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Flutiform

Flutiform is a dual-action medication that’s used to prevent symptoms of asthma. It contains a steroid as well as a long-acting beta2 agonist, which helps to open up the airways and make it easier to breathe.


Flutiform is a preventer inhaler, not a reliever. It’s still possible to experience an asthma attack despite taking it, so it’s important that you also ask your doctor for a reliever such as salbutamol. You should keep the reliever inhaler on you at all times in case you experience an attack.


Flutiform should last 30 days, with 120 inhalations in each canister.



Flutiform Patient Information Leaflet

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review: 20/01/2020



This medicine isn't available to request via our online service. The only treatments that we can prescribe for asthma are Ventolin , Salamol , Salamol Easi Breathe Inhaler , Airomir , and Bricanyl . If you are still having trouble with your symptoms please visit the NHS website for services in your area.


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What is Flutiform?

Flutiform is a branded medication that’s given to patients that suffer with asthma. It’s a preventer inhaler that contains both fluticasone and formoterol fumarate.

Whilst Flutiform won’t help you during an asthma attack, you should still use it twice a day to prevent symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. It’s still possible to experience an asthma attack whilst using flutiform, so you should also have a reliever inhaler.

How does Flutiform work?

Flutiform’s two active ingredients work together to prevent certain symptoms of asthma. Fluticasone is a steroid medication, which works to relieve inflammation in the lungs, whilst formoterol fumarate is a long-acting beta2 agonist which acts as a bronchodilator to keep the airways open. Together, these actions should make it easier to breathe, and you’ll be less likely to experience an asthma attack.

Can I take Flutiform?

If you have asthma, Flutiform is a very effective treatment for the prevention of symptoms. However, there are some pre-existing conditions that might mean that it’s unsuitable for you. If you’ve been diagnosed with any of the following conditions, or are suspected of having them, please visit your GP to discuss treatment options and whether you can still take Flutiform:

  • Allergic to any ingredients
  • Current or past tuberculosis
  • Lung infection
  • Chest infection
  • Heart problems
  • Aneurysm
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Overactive thyroid gland
  • Low levels of potassium
  • Poor adrenal gland function
  • Liver problems

Some of these conditions might mean that taking Flutiform could be potentially dangerous for you. If you have any concerns at all, your GP will be able to tell you whether you can use Flutiform to control your asthma and prevent symptoms.

You should also tell your doctor if you’re due to have an operation, or if you’re under extreme stress. These two situations may mean that you need extra steroid medications to control your asthma.

Does Flutiform interact with any other medicines?

Flutiform, like many other medicines, has the potential to interact with other drugs. These can range from mild interactions to potentially dangerous ones. All of the known interactions with Flutiform are listed below:

  • Aminophylline
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungal medications
  • Antihistamines
  • Antipsychotics
  • Atazanavir
  • Beta blockers
  • Beta-agonists
  • Beta-antagonists
  • Cobicistat
  • Disopyramide
  • Diuretics
  • Indinavir
  • Levodopa
  • Levothyroxine
  • MAOIs
  • Medicines containing adrenaline
  • Nelfinavir
  • Other long-acting beta2 agonists
  • Other medicines containing steroids
  • Oxytocin
  • Phenothiazines
  • Procainamide
  • Procarbazine
  • Quinidine
  • Ritonavir
  • Saquinavir
  • Theophylline
  • Tricyclic antidepressants

The list has been alphabetised to make it easier for you to find your specific medications. If you’re unsure as to whether you’re taking any of the above, go in to your local pharmacy with a list of all medicines you take and ask the pharmacist if any of them interact with Flutiform. If they don’t, and you have none of the medical problems listed previously, it should be safe for you to take Flutiform.

Always disclose to your GP or in our patient questionnaire any and all medicines you’re already taking. This includes non-prescription medicines, herbal remedies and illegal drugs. It’s important to tell your doctor about all of these as they may have an impact on your condition, or have a dangerous interaction with the medicine you want to use to treat it.

What are the side effects of Flutiform?

Flutiform does have the potential to cause side effects, like most medicines do. However, many people find that these are only mild. Ultimately, it’s up to you and your doctor to decide whether the benefits of Flutiform outweigh the side effects and potential risks, and this might be something you don’t know until you’ve used the medicine. Some of the most common complaints associated with using Flutiform are:

  • Allergic reaction. If this happens, you should stop using the medication immediately and seek emergency help
  • Worsening of asthma. You should also stop using flutiform if this happens and consult your GP
  • Headache
  • Shaking
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Hoarse voice
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Rash

Rare side effects are available in the patient information leaflet (PIL) included with your order of Flutiform. It’s important that you read any PIL thoroughly before starting any new drug. This is to make sure that you’re aware of all of the potential side effects and risks, as well as how to take the medication. Whilst this page contains some very useful information, it shouldn’t be used as a substitute for the PIL.

It’s important to know that using steroid medications for a long time might cause the following problems:

  • Thinning of the bones
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Bruising
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Slow growth rate in children and adolescents
  • Moon shaped face
  • Effects on adrenal gland

These issues are less likely to happen with inhaled steroids in comparison to tablets, but it’s still important for you to know the risks of using medicines like Flutiform long-term.

How do you use Flutiform?

Diagrams and detailed instructions are available in the PIL, so make sure you read through this (also available at the top of the page), but the brief instructions on how to use the medicine are as follows:

If it’s your first time using the inhaler, it will need priming. This can be done by removing the mouthpiece cover and shaking the inhaler well. Release one puff of Futiform by pressing down on the aerosol canister. This should be repeated four times. You’re now ready to use the inhaler.

  • Shake the inhaler to make sure the medicine is evenly mixed
  • Sit upright (not slouching) or stand up and breathe out as far as you can
  • Place the mouthpiece between your lips
  • Breathe in slowly and deeply whilst releasing a puff of Flutiform by pressing on the aerosol canister, and breathe in even further.
  • Hold your breath for as long as you can. When you need to breathe out, don’t breathe into the inhaler
  • Repeat the process for the second inhalation.
  • After use, it might be a good idea to rinse your mouth and gargle with water to remove any residue from Flutiform. This might help to prevent side effects such as a sore throat and hoarse voice.

If you’re still not sure how to use Flutiform after reading the patient information leaflet, call in to a pharmacy where they will be able to direct you properly.

I missed a dose of Flutiform. What should I do?

You should take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time for your next dose. Never take a double-dose to make up for a forgotten one as this might increase the risk and severity of side effects.

Do I need to clean the inhaler?

Yes. You should clean your Flutiform inhaler once a week. You can do this by removing the mouthpiece cover and wiping inside and outside where your mouth sits with a clean, dry cloth. Always remember to replace the mouthpiece cover after cleaning and after each use.

How do I know when my inhaler is running out?

Flutiform comes with a counter on the inhaler which tells you how many inhalations are left in the canister. When fewer than 50 are left, the counter’s background turns red, giving you plenty of time to re-order the medication before you run out.

Each Flutiform inhaler should last 30 days, with 120 puffs in each canister. It might help to mark on a calendar when you last received Flutiform.

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