resources.

Details: Slots are 30 minutes long and there is a maximum of 2 slots per month. Prior to your session, please complete the following form as well: Consult Questionnaire.

If you’re interested in a consultation with our partner pharmacist, sign up here.

Shareable Educational Flyer

Now available on the INHALE website and linked below is a flyer that can be shared with providers who care for those with asthma. The flyer outlines the Flovent discontinuation, available alternatives for the medication and the dosing recommendations. Click to access the flyer and dosing charts.

MMIT Formulary App

To assist providers in finding covered medications for their patients, a free Coverage Search app is available for download in the Apple and Google app stores. The app includes access to accurate and timely formulary status at your fingertips. Learn more about the app and it’s features here.