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Flutrol 500 Capsule

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Product introduction

Flutrol 500 Capsule 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 that 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.

Benefits of Flutrol Capsule

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Flutrol 500 Capsule can help prevent the onset of an asthma attack if it is taken before exercise or exposure to some “triggers”. These may include house dust, pollen, pets, and cigarette smoke. This medicine will allow you to exercise more freely without worrying about getting symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It allows you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of Flutrol Capsule

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 Flutrol

  • 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 Flutrol Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

How Flutrol Capsule works

Flutrol 500 Capsule 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 Flutrol 500 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flutrol 500 Capsule 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flutrol 500 Capsule 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 Flutrol Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Flutrol 500 Capsule, 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.

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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 Flutrol 500 Capsule can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Flutrol 500 Capsule may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

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FAQs

Q. What is Flutrol 500 Capsule?

Flutrol 500 Capsule is an inhalation medication that helps in reducing symptoms associated with obstructive airway diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q. How does Flutrol 500 Capsule work?

Flutrol 500 Capsule contains salmeterol, a long-acting beta-2-adrenergic agonist and fluticasone, a corticosteroid. Salmeterol relaxes bronchial smooth muscles causing bronchodilation and fluticasone reduces inflammation.

Q. Is Flutrol 500 Capsule a controller or a reliever medication?

Flutrol 500 Capsule is a controller medication to be used on a regular basis as prescribed by the doctor. It does not help to relive the sudden worsening of respiratory symptoms.

Q. Does Flutrol 500 Capsule contain steroids?

Yes, it contains steroids that are effective in improving breathing difficulty due to COPD and asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids have a lower side effect profile as compared to steroid injections and tablets.

Q. Does Flutrol 500 Capsule increase heart rate?

Some individuals taking Flutrol 500 Capsule may experience an increase in heart rate. If this occurs, one should contact his/her doctor immediately.

Q. What are the side effects of Flutrol 500 Capsule?

The most common side effects of Flutrol 500 Capsule are upper respiratory infection, headache, throat irritation, hoarseness and voice changes, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

Q. Is Flutrol 500 Capsule addictive?

Flutrol 500 Capsule is not at all addictive. It is a very effective and useful medicine for people suffering from breathing difficulties due to asthma and COPD.

Q. Will Flutrol 500 Capsule be more effective if taken more frequently?

No, you should not take Flutrol 500 Capsule more frequently than recommended by your doctor. It will increase the risk of side effects rather than providing additional therapeutic benefits. However, if you feel the symptoms are not relieved by the given doses, consult the doctor for reevaluation.

Q. What happens if I miss the dose of Flutrol 500 Capsule?

The missed dose can be taken as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, take the scheduled dosing and skip the missed dose.

Q. Is there a particular breathing technique to be followed while using Flutrol 500 Capsule?

Flutrol 500 Capsule is a breath actuated inhaler (BAI), hence it is very easy to use. It overcomes the issue of patient coordination of actuation with inhalation. Refer to its leaflet or speak to your doctor to understand how to use the inhaler.

Q. Can I use Flutrol 500 Capsule if I am diabetic?

Flutrol 500 Capsule may cause an increase in blood sugar levels, hence the blood sugar levels should be cautiously monitored. Consult your doctor for further information.

Q. What precautions should one take while using Flutrol 500 Capsule?

Always use the Flutrol 500 Capsule in the right way. If any worsening of symptoms or side effects occurs, inform your doctor about it. Rinse your mouth with water after using the inhaler every time. Maintain good oral hygiene.

Q. What are the instructions for storage of Flutrol 500 Capsule?

Flutrol 500 Capsule should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. It should be kept away from the reach of children and pets.

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References

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