Hi. I've just been prescribed this inhaler in place of Fostair. I was diagnosed with COPD in 2010 after initial confusion as to whether I had Asthma. The tests confirmed COPD not Asthma. Reading the package leaflet it tells me this inhaler is SPECIFICALLY for Asthma! It doesn't even mention COPD!
In addition the leaflet says "talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using" the inhaler if:
a) you are diabetic - I am!
b) you have high blood pressure - I have had and take medication for it (Amlodipine and Bendroflumethiazide);
c) Diuretics - I understand Bendroflumethiazide is a diuretic.
My doctor isn't available until next Monday and we have a Dispensory not a Pharmacist. This is a rural area.