Asthma and Respiratory
FLUTICASONE (floo TIK a sone) inhalation powder is an inhaled corticosteroid. It is used to treat asthma. It decreases inflammation in the lungs. Do not use it to treat an acute asthma attack or bronchospasm.
ARNUITY ELLIPTA may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is inhaled through the mouth. Rinse your mouth with water after use. Make sure not to swallow the water. Take it as directed on the prescription label. Do not use it more often than directed. Keep using it unless your health care provider tells you to stop.
This medicine comes with INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. Ask your pharmacist for directions on how to use this medicine. Read the information carefully. Talk to your pharmacist or health care provider if you have questions.
Talk to your health care provider about the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 4 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of ARNUITY ELLIPTA contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: ARNUITY ELLIPTA is only for you. Do not share ARNUITY ELLIPTA with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions (skin rash, itching or hives; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue)
-changes in vision or eye pain
-infection (fever, chills, cough, sore throat, pain or trouble passing urine)
-low adrenal gland function (nausea; vomiting; loss of appetite; unusually weak or tired; dizziness; low blood pressure)
-slow growth in children (if used for long periods of time)
-thrush (white patches in the mouth or mouth sores)
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-changes in taste
-hoarseness, sore throat
This list may not describe all possible side effects for ARNUITY ELLIPTA. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
-certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, telithromycin
-certain antivirals for HIV or hepatitis
-certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-immune system problems
-infection, especially a viral infection such as chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes
-injury of mouth or throat
-osteoporosis, weak bones
-receiving steroids like dexamethasone or prednisone
-an unusual or allergic reaction to fluticasone, steroids, lactose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your health care provider for regular checks on your progress. Tell your health care provider if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Talk to your health care provider about how to treat an acute asthma attack or bronchospasm (wheezing). Be sure to always have a short-acting inhaler with you. If you use your short-acting inhaler and your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse, call your health care provider right away.
You and your health care provider should develop an Asthma Action Plan that is just for you. Be sure to know what to do if you are in the yellow (asthma is getting worse) or red (medical alert) zones.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Call your health care provider for advice if you get a fever, chills, or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.
Using this medicine for a long time may weaken your bones. The risk of bone fractures may be increased. Talk to your health care provider about your bone health.
This medicine may slow your child''s growth if it is taken for a long time at high doses. Your health care provider will monitor your child''s growth.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Keep inhaler away from extreme heat, cold or humidity. Get rid of it 30 days after removing it from the foil pouch, when the dose counter reads "0" or after the expiration date, whichever is first.
To get rid of medicines that are no longer needed or have expired:
-Take the medicine to a medicine take-back program. Check with your pharmacy or law enforcement to find a location.
-If you cannot return the medicine, ask your pharmacist or health care provider how to get rid of this medicine safely.