How it works
Fluticasone belongs to a class of medications known as inhaled corticosteroids. Salmeterol belongs to the class of medications known as long-acting beta-adrenergic agonists. A drug class is a group of medications that work in the same way. These medications are frequently used to treat similar conditions.
Fluticasone reduces inflammation in the lungs, allowing you to breathe more easily.
Salmeterol keeps the muscles around your lungs’ airways relaxed. This helps to prevent symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This can help you breathe more easily.
How to take fluticasone-salmeterol?
It is possible that not all possible dosages and forms are listed here. Your doctor will advise you on the appropriate dosage for you. Your dose, form, and frequency of administration will be determined by your age, the condition being treated, the severity of your condition, any other medical conditions you may have, and how you respond to the first dose.
Common side effects in adults can include:
upper respiratory tract infections
hoarseness, voice changes, and trouble speaking
thrush (fungal infections in your mouth or throat)
nausea and vomiting
muscle and bone pain
Serious side effects
If you experience severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately. If your symptoms are life-threatening or you believe you are in a medical emergency, dial 911. The following are examples of serious side effects and symptoms:
Pneumonia, especially for people with COPD. Symptoms can include: