fluticasone/salmeterol inhalation disk - oral, Advair Diskus (cont.)
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include seizures, chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat, severe muscle cramping, fainting.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., morning cortisol levels, pulmonary function tests, regular eye exams, 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 (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.Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have an annual flu shot.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 the U.S. product at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. 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 the dose indicator reads "0," whichever comes first.For the Canadian product, the manufacturer recommends not storing it above 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Keep away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep the device closed when not in use.Keep all medicines away from children and pets.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 about how to safely discard your product.MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010
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