Friday, October 31, 2008

Flovent has SOY!!!!!!!

OK, sometimes you learn things the hard way. Sometimes you learn them the very, very hard way. We gave Michael his morning dose of flovent. Within minutes he went from a happy child to a complete terror. Just before the dose, he had told Steve what was happening in the movie he was watching. Soon after the flovent, he threw two trains across an entire room. It took him over 20 minutes to calm down. Once he was calm, Steve checked the information sheet on flovent. Sure enough, it contains soy lechitin. We won't be giving him any more. Now, I just have to figure out how to get it out of his system. I never expected an inhaler to have soy!

Update: We called the manufacturer, because newer information no longer lists soy as an ingredient. They said the batch we had did NOT have soy, but want us to send it in to check for contamination. All I know is that Michael was nuts right after it, and is thankfully much calmer now.

1 comment:

Petra said...


It may just be that the Flovent itself (is it a bronchial dilator type med?) was/is the culprit for that incredibly moodswing you observed. You should have seen my guys after a dose of Albuterol - they go INSANE. TG we haven't had to use any asthma or bronchial dilator type med in a long long time..