FLUTICASONE; SALMETEROL mcg inhalation is for treating asthma that is not controlled with other asthma medicines or when more than one treatment is necessary. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid which decreases inflammation in the lungs. This medicine is intended for use. It will not cure your condition, but when used regularly it can open up your air passages and make breathing easier. It will not relieve an acute asthma attack. Fluticasone; salmeterol can be used along with other inhaled or oral asthma medications.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an asthmatic attack or bronchospasm
chicken pox or measles (recent exposure or infection)
heart disease including blockage in heart vessels
immune system problems
infection, especially fungal infection or tuberculosis
osteoporosis or other bone disease
an unusual or allergic reaction to Fluticasone, Salmeterol, other corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
DO NOT use this medicine for an asthma attack. If you have severe onset or worsening of cough, chest tightness, and/or shortness of breath seek immediate attention. Always keep a short-acting asthma medication such as albuterol on hand for asthma attacks.
This medicine is for inhalation through the mouth. Shake the inhaler well for 5 seconds before each spray. Prime the inhaler before the first use with 4 test sprays pointing away from your face. If you drop the inhaler or of it has not been used for 4 weeks, prime it with 2 test sprays pointing away from your face. Avoid contact with eyes. After using the inhaler, rinse your mouth with water to minimize build-up of medicine; do not swallow the water. Clean your inhaler at least once a week. Never place the inhaler in water to determine how much medicine is in it. Do not use more than the recommended dose.
Call your pediatrician or doctor regarding the use of this medicine in children.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Don't share it with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose and continue with your regular schedule, spacing doses evenly. Do not use double or extra doses.
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Tell your prescriber or doctor about all other products you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or doctor if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care person before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Visit your prescriber or healthcare person for regular checks on your progress. Carry an identification card with your name, the type and dose of medicine you are taking, and your prescriber's name and address. It can take up to 2 weeks before you see the full effect of this medicine.
Check with your prescriber or doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Seek emergency attention if your breathing problems get worse quickly while taking this medicine, or if your rescue inhaler (like albuterol) does not help your breathing. If you find that you are using your rescue inhaler more than normal or it is not as working in treating your symptoms, you should call your doctor as soon as possible. You may need a change of therapy or may be having worsening of your lung condition. Do not stop using this medicine except on your prescriber's advice.
Using your inhalers regularly as prescribed will help control your symptoms; try not to run out of your medications.
Tell your prescriber or specialist if you are exposed to anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
People who are taking certain dosages of this medicine may need to avoid getting certain vaccines or may need to have changes in their vaccination schedules to ensure adequate protection from certain diseases. Make sure to tell your prescriber that you are taking fluticasone; salmeterol before receiving any vaccine.
If you are going to have surgery tell your prescriber or medical specialist that you are using this product.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or healthcare professional as soon as possible:
dizziness or lightheadedness
fever or chills
skin rash and itching (hives)
sore mouth with white patches in the mouth or throat
troubled breathing or wheezing
unusual tiredness or weakness
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber they continue or are bothersome):
coughing, hoarseness, throat irritation
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot use.
Store at room temperature between 15 - 30 degrees C (59 - 86 degrees F) with mouthpiece facing down. Keep away from heat or open flames.
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