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Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler

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Introduction

Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler is a combination of two medicines that opens the airways and makes it easier to breathe. It is used in the treatment of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked).

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may get worse. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (reliever). To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, fungal infections in the mouth, headache, hoarseness of voice, sore throat, cough, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, and increased heart rate. If you get there, do not stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can help prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them. In general, you should be trying to avoid situations that make your asthma worse (your triggers) and try not to smoke.

Ask your doctor whether it’s safe to take this medicine if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Side effects of Airtec SF Inhaler

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Airtec SF

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Cough
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Increased heart rate

How to use Airtec SF Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Airtec SF Inhaler works

Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler is a combination of two medicines: Salmeterol and Fluticasone Propionate. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Fluticasone Propionate is a steroid. It works by stopping the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler
₹1.57/MDI of Inhaler
Digihaler SF Inhaler
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹2.48/MDI of Inhaler
59% costlier
₹3.15/MDI of Inhaler
101% costlier
Flutrol 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹181.06/Inhaler
11465% costlier
Combitide 25mcg/50mcg Inhaler
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹470/Inhaler
29922% costlier

Quick Tips

  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing. 
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium level as low oxygen level in the blood (hypoxia) and medicines such as Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

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Patient Concerns

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Underwent c section last March, got thyroid problem from the start of pregnancy. Current TSH value is 4.98 uIU/ml. Should I take any medication, if yes please prescribe
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes Tab thyronorm 25 mcg empty stomach daily
I have done my TSH test and the result comes 9.1 something, So which medicine for thyroid should I take? Will my thyroid makes problem to my wife also in concieving?? I feel increment in my weight and whole day feel as sleepy. What I need to do to control my thyroid and not effect my wife?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take thyronorm 50 mcg once daily in empty stomach
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler. If you stop taking Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler, your symptoms may come back and may lead to serious complications. Take your medicine as advised by your doctor.

Q. Will Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If symptoms are not getting relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler prescribed for?

Airtec SF 25 mcg/50 mcg Inhaler is prescribed to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma. The symptoms may include wheezing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.

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References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Fluticasone And Salmeterol (Inhalation Route). [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedlinePlus. Fluticasone and Salmeterol Oral Inhalation. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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