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Revised: 12/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Adoair 125 Aerosol 120 puffs
 Active ingredient:
Salmeterol xinafoate
Fluticasone propionate
 Dosage form:
inhalation
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine has an anti-inflammatory effect on the airways and a long bronchodilator effect by a beta 2 adrenergic receptor stimulating action. This will help to keep you free of attacks or to prevent symptoms.
It is usually used to treat bronchial asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema). It should not be used to relieve an asthma attack or acute exacerbation of symptom that has already begun.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: infections, deep mycosis or tuberculosis.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Bronchial asthma: In general, for adults, use two inhalations at a time, twice a day. This medicine can be replaced with a low dose formulation (50 Aerosol, 100 Diskus) or a high-dose formulation (250 Aerosol, 500 Diskus) depending on the symptoms.
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema): In general, for adults, use two inhalations at a time, twice a day.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • Try to inhale this medicine at the same time each day.
  • Read the instruction leaflet for users thoroughly before using this medicine. (Japanese version only)
  • Shake the inhaler immediately before using. An inhaler can be sprayed for 120 puffs. Do not inhale more than that.
  • In using the medicine for the first time, the counter indicates "124". Spray 4 times in the air until the counter indicates "120". If you drop the inhaler, the counter may indicate an incorrect number.
  • To prevent oral candidiasis and/or hoarse voice, gargle the throat after inhaling. (If gargling is difficult, rinse out your mouth.)
  • If you miss a dose, inhale the missed dose as soon as possible. However, do not inhale this medicine more than twice a day. You should never inhale two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally inhale more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop inhaling the medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • When you experience an asthma attack, take prescribed medicine for stopping an attack, or visit a healthcare facility as soon as possible.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include hoarseness (hoarse voice), oral/pharyngeal candidiasis, irritation in the mouth or throat (abnormal feeling, pain, uncomfortable feeling), headache, rash, hives, edema and bronchospasm. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, hives, cold sweat [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs, rapid pulse [low serum potassium level]
  • fever, cough, shortness of breath [pneumonia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Do not remove the inside can (metal canister) from the adapter.
  • To avoid clogging of the spray-hole, wipe the inside and outside of the inhaler well with dry cloth or tissue paper more frequently than once a week, and keep the inhaler clean. Do not let the can (metal canister) get wet.
  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Follow the instructions of local authorities on how to discard the spray can.
  • Make sure the can (metal canister) is empty when making a hole (before discarding). Do not throw the can (metal canister) into the fire.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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