Fluticasone Salmeterol Alcohol Interaction

Fluticasone Salmeterol Alcohol

Fluticasone Salmeterol is the generic name given to a drug used to treat asthma, long term treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients. It may be also used for other diseases.

It is recommended that you do not drink when using this drug as severe dizziness may occur.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

Do not take this drug if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or to milk proteins, if you are having an asthma attack or severe breathing problems, chest tightness, cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, if you are using an inhaled bronchodilator such as formoterol or salmetrol, if you are taking an azole antifungal, HIV protease inhibitor or a macrolide antibiotic.

Side Effects

Less serious side effectsare diarrhea, dizziness, headache, mild muscle or bone pain, nausea, nervousness, throat irritation, tremor or vomiting. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, hoarseness behavior changes, blurred vision, chest pain, choking, fast or irregular heartbeat, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet. There are many more serious side effects that one should be aware of. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other type of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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