Asthma and Respiratory
FLUTICASONE; SALMETEROL (floo TIK a sone; sal ME te role) inhalation is a combination of two medicines that decrease inflammation and help to open up the airways of your lungs. It is used to treat COPD. This medicine is also used to treat asthma. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.
Airduo RespiClick may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is inhaled through the mouth. Rinse your mouth with water after use. Make sure not to swallow the water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not use a spacer device with this inhaler. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor''s advice. Make sure that you are using your inhaler correctly. Ask you doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Airduo RespiClick contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Airduo RespiClick is only for you. Do not share Airduo RespiClick with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-breathing problems right after inhaling your medicine
-fast, irregular heartbeat
-feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
-fever or chills
-signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as being more thirsty or hungry or having to urinate more than normal. You may also feel very tired or have blurry vision.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Airduo RespiClick. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
-MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
-aminophylline or theophylline
-antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
-beta-blockers like metoprolol and propranolol
-certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, levofloxacin, linezolid, and telithromycin
-certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
-medicines for colds
-medicines for depression or emotional conditions
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-eye disease, vision problems
-immune system problems
-heart disease or irregular heartbeat
-high blood pressure
-an unusual or allergic reaction to fluticasone; salmeterol, other corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better. Do not use this medicine more than every 12 hours.
NEVER use this medicine for an acute asthma attack. You should use your short-acting rescue inhalers for this purpose. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away.
If you are going to have surgery tell your doctor or health care professional that you are using this medicine. Try not to come in contact with people with the chicken pox or measles. If you do, call your doctor.
This medicine may increase blood sugar. Ask your healthcare provider if changes in diet or medicines are needed if you have diabetes.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Advair: Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Do not leave your medicine in the heat or sun. Throw away 1 month after you open the package or whenever the dose indicator reads 0, whichever comes first. Throw away unopened packages after the expiration date.
Airduo Respiclick: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Avoid exposure to extreme heat, cold, or humidity. Throw away 1 month after you open the package or whenever the dose indicator reads 0, whichever comes first. Throw away unopened packages after the expiration date.