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Some products that may interact with this drug include: aldesleukin, certain beta blockers (such as propranolol).
Other medications can affect the removal of fluticasone and salmeterol from your body, which may affect how this product works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin), HIV protease inhibitors (such as ritonavir), nefazodone, telithromycin, among others.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: shaking (tremors), chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat, seizures.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as lung function tests, blood pressure, bone density tests) may be performed to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening asthma or other breathing problems (such as readings in the yellow/red range, increased use of quick-relief inhalers).
Avoid allergens/irritants such as smoke, pollen, pet dander, dust, or molds that may worsen asthma and other breathing problems. Because the flu virus can also worsen breathing problems, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have a flu shot every year.
In adults, this medication can increase the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) if used for a long time. Talk with your doctor about your risk, and about available treatments for osteoporosis. Lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of bone loss include doing weight-bearing exercise, getting enough calcium and vitamin D, stopping smoking, and limiting alcohol. To help prevent osteoporosis later in life, encourage children to exercise and eat a healthy diet (including calcium).
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light, heat, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
For the US product, do not remove the device from its original foil package until ready to use. Discard the device 1 month after you remove it from the original foil package or after all the doses have been used, whichever comes first.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (US) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised February 2011. Copyright(c) 2011 First Databank, Inc.
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