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Used in the treatment of asthma in patients not adequately controlled with inhaled corticosteroids & as required inhaled short-acting β2-agonist OR adequately controlled on both an inhaled corticosteroid & long-acting β2-agonist.
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For inhalation use. Patients will need to be trained on the use of the inhaler and their asthma should be regularly reassessed by a doctor, so that the strength of fluticasone propionate/formoterol fumarate (flutiform) inhaler they are receiving remains optimal and is only changed on medical advice. Patients should rinse their mouth, gargle with water, or brush the teeth after inhaling and spit out the residue to minimize the risk of oral candidiasis or dysphonia.
Special Precautions: Not for the treatment of acute asthma symptoms with required fast- and short-acting bronchodilator and as 1st-treatment for asthma. Avoid use with exercise-induced asthma, during exacerbation/significantly worsening or acutely deteriorating asthma. Serious asthma-related adverse events and exacerbations may occur. Do not use as 1st-treatment for asthma. Avoid abrupt discontinuation. Patients with thyrotoxicosis, pheochromocytoma, DM, uncorrected hypokalemia or patients predisposed to low serum K levels, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, idiopathic subvalvular aortic stenosis, severe HTN, aneurysm or other severe CV disorders eg, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias or severe heart failure; existing QTc interval prolongation; switching patients from previous systemic steroid therapy. Pulmonary or quiescent TB, fungal or viral or other infections of the airway; unstable asthma with variable rescue bronchodilator use; paradoxical bronchospasm. Consider blood sugar control in diabetic patients. Concomitant use with drugs that induce or potentiate hypokalemic effect eg, xanthine derivatives and steroids. Prolonged and high-dose treatment. Regularly monitor hypothalamic pituitary adrenocortical (HPA) axis function. Severe hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Childn <12 yr.
Each metered dose (ex-valve) contains 250 mcg of fluticasone propionate and 10 mcg of formoterol fumarate dihydrate. This is equivalent to a delivered dose (ex-actuator) of approximately 230 mcg of fluticasone propionate/9 mcg of formoterol fumarate dihydrate.
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