GENERIC NAME: SALMETEROL/FLUTICASONE INHALATION - ORAL (flew-TICK-uh-sone/sal-MET-er-all)
WARNING: Rare (sometimes fatal) asthma-related problems have occurred with the use of products containing salmeterol. While this problem is rare, when it does occur it has affected black people more than other races. Do not stop using your medications for asthma or other breathing problems (emphysema or bronchitis) without doctor approval, since your condition will worsen if you suddenly stop your treatment. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
USES: This product is a combination "controller" medication for long-term (maintenance) treatment to prevent or decrease symptoms of asthma (e.g., wheezing, trouble breathing). It works to open the airways of the lungs in two ways (decreasing bronchiolar swelling and causing muscle relaxation). This medication does not work immediately and should not be used for acute asthma attacks. Use other quick-relief medicines/inhalers (e.g., albuterol, salbutamol) for sudden shortness of breath or asthma attacks. Do not use additional salmeterol or other long-acting bronchodilators while you are using salmeterol/fluticasone. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
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