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Composition for AIRTEC SF

Salmeterol(25 mcg),Fluticasone(125 mcg)

food interaction for AIRTEC SF

alcohol interaction for AIRTEC SF

pregnancy interaction for AIRTEC SF

lactation interaction for AIRTEC SF

Avoid Airtec sf 25 mcg/125 mcg inhaler with grapefruit juice.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Airtec sf 25 mcg/125 mcg inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Salmeterol(25 mcg)


Salmeterol is used to treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung diseases that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). It is also used to prevent bronchospasm (constriction of air passages) and breathlessness during exercise.

How it works

Salmeterol belongs to a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Rash, Headache, Decreased potassium level in blood, Insomnia, Muscle cramp, Tachycardia, Tremor
Fluticasone(125 mcg)


Fluticasone is used to control symptoms of asthma, allergies of nose, throat or chest that cause symptoms of stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing and watery, itchy or red eyes, skin problems like itchy rash (eczema), redness and itchiness (psoriasis), inflammation (dermatitis), prickly heat or insect bites in adults or dermatitis in children.

How it works

Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids/steroids. It prevents the release of the substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nose bleed, Fever, Chest tightness, Cough, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Nasal congestion, Sinus pain, Sneezing, Sore throat, Stomach upset, Vomiting, White spots in the mouth


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Expert advice for AIRTEC SF

  • Do not inhale a double dose to make up for a missed one.
  • Do not use salmeterol during an attack of asthma or COPD. Your doctor will prescribe a short-acting inhaler to use during attacks.Do not stop using salmeterol without talking to your doctor.
  • If you suddenly stop using salmeterol, your symptoms may worsen.
  • Do not take salmeterol, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salmeterol, Always activate and use the inhaler device in a level, horizontal position. Do not try to use a spacer device with salmeterol.
  • To prepare the device for use, open the protective foil pouch and remove the inhaler device. Hold the device in one hand. Use the thumb of the opposite hand to push the thumb grip as far away from you as it will go. The mouthpiece will appear and snap into position.
  • Hold the device in a level, flat position with the mouthpiece toward you. Use your thumb to slide the lever away from you as far as it will go. You should hear a click. The device is now ready for use.
  • Do not close or tilt the device, play with the lever, or move the lever more than once. You may accidentally release or waste a dose.

Frequently asked questions for AIRTEC SF


Q. Is salmeterol a steroid inhaler/ a bronchodilator/ beta blocker?
Salmeterol belongs to a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is not a steroid; however it is available in combination with steroids as an inhaler. It is not a beta blocker.
Q. Is salmeterol the same as albuterol/ salbutamol/ Ventolin /Advair/ Seretride/ Esiflo 250?
Salmeterol (also available as Seretride, Esiflo 250) is different from salbutamol (also known as albuterol, Ventolin). Advair is brand name for salmeterol and fluticasone combination.
Q. How quickly does salmeterol work?
Salmeterol will not work quickly enough to relieve an asthma attack that has already started; it is used for prevention of asthma attack. Your doctor may prescribe another inhaler (a shorter-acting bronchodilator), if you get an attack.
Q. Is salmeterol licensed for COPD?
Salmeterol is licensed for the treatment of COPD.
Q. Does Seretide stunt growth/ hoarseness/ increased blood pressure/ weight gain?
Salmeterol (Seretide) is not known to cause stunt growth/ hoarseness/ increased blood pressure/ weight gain. However, if you experience such side effects please consult your doctor.


Q. Is fluticasone an antibiotic/steroid/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug?
Fluticasone is a steroid but not an antibiotic/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinerhic/decongestant drug. 
It is used to treat nasal congestion (decongestant) and other symptoms caused by allergies or conditions like asthma.

Q. Does it contain sulfa?
 It does not contain sulfa.
Q. Is fluticasone available over the counter?
No. Fluticasone is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter.
Q. Is Fluticasone the same as Nasonex/Flonase?
Fluticasone is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray. 

Q. Does it contain acetaminophen?
However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies. Acetaaminofen is a different medication.
Q. What is used for?
Fluticasone (in the form of inhaler) is used to treat symptoms of asthma and nasal inflammation such as coughing, wheezing, blocked nose, runny nose.

Q. Is fluticasone used for cold?
 It is also used as topical cream to treat various skin allergies and infections. It is not used for common cold.
Q. Can I take fluticasone with Benadryl/Sudafed/Zyrtec/ Afrin/Allegra/Mucinex?
Yes. Fluticasone may be taken with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)/Zyrtec (cetrizine)/ Afrin (oxymetazoline)/Allegra (fexofenadine)/Mucinex (guaifenesin) if prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Does fluticasone propionate cause weight gain/drowsiness/ wakefulness?
Fluticasone may cause weight gain since it is a steroid drug. It may cause drowsiness or wakefulness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is fluticasone addictive?
No. Fluticasone is not an addictive or a controlled/banned substance.
Q. Dose fluticasone cause nose bleeds?
Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of fluticasone nasal spray/inhaler is nose bleeding. If your bleeding is more or does not stop, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take fluticasone if I have high blood pressure?
It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking fluticasone if you have high blood pressure.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)