This page should be read as well as the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) that came with your medicine.
If you have any questions or concerns about your medicine, please speak to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
What is Sametec Airmaster and what is it used for?
Sametec Airmaster is a dry powder inhaler that contains two medicines, salmeterol and fluticasone propionate:
- Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which helps the airways in the lungs to stay open
- Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid which reduces swelling and irritation in the lungs
You have been prescribed this medicine to help prevent breathing problems such as:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Sametec Airmaster helps to prevent breathlessness and wheezing but it should not be used to relieve an attack of breathlessness or wheezing. If you are having a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing, you need to use a fast-acting ‘reliever’ (‘rescue’) inhaler, such as salbutamol. You should always have your fast-acting ‘rescue’ inhaler with you.
Do not use Sametec Airmaster if you are allergic to salmeterol, fluticasone propionate or to the other ingredient lactose monohydrate.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Sametec Airmaster if you have:
- Heart disease, including an irregular or fast heartbeat
- Overactive thyroid gland
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes mellitus (Sametec Airmaster may increase your blood sugar)
- Low potassium in your blood
- Tuberculosis (TB) now or have had in the past, or have other lung infections
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse before using Sametec Airmaster if you are:
- Taking, or have recently taken or might take, any other medicines
- Pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby
- This medicine should not be used in children under 12 years of age
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you and check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Use your Sametec Airmaster every day until your doctor advises you to stop. Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Do not stop taking Sametec Airmaster or reduce the dose of Sametec Airmaster without talking to your doctor first.
If your asthma or breathing gets worse tell your doctor straight away.
This page should be read as well as the Patient Information Leaflet for Sametec Airmaster. A copy of the Patient Information Leaflet will come with your Sametec Airmaster inhaler. If you have any other questions or concerns, please speak to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, Sametec Airmaster can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. To reduce the chance of side effects your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose of this combination of medicines to control your asthma or COPD.
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 the Patient Information Leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via www.hpra.ie or at www.clonmelhealthcare.ie. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.