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Package Leaflet: Information for the user
®

Flixotide 500micrograms
®
Accuhaler
(fluticasone propionate)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
it again.
If you have any further questions, ask
your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for
you only. Do not pass it on to others. It
may harm them, even if their signs of
illness are the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, nurse or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
The name of your medicine is Flixotide
500micrograms Accuhaler, but it will be
referred to as Flixotide or Flixotide Accuhaler
throughout the remainder of this leaflet. This
product is also available in other strengths.
What is in this leaflet:
1 What Flixotide is and what it is used for
2 What you need to know before you use
Flixotide
3 How to use Flixotide
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Flixotide
6 Contents of the pack and other
information

1

What Flixotide is and what it is used for

Flixotide Accuhaler is a plastic inhaler device containing a foil strip with 28 or
60 blisters. Each blister contains 50, 100, 250 or 500micrograms of the active
ingredient fluticasone propionate.
Fluticasone propionate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids
(often just called steroids). A very small dose of steroid is needed when it is
inhaled. This is because it is inhaled straight to your lungs.
Flixotide works by reducing swelling and irritation in the lungs. They have what
is called an ‘anti-inflammatory action’.
Flixotide helps to prevent asthma attacks in people who need regular
treatment. This is why they are sometimes called ‘preventers’. They need to be
used regularly, every day.
Flixotide will not help treat sudden asthma attacks where you feel breathless.
A different medicine is used for treating sudden attacks (called a ‘reliever’).
If you have more than one medicine, be careful not to confuse them.
2

What you need to know before you use Flixotide

Driving and using machines
Flixotide is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools or
machines.
Flixotide contains lactose
Flixotide contains lactose (a type of sugar). If you have been told by your doctor
that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars (have an intolerance to some
sugars), talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
3

How to use Flixotide

Using this medicine
The medicine in Flixotide should be inhaled using a special kind of inhaler
called an Accuhaler.
Make sure that you have one and can use it properly
Instructions on how to use the inhaler are given as a step-by-step guide

If you are allergic to fluticasone propionate or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in Section 6)
Do not use Flixotide if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk
to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Flixotide.

You should be able to taste the powder on your tongue if you have taken it
correctly

you have ever been treated for tuberculosis (TB)
you are using Flixotide at the same time as taking steroid tablets. Also if
you have just finished taking steroid tablets. In both cases, you should
carry a steroid warning card until your doctor tells you not to carry one
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist before using Flixotide.
Other medicines and Flixotide
Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a
prescription. This includes herbal medicines. Remember to take this medicine
with you if you have to go into hospital.
In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
a type of antiviral medicine known as a ‘protease inhibitor’ (such as
ritonavir)
medicines used to treat fungal infections (such as ketoconazole)
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before using Flixotide.
Using Flixotide with food and drink
You can use Flixotide at any time of day, with or without food.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or
planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist should show you how to use your inhaler.
They should check how you use it from time to time. Not using the Flixotide
Accuhaler properly or as prescribed may mean that it will not help your
asthma as it should.
The Accuhaler is provided in a sealed foil wrapper. The wrapper provides
protection from moisture and should only be opened when you are ready
to use it for the first time. Once opened the foil wrapper should be
discarded.
The Accuhaler device holds blisters containing Flixotide as a powder.

Flixotide comes in four different strengths. Your doctor will have decided which
strength you need. Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told
you. Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Do not use Flixotide:

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking Flixotide if:

Instructions for use

It takes a few days for this medicine to work and it is very important
that you use it regularly
Adults and Children over 16 years of age
Mild asthma
The usual starting dose is 100micrograms twice a day
Moderate to severe asthma
The usual starting dose is 250 to 500micrograms twice a day
The most taken should be 1000micrograms twice a day
Children (4 to 16 years of age)
The usual starting dose is 50micrograms twice a day
The most taken should be 200micrograms twice a day
Flixotide Accuhaler 250micrograms and Flixotide Accuhaler 500micrograms are
not recommended for children 16 years and under.
It is recommended that children being treated with steroids, including Flixotide
Accuhaler have their height checked regularly by their doctor. Your doctor may
give you a Flixotide Accuhaler of a higher strength if your dose is increased.
If you are using high doses of an inhaled steroid for a long time you may
sometimes need extra steroids for example during stressful
circumstances such as a road traffic accident or before an operation.
Your doctor may decide to give you extra steroid medicines during this
time.
Patients who have been on high doses of steroids, including Flixotide
Accuhaler for a long time, must not stop taking their medicine suddenly
without talking to their doctor. Suddenly stopping treatment can make
you feel unwell and may cause symptoms such as vomiting, drowsiness,
nausea, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, low blood sugar level and
fitting.

There is a counter on top of the Accuhaler which tells you how many doses
are left. It counts down to 0. The numbers 5 to 0 will appear in red to warn
you when there are only a few doses left. Once the counter shows 0, your
inhaler is empty.
Do not use your inhaler more often than the doctor told you to. Tell your doctor
if your medicine does not seem to be working as well as usual, as your chest
problem may be getting worse and you may need a different medicine.
Your doctor may have told you to take more than this as an emergency
treatment if your wheezing or breathing gets very bad. It is very important that
you keep to your doctor’s instructions as to how many blisters to take and how
often to use your inhaler.
Using your inhaler
Inside the carton, your Accuhaler is provided in a sealed foil
wrapper. To open this wrapper, tear along the jagged edge,
then remove the Accuhaler, and throw the wrapper away.
If you have trouble tearing the foil, do not use scissors or any
other sharp objects as you may harm yourself or the Accuhaler.
Ask someone to help you.

1

2

To open your Accuhaler, hold the
outer case in one hand and put
the thumb of your other hand on the
thumbgrip. Push your thumb away
from you as far as it will go.
You will hear a click.
This will open a small hole in the
mouthpiece.

3

Hold your Accuhaler with the
mouthpiece towards you. You can
hold it in either your right or left hand.
Slide the lever away from you as far
as it will go. You will hear a click. This
places a dose of your medicine in the
mouthpiece.
Every time the lever is pulled back
a blister is opened inside and the
powder made ready for you to inhale. Do not play with the lever
as this opens the blisters and wastes medicine.

4

Hold the Accuhaler away from your mouth, breathe out as
far as is comfortable. Do not breathe into your Accuhaler.
Do not breathe in again yet.

5

Put the mouthpiece to your
lips; breathe in steadily and
deeply through the Accuhaler with
your mouth, not through your nose.
Remove the Accuhaler from your
mouth. Hold your breath for about
10 seconds or for as long as is
comfortable. Breathe out slowly.

6

To close the Accuhaler, slide the
thumbgrip back towards you, as
far as it will go. You will hear a click.
The lever will return to its original
position and is reset.
Your Accuhaler is now ready for you
to use again.
Afterwards, rinse your mouth with
water and spit it out.

Cleaning your Accuhaler
Wipe the mouthpiece of the Accuhaler with a dry tissue to clean it.
If you use more Flixotide than you should
If you use more than you should, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
It is important that you take your dose as stated on the pharmacist’s label or as
advised by your doctor. You should not increase or decrease your dose without
seeking medical advice.
If you forget to use Flixotide
Take the next dose when it is due.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
If you stop using Flixotide
Do not stop treatment even if you feel better unless told to do so by
your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor,
nurse or pharmacist.
4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
If you notice any of the following serious side effects, stop using this
medicine and talk to your doctor straight away. You may need
urgent medical treatment.
allergic reactions (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) - the signs include skin
rashes, redness, itching or weals like nettle rash or hives
severe allergic reactions (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) – the signs
include swelling of your face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may
cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing, itchy rash, feeling faint and light
headed and collapse
your breathing or wheezing gets worse straight after using your inhaler

Other side effects include:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
thrush in the mouth and throat
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
sore tongue or throat
hoarseness of voice
Problems with your mouth and throat can be reduced by doing certain things
straight after inhaling your dose. These are brushing your teeth, rinsing your
mouth or gargling with water and spitting it out. Tell your doctor if you have
these problems with your mouth or throat, but do not stop treatment unless you
are told to.
The following side effects have also been reported in patients with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):
Pneumonia and bronchitis (lung infection). Tell your doctor if you notice any
of the following symptoms: increased sputum production, change in sputum
colour, fever, chills, increased cough, increased breathing problems
Bruising
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
thrush (candidiasis) in the oesophagus
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
sleeping problems or feeling worried, over-excited and irritable. These
effects are more likely to occur in children
joint pains
indigestion
level of sugar (glucose) in your blood may be increased
the way steroids are produced by your body may be affected when using
Flixotide. This is more likely to happen if you use high doses for a long
period of time. This can cause:
- children and young people to grow more slowly
- something called ‘Cushing’s syndrome’. This happens when you have
too much steroid in your body and it can cause thinning of your bones
and eye problems (such as cataracts and glaucoma which is high
pressure in the eye)
Your doctor will help stop this happening by making sure you use the lowest
dose of steroid which controls your symptoms.
Although the frequency is not known, the following side effects may also occur:
depression, feeling restless or nervous. These effects are more likely to
occur in children
nosebleeds
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if:
after 7 days of using Flixotide your shortness of breath or wheezing does
not get better, or gets worse
you or your child is on high doses of inhaled steroid and become unwell
with vague symptoms such as tummy ache, sickness, diarrhoea, headache
or drowsiness. This can happen during an infection such as a viral infection
or stomach upset. It is important that your steroid is not stopped suddenly
as this could make your asthma worse and could also cause problems with
the body’s hormones.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5

How to store Flixotide
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Store in a dry place to protect from moisture. Do not store above 30°C.
Do not use Flixotide after the expiry date which is stated on the carton
’Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month
Store the Accuhaler in the foil wrapper until you are ready to use it for the
first time. Once opened, the foil wrapper should be discarded.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

66Further
information
Contents
of the pack and other Information
7
What Flixotide contains
The active substance is fluticasone propionate
The other ingredient is lactose.
What Flixotide looks like and contents of the pack
The plastic Accuhaler device is provided in a sealed foil wrapper.
It is a two-tone orange, circular accuhaler, with a dose counter counting down
from 60 to 0. To show when the last 5 blisters have been reached the number
appears in red. When the counter shows ‘0’ the Accuhaler is empty and should
be disposed of.
Each blister contains 500micrograms of the active ingredient fluticasone
propionate, mixed with lactose monohydrate (which acts as a 'carrier').
The fine powdered medicine in each blister is inhaled into the lungs using the
Accuhaler.
Manufactured by: Glaxo Wellcome Production, Evreux, France.
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence
holder: B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip, Middlesex,
HA4 0NU, UK.
Flixotide 500micrograms Accuhaler,
PL No: 18799/2086

POM

Leaflet date:20.05.2015
Flixotide and Accuhaler are registered trademarks of the GlaxoSmithKline
group of companies.

Package Leaflet: Information for the user

If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or
planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

®

Fluticasone 500micrograms
®
Accuhaler
(fluticasone propionate)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
it again.
If you have any further questions, ask
your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for
you only. Do not pass it on to others. It
may harm them, even if their signs of
illness are the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, nurse or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

1

What Fluticasone is and what it is used for

Fluticasone Accuhaler is a plastic inhaler device containing a foil strip with 28
or 60 blisters. Each blister contains 50, 100, 250 or 500micrograms of the
active ingredient fluticasone propionate.
Fluticasone propionate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids
(often just called steroids). A very small dose of steroid is needed when it is
inhaled. This is because it is inhaled straight to your lungs.
Fluticasone works by reducing swelling and irritation in the lungs. They have
what is called an ‘anti-inflammatory action’.
Fluticasone helps to prevent asthma attacks in people who need regular
treatment. This is why they are sometimes called ‘preventers’. They need to be
used regularly, every day.
Fluticasone will not help treat sudden asthma attacks where you feel
breathless.
A different medicine is used for treating sudden attacks (called a ‘reliever’).
If you have more than one medicine, be careful not to confuse them.
2

What you need to know before you use Fluticasone

The name of your medicine is Fluticasone
500micrograms Accuhaler, but it will be
referred to as Fluticasone or Fluticasone
Accuhaler throughout the remainder of this
leaflet. This product is also available in other
strengths.

Do not use Fluticasone:

What is in this leaflet:
1 What Fluticasone is and what it is used
for
2 What you need to know before you use
Fluticasone
3 How to use Fluticasone
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Fluticasone
6 Contents of the pack and other
information

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking Fluticasone if:

If you are allergic to fluticasone propionate or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in Section 6)
Do not use Fluticasone if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure,
talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Fluticasone.

you have ever been treated for tuberculosis (TB)
you are using Fluticasone at the same time as taking steroid tablets. Also if
you have just finished taking steroid tablets. In both cases, you should
carry a steroid warning card until your doctor tells you not to carry one
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist before using Fluticasone.
Other medicines and Fluticasone
Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a
prescription. This includes herbal medicines. Remember to take this medicine
with you if you have to go into hospital.
In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
a type of antiviral medicine known as a ‘protease inhibitor’ (such as
ritonavir)
medicines used to treat fungal infections (such as ketoconazole)
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before using Fluticasone.
Using Fluticasone with food and drink
You can use Fluticasone at any time of day, with or without food.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Driving and using machines
Fluticasone is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools or
machines.
Fluticasone contains lactose
Fluticasone contains lactose (a type of sugar). If you have been told by your
doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars (have an intolerance to
some sugars), talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
3

How to use Fluticasone

Fluticasone comes in four different strengths. Your doctor will have decided
which strength you need. Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has
told you. Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Using this medicine
The medicine in Fluticasone should be inhaled using a special kind of inhaler
called an Accuhaler.
Make sure that you have one and can use it properly
Instructions on how to use the inhaler are given as a step-by-step guide
You should be able to taste the powder on your tongue if you have taken it
correctly
It takes a few days for this medicine to work and it is very important
that you use it regularly
Adults and Children over 16 years of age
Mild asthma
The usual starting dose is 100micrograms twice a day
Moderate to severe asthma
The usual starting dose is 250 to 500micrograms twice a day
The most taken should be 1000micrograms twice a day
Children (4 to 16 years of age)
The usual starting dose is 50micrograms twice a day
The most taken should be 200micrograms twice a day
Fluticasone Accuhaler 250micrograms and Fluticasone Accuhaler
500micrograms are not recommended for children 16 years and under.
It is recommended that children being treated with steroids, including
Fluticasone Accuhaler have their height checked regularly by their doctor. Your
doctor may give you a Fluticasone Accuhaler of a higher strength if your dose
is increased.
If you are using high doses of an inhaled steroid for a long time you may
sometimes need extra steroids for example during stressful
circumstances such as a road traffic accident or before an operation.
Your doctor may decide to give you extra steroid medicines during this
time.
Patients who have been on high doses of steroids, including Fluticasone
Accuhaler for a long time, must not stop taking their medicine suddenly
without talking to their doctor. Suddenly stopping treatment can make

you feel unwell and may cause symptoms such as vomiting, drowsiness,
nausea, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, low blood sugar level and
fitting.

Instructions for use
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist should show you how to use your inhaler.
They should check how you use it from time to time. Not using the
Fluticasone Accuhaler properly or as prescribed may mean that it will not
help your asthma as it should.
The Accuhaler is provided in a sealed foil wrapper. The wrapper provides
protection from moisture and should only be opened when you are ready
to use it for the first time. Once opened the foil wrapper should be
discarded.
The Accuhaler device holds blisters containing Fluticasone as a powder.
There is a counter on top of the Accuhaler which tells you how many doses
are left. It counts down to 0. The numbers 5 to 0 will appear in red to warn
you when there are only a few doses left. Once the counter shows 0, your
inhaler is empty.
Do not use your inhaler more often than the doctor told you to. Tell your doctor
if your medicine does not seem to be working as well as usual, as your chest
problem may be getting worse and you may need a different medicine.
Your doctor may have told you to take more than this as an emergency
treatment if your wheezing or breathing gets very bad. It is very important that
you keep to your doctor’s instructions as to how many blisters to take and how
often to use your inhaler.
Using your inhaler
Inside the carton, your Accuhaler is provided in a sealed foil
wrapper. To open this wrapper, tear along the jagged edge,
then remove the Accuhaler, and throw the wrapper away.
If you have trouble tearing the foil, do not use scissors or any
other sharp objects as you may harm yourself or the Accuhaler.
Ask someone to help you.

1

2

To open your Accuhaler, hold the
outer case in one hand and put
the thumb of your other hand on the
thumbgrip. Push your thumb away
from you as far as it will go.
You will hear a click.
This will open a small hole in the
mouthpiece.

3

Hold your Accuhaler with the
mouthpiece towards you. You can
hold it in either your right or left hand.
Slide the lever away from you as far
as it will go. You will hear a click. This
places a dose of your medicine in the
mouthpiece.
Every time the lever is pulled back
a blister is opened inside and the
powder made ready for you to inhale. Do not play with the lever
as this opens the blisters and wastes medicine.

4

Hold the Accuhaler away from your mouth, breathe out as
far as is comfortable. Do not breathe into your Accuhaler.

5

Put the mouthpiece to your
lips; breathe in steadily and
deeply through the Accuhaler with
your mouth, not through your nose.
Remove the Accuhaler from your
mouth. Hold your breath for about
10 seconds or for as long as is
comfortable. Breathe out slowly.

6

To close the Accuhaler, slide the
thumbgrip back towards you, as
far as it will go. You will hear a click.
The lever will return to its original
position and is reset.
Your Accuhaler is now ready for you
to use again.
Afterwards, rinse your mouth with
water and spit it out.

Cleaning your Accuhaler
Wipe the mouthpiece of the Accuhaler with a dry tissue to clean it.
If you use more Fluticasone than you should
If you use more than you should, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
It is important that you take your dose as stated on the pharmacist’s label or as
advised by your doctor. You should not increase or decrease your dose without
seeking medical advice.
If you forget to use Fluticasone
Take the next dose when it is due.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
If you stop using Fluticasone
Do not stop treatment even if you feel better unless told to do so by
your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor,
nurse or pharmacist.
4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
If you notice any of the following serious side effects, stop using this
medicine and talk to your doctor straight away. You may need
urgent medical treatment.
allergic reactions (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) - the signs include skin
rashes, redness, itching or weals like nettle rash or hives
severe allergic reactions (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) – the signs
include swelling of your face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may
cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing, itchy rash, feeling faint and light
headed and collapse
your breathing or wheezing gets worse straight after using your inhaler

Other side effects include:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
thrush in the mouth and throat
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
sore tongue or throat
hoarseness of voice
Problems with your mouth and throat can be reduced by doing certain things
straight after inhaling your dose. These are brushing your teeth, rinsing your
mouth or gargling with water and spitting it out. Tell your doctor if you have
these problems with your mouth or throat, but do not stop treatment unless you
are told to.
The following side effects have also been reported in patients with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):
Pneumonia and bronchitis (lung infection). Tell your doctor if you notice any
of the following symptoms: increased sputum production, change in sputum
colour, fever, chills, increased cough, increased breathing problems
Bruising
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
thrush (candidiasis) in the oesophagus
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
sleeping problems or feeling worried, over-excited and irritable. These
effects are more likely to occur in children
joint pains
indigestion
level of sugar (glucose) in your blood may be increased
the way steroids are produced by your body may be affected when using
Fluticasone. This is more likely to happen if you use high doses for a long
period of time. This can cause:
- children and young people to grow more slowly
- something called ‘Cushing’s syndrome’. This happens when you have
too much steroid in your body and it can cause thinning of your bones
and eye problems (such as cataracts and glaucoma which is high
pressure in the eye)
Your doctor will help stop this happening by making sure you use the lowest
dose of steroid which controls your symptoms.
Although the frequency is not known, the following side effects may also occur:
depression, feeling restless or nervous. These effects are more likely to
occur in children
nosebleeds
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if:
after 7 days of using Fluticasone your shortness of breath or wheezing
does not get better, or gets worse
you or your child is on high doses of inhaled steroid and become unwell
with vague symptoms such as tummy ache, sickness, diarrhoea, headache
or drowsiness. This can happen during an infection such as a viral infection
or stomach upset. It is important that your steroid is not stopped suddenly
as this could make your asthma worse and could also cause problems with
the body’s hormones.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5

How to store Fluticasone
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Store in a dry place to protect from moisture. Do not store above 30°C.
Do not use Fluticasone after the expiry date which is stated on the carton
’Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month
Store the Accuhaler in the foil wrapper until you are ready to use it for the
first time. Once opened, the foil wrapper should be discarded.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

66Further
information
Contents
of the pack and other Information
7
What Fluticasone contains
The active substance is fluticasone propionate
The other ingredient is lactose.
What Fluticasone looks like and contents of the pack
The plastic Accuhaler device is provided in a sealed foil wrapper.
It is a two-tone orange, circular accuhaler, with a dose counter counting down
from 60 to 0. To show when the last 5 blisters have been reached the number
appears in red. When the counter shows ‘0’ the Accuhaler is empty and should
be disposed of.
Each blister contains 500micrograms of the active ingredient fluticasone
propionate, mixed with lactose monohydrate (which acts as a 'carrier').
The fine powdered medicine in each blister is inhaled into the lungs using the
Accuhaler.
Manufactured by: Glaxo Wellcome Production, Evreux, France.
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence
holder: B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip, Middlesex,
HA4 0NU, UK.
Fluticasone 500micrograms Accuhaler,
PL No: 18799/2086

POM

Leaflet date:20.05.2015
Fluticasone and Accuhaler are registered trademarks of the GlaxoSmithKline
group of companies.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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