prickly heat or insect bites in adults or dermatitis in children
Mechanism of Action
Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids/steroids. It prevents the release of the substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies
Asthma- Dose is based on asthma severity. The recommended dose is 1 inhalation twice daily.The maximum recommended dosage is 500/50 twice daily
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - The recommended dose is 1 inhalation (250/50) twice daily
Skin Inflammation -Cream, Lotion, and Ointment- Apply as directed by your physician
Tightness in the chest
Bleeding of the nose
White patches or sores on the lips or inside the mouth
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of tuberculosis, cataract, increased eye pressure, infections, kidney or liver disease, diarrhea, who are taking other medications, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Always keep the inhaler hand in hand
It may cause loss of blood electrolytes, infection, due to change from oral steroids to inhaler. If you experience with any of the above symptoms, consult with your doctor immediately
Patients should stay away from people who are affected by certain infections like chickenpox or measles if they have not been vaccinated
Do not cover the treated skin after applying this medication
Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women
Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication
chest tightness caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
a group of lung diseases that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema)
bronchospasm (constriction of air passages)
breathlessness during exercise
Mechanism of Action
Salmeterol belongs to a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs)
It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe
Chronic asthma -
Adult:As metered dose aerosol or dry powder inhaler-50 mcg bid, or up to 100 mcg bid if necessary, in asthma patients withmore severe airways obstruction
Child:4-12 yr50 mcg bid
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -
Adult:As metered dose aerosol or dry powder inhaler-50 mcg bid
Prophylaxis of exercise-induced asthma -
Adult:As metered dose aerosol or dry powder inhaler-50 mcg at least 30 min prior to exercise
Child:≥4 yrSame as adult dose
Very fast heart rate
Inability to sleep
Low potassium levels in blood
Do not use salmeterol during an attack of asthma or COPD. Your doctor will prescribe a short-acting inhaler to use during attacks.Do not stop using salmeterol without talking to your doctor.
If you suddenly stop using salmeterol, your symptoms may worsen.
Do not take salmeterol, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salmeterol,Always activate and use the inhaler device in a level, horizontal position. Do not try to use a spacer device with salmeterol.
To prepare the device for use, open the protective foil pouch and remove the inhaler device. Hold the device in one hand. Use the thumb of the opposite hand to push the thumb grip as far away from you as it will go. The mouthpiece will appear and snap into position.
Hold the device in a level, flat position with the mouthpiece toward you. Use your thumb to slide the lever away from you as far as it will go. You should hear a click. The device is now ready for use.
Do not close or tilt the device, play with the lever, or move the lever more than once. You may accidentally release or waste a dose