How should I use fluticasone-salmeterol?

You should use fluticasone-salmeterol exactly as directed by your doctor.
To use fluticasone-salmeterol diskus, follow these steps:
  • Fill in the label with the date you opened the package and the date when you will replace the inhaler. Usually one month later.
  • Placing your thumb on the grip and push it away from you as far as it will go until the mouthpiece clicks into position.
  • With the mouthpiece toward you, hold the inhaler at a level horizontal position.
  • Slide the lever away from you until it clicks. Every time you cock the inhaler in this way, a dose is loaded. Avoid wasting doses by closing or tilting the inhaler or moving the lever unnecessarily.
  • Holding the inhaler away from your mouth and keeping it level, breathe out as much air as possible.
  • Still keeping the inhaler level, put the mouthpiece to your lips andquickly breathe in  through it.
  • Take the mouthpiece out of your mouth and hold your breath for as long as you can, up to 10 seconds.
  • Slowly exhale.
  • Swish water in your mouth and spit it out, without swallowing.
  • Press on the thumb grip to click the inhaler shut.

Avoid breathing out into the inhaler or washing any part of the inhaler.

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