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Salmeterol+Fluticasone - Inhalation/Respiratory - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Salmeterol+Fluticasone is used to treat asthma and other similar chest illnesses by relaxing the airways in your lungs.

This medicine helps relieve chest tightness, wheezing and cough so that you can breathe more easily.

How do I use this medicine?

Use Salmeterol+Fluticasone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Make sure you know how to use the device or machine you have been given. If you have problems or if you do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you how to use it.

Always rinse your mouth after using this medicine.

Salmeterol+Fluticasone must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop using it suddenly as this may worsen your condition.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not use this medicine to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness. This medicine cannot relieve an acute asthma attack.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease such as heart rhythm disorder
- diabetes
- lung infection known as tuberculosis
- hypokalaemia (low potassium level in the blood)
- thyrotoxicosis (overactive thyroid)
- liver disease
- cataract (clouding of the lens of the eye) or glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
- epilepsy (fits or seizures)
- at risk of a decreased bone mineral count

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly.

- Your doctor may need to do routine lung function tests and an eye examination while you are being treated with this medicine.
- Your blood pressure, heart rate, blood glucose and potassium level must also be monitored throughout the therapy.

What side effects could I experience?

This medicine may cause any of the following side effects: headache, palpitation, muscle cramps, joint pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Other side effects include any of the following: hoarseness of the voice, throat irritation and mouth infection. Rinse your mouth with water after using the medicine to minimise this problem.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience any other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for high blood pressure e.g. metoprolol, atenolol, propranolol
- medicines for HIV infection e.g. ritonavir
- medicines for fungal infection e.g. itraconazole, ketoconazole
- antibiotics e.g. erythromycin, telithromycin

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with this medicine.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Salmeterol+Fluticasone - Inhalation/Respiratory and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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