FAQs ABOUT FLUTICORT F INHALER
Q: What is FLUTICORT F INHALER and why is it prescribed?
A: FLUTICORT F INHALER is a combination of fluticasone and formoterol which belongs to the group of medicines called steroids and anti-asthmatic agents. It is indicated for regular treatment of patients with asthma and severe COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Q: Can FLUTICORT F INHALER be used in diabetic patients?
A: Before using FLUTICORT F INHALER you must tell your doctor if you have diabetes. Your doctor might monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while treating you with FLUTICORT F INHALER.
Q: What are the precautions to be taken while using FLUTICORT F INHALER if I have to undergo a surgery?
A: Before using FLUTICORT F INHALER inform your doctor if you have to undergo any planned surgery. If you are using FLUTICORT F INHALER and you have to undergo an operation which requires the use of general anaesthesia, you should inform your doctor that you are using this medicine.
Q: Is FLUTICORT F INHALER safe to use in patients having heart diseases?
A: Since FLUTICORT F INHALER can cause some side effects such as irregular heartbeat or palpitations, it must be used with caution in patients having heart diseases such as problems with the blood flow to the heart, narrowing of one of the heart valves (aortic valve), heart failure, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart muscle), irregular heartbeat or prolongation of the QTc interval (ECG changes). Consult your doctor before using FLUTICORT F INHALER.
Q: Can I stop using FLUTICORT F INHALER on my own?
A: You must keep using FLUTICORT F INHALER for as long as your doctor has advised you to. Stopping its use may result in unwanted side effects. If you wish to discontinue using FLUTICORT F INHALER, consult with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you how to proceed with this, usually by decreasing the dose slowly so that there is no triggered asthma attack.
Q: How to manage if I forget to use a dose of FLUTICORT F INHALER?
A: If at all you forget to use a dose of FLUTICORT F INHALER, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not use a double dose of FLUTICORT F INHALER to make up for a forgotten dose.