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Airtec SF 500 Instacap

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Introduction of Salmeterol

Airtec SF 500 Instacap 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).

This medicine is for inhalation purpose only. Thus, it should not be taken by mouth. It is important to follow all the guidelines of doctor before using it. You should never stop using this medication suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms. However, before using it, inform doctor if you are suffering from any severe medical condition.

You should never use this medicine to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Tremor, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and headache are some side effects of this medicine.

Introduction of Fluticasone Propionate

Airtec SF 500 Instacap 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).

You should always use it as advised by your doctor but to get the full benefit you should take it regularly. It may take a few days for the spray to take full effect. If you don’t see an improvement in your symptoms after a week you should talk to your doctor.

The most common side effects of Airtec SF 500 Instacap include burning or itching in your nose. Talk to your doctor if you’re worried about side effects or they won’t go away. Using corticosteroids like may Airtec SF 500 Instacap make you more susceptible to viral infections, so you should stay away from people who have these infections. In general, you should try to avoid situations which make your symptoms worse (things like pollen and dust mites) and it’s best not to smoke.

Before starting to use Airtec SF 500 Instacap you should let your doctor know if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss the risks and benefits with your healthcare team. If you use this medicine for a long time, your doctor may want to carry out certain medical tests to check your progress.


Side effects of Salmeterol

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

  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle cramp

Side effects of Fluticasone Propionate

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

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How Salmeterol works

Airtec SF 500 Instacap is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

How Fluticasone Propionate works

Airtec SF 500 Instacap is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Airtec SF 500 Instacap. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Airtec SF 500 Instacap 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 500 Instacap 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

What if you forget to take Airtec SF Instacap?

If you miss a dose of Airtec SF 500 Instacap, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

Salmeterol

  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • Salmeterol should be taken at the same time each day.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • 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. 
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.

Fluticasone Propionate

  • Fluticasone Propionate helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Fluticasone Propionate can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Fluticasone Propionate. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Fluticasone Propionate suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

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Patient Concerns

Patient Concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
Old cough at morning last 15 years
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
can be bronchial asthma or COPD consult chest physician
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FAQs

Salmeterol

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.
Fluticasone Propionate

Q. Fluticasone Propionate is available in various forms such as nasal spray, cream and lotion. Are they used for different purposes?

Yes, Fluticasone Propionate is also available in other forms and each form works for different purposes. Fluticasone Propionate relieves sneezing, runny, stuffy, or itchy nose, and itchy, watery eyes caused by allergies (allergy to pollen, mold, dust or pets). On the other hand, the cream and lotion form treats many kinds of inflammatory skin diseases when applied to the skin. It can also be used to relieve inflamed skin, redness and itching in several skin problems (like eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematosus and allergic contact skin reaction).

Q. How does Fluticasone Propionate work?

Fluticasone Propionate works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. How long does Fluticasone Propionate take to start working?

The time Fluticasone Propionate requires to start working differs from person to person. However, you may get relief within 8 hours of starting Fluticasone Propionate. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly as it increases the efficiency.

Q. My friend developed a severe allergic reaction when she started Fluticasone Propionate. Could it be due to Fluticasone Propionate even though it is used for allergy purposes?

In very rare cases, Fluticasone Propionate can cause serious allergic reactions such as rash, hives, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, throat and tongue. It may also cause low blood pressure which may further cause lightheadedness and the patient may even faint. If these symptoms occur, you should immediately contact your doctor because such allergic reactions can be life threatening.

Q. My brother developed chickenpox while using Fluticasone Propionate. Can Fluticasone Propionate be responsible for chickenpox? What should be done?

Yes, it could be possible. The reason being, Fluticasone Propionate is a corticosteroid, which weakens the immune system of the body, making the body prone to infections such as chicken pox. You should immediately stop the medication and contact the doctor. The doctor may consider treating it with antiviral agents.

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References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Fluticasone And Salmeterol (Inhalation Route). [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Country of Origin: India

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