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Who should not use fluticasone-salmeterol?

You should not use fluticasone-salmeterol if you are in the middle of an asthma attack or experience severe symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Avoid it if you are allergic to fluticasone (Flonase, Flovent) or salmeterol (Serevent) or milk proteins (lactose). Do not give it to a child under four years of age. A variety of other conditions may require special doses or tests, including food or drug allergies, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, epilepsy or other seizures, an infection, a weak immune system, diabetes, glaucoma, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, thyroid disorder or liver disease. Do not use this medication without talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeed. Talk with your doctor if your child is using this medication and does not seem to grow normally. Also, contact your doctor if your asthma seems to be getting worse--signs may include worsening symptoms or needing more short-acting medicine.

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