Serious and Rare Reactions to Fluticasone and Salmeterol

Side Effects of Fluticasone and Salmeterol to Report

There are a number of side effects of fluticasone and salmeterol that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Breathing problems that are becoming worse
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • A very fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar
  • Agitation, aggression, anxiety, or restlessness
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Eye problems, including glaucoma or cataracts
  • A frequent or severe infection of any type
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
     

Less Common Side Effects of Fluticasone and Salmeterol

There are some other fluticasone and salmeterol side effects that occur less frequently. These fluticasone and salmeterol side effects occur in 1 percent to 3 percent of people. It is difficult to tell whether these side effects are actually caused by the fluticasone and salmeterol medicine or factors unrelated to the medication.
 
Some of these less common fluticasone and salmeterol side effects include:
 

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Fluticasone and Salmeterol

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the fluticasone and salmeterol side effects explained above. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking fluticasone and salmeterol. Also let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right" during treatment with this medicine. While it may not be a side effect of fluticasone and salmeterol, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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