Q. What is Flutrol 250 Capsule?
Flutrol 250 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 250 Capsule work?
Flutrol 250 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 250 Capsule a controller or a reliever medication?
Flutrol 250 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 250 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 250 Capsule increase heart rate?
Some individuals taking Flutrol 250 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 250 Capsule?
The most common side effects of Flutrol 250 Capsule are upper respiratory infection, headache, throat irritation, hoarseness and voice changes, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
Q. Is Flutrol 250 Capsule addictive?
Flutrol 250 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 250 Capsule be more effective if taken more frequently?
No, you should not take Flutrol 250 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 250 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 250 Capsule?
Flutrol 250 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 250 Capsule if I am diabetic?
Flutrol 250 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 250 Capsule?
Always use the Flutrol 250 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 250 Capsule?
Flutrol 250 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.