What Fluticasone Propionate / Salmeterol Xinafoate is used for :
The combination Fluticasone Propionate / Salmeterol Xinafoate is used to treat symptoms of asthma and COPD.
It should be used every day to prevent attacks of breathlessness and is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems.
Do not use Fluticasone Propionate / Salmeterol Xinafoate
If you’re allergic to the active substances or any other component of this medicine.
If you’re allergic to milk proteins.
Warnings and precautions :
Talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine including:
If you have heart problems.
If you have high blood pressure.
If you have seizures.
If you have thyroid problems.
If you have diabetes or have high blood sugar.
If you have liver problems.
If you have weak bones (osteoporosis).
If you have an immune system problem.
If you have eye problems such as glaucoma or cataracts.
If you have any type of viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection.
If are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
Possible Side Effects :
Stop using this product and seek immediate medical help if you develop rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious side effects:
Sudden breathing problems
Reduced adrenal function
Low levels of potassium in your blood
Bone thinning or weakness (osteoporosis)
Other medicines and Fluticasone Propionate / Salmeterol Xinafoate
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
Fluticasone Propionate / Salmeterol Xinafoate interacts with a lot of medicines including:
Beta blockers such as Metoprolol used for blood pressure.
Certain anti-fungals such as Ketoconazole, Itraconazole.
Certain anti-virals used for HIV such as Ritonavir.
Medicines to treat depression, mental disorders or Parkinson.
Certain other medicines used to treat asthma.
How to use Fluticasone Propionate / Salmeterol Xinafoate :
Do not use in children younger than 4 years.
Take as indicated by your doctor.
Use this medicine by breathing it only.
The usual recommended dose is one inhalation twice daily, morning and evening.
How to store Fluticasone Propionate / Salmeterol Xinafoate :
Store at room temperature 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C).
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the package.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month