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What is Fluticasone-Salmeterol used for?

Fluticasone–Salmeterol is a bronchodilator and corticosteroid drug used to control the symptoms of asthma and prevent asthma attacks. This oral inhalation drug is a combination medication that contains Fluticasone and Salmeterol, which decreases swelling and relaxes muscles in the airways in order to improve breathing. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Fluticasone–Salmeterol?

The dosage of Fluticasone–Salmeterol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Fluticasone–Salmeterol?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Fluticasone–Salmeterol medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Fluticasone–Salmeterol?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Fluticasone–Salmeterol, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are seizures, fast/irregular heartbeats, severe muscle cramping, fainting, tremor, nausea, and vomiting.

What other drugs could interact with Fluticasone–Salmeterol?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Fluticasone–Salmeterol.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Fluticasone–Salmeterol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Fluticasone–Salmeterol can interact with MAO inhibitors, other asthma drugs, oral corticosteroids, tricyclic antidepressants, diuretics, HIV medicines, beta-blockers, and macrolide antibiotics.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Fluticasone–Salmeterol?

Like other medicines, Fluticasone–Salmeterol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Fluticasone–Salmeterol are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Fluticasone–Salmeterol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Fluticasone–Salmeterol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Fluticasone–Salmeterol can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, cough, and sore throat. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are weight gain, changes in vision, severe muscle weakness, and fever. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Fluticasone–Salmeterol.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Fluticasone-Salmeterol?

Is it possible for me to use Fluticasone–Salmeterol with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Fluticasone–Salmeterol?
What are the possible drug interactions of Fluticasone–Salmeterol?
How will Fluticasone–Salmeterol work in my body?
How should Fluticasone–Salmeterol be used?
How to reduce the risk of Fluticasone–Salmeterol drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. While using Fluticasone–Salmeterol, do not drive or operate machinery as it may cause dizziness. Do not breast-feed while using this medicine. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, thyroid or liver problems, seizures, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Store this medicine at room temperature away from heat, moisture, or light.


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