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Drug Information

What is Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination used for?

Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination is used to prevent shortness of breath, cough and chest tightness. It helps in relaxing the muscles in the airway and improves breathing. This combination is mostly used for the treatment of following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination work?

Fluticasone + Salmeterol is a combination of a corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator. Fluticasone reduces the inflammation and Salmeterol helps in airway widening, which aids in easier breathing.

How to use Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Fluticasone + Salmeterol should be inhaled by mouth using an inhaler and it should not be swallowed directly.

If you miss a dose of Fluticasone + Salmeterol, use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Fluticasone + Formoterol combination?

Drugs that interact with Fluticasone + Salmeterol include the following:

  • Albuterol
  • Amoxicillin
  • Aspirin
  • Atorvastatin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Esomeprazole
  • Furosemide
  • Ipratropium
  • Montelukast
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Pregabalin
  • Tiotropium

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Fluticasone + Salmeterol:

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Black-coloured stools
  • Blurred vision
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Noisy breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling of the face

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Fluticasone + Salmeterol or similar drugs.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Fluticasone + Formoterol.

You are advised not to use Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart diseases such as angina or irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, seizures, diabetes or tuberculosis.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fluticasone + Salmeterol

  1. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination?
  2. Consult your doctor about eating grapefruit or drinking grape juice while using Fluticasone + Formoterol.

  3. Is it safe to alter the dose of Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination?
  4. No, do not alter the recommended dose. Consult your doctor if you are having any problem with the dosage prescribed.

  5. What are the other formulations of Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination available?
  6. Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination is available as an inhaler, blister and rotacap.

  7. How should Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination be stored?
  8. Store the medicine away from sunlight, excess heat and moisture. The inhaler must be discarded after one month from the date of foil removal.

  9. Can I take other medications while on Fluticasone + Salmeterol combination?
  10. It is important to consult your doctor before taking any other drug with Fluticasone + Salmeterol, because certain combination of drugs may cause serious side effects that worsen the condition.

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