Viani Diskus forte 50 mikrogram/500 mikrogram/dos Inhalationspulver, avdelad dos

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Bipacksedel Bipacksedel (PIL)


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Aktiva substanser:
flutikasonpropionat; salmeterolxinafoat
Tillgänglig från:
GlaxoSmithKline AB
INN (International namn):
fluticasone propionate; salmeterol
50 mikrogram/500 mikrogram/dos
Inhalationspulver, avdelad dos
flutikasonpropionat 500 mikrog Aktiv substans; salmeterolxinafoat 72,5 mikrog Aktiv substans; laktosmonohydrat Hjälpämne
Receptbelagda typ:
Salmeterol och flutikason
Förpacknings: Inhalator, 60 doser; Inhalator, 2 x 60 doser; Inhalator, 3 x 60 doser; Inhalator, 10 x 60 doser; Inhalator, 28 doser
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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Viani Diskus mite 50 microgram/100 microgram/ dose inhalation powder, pre-dispensed

Viani Diskus 50 microgram/250 microgram/ dose inhalation powder, pre-dispensed

Viani Diskus forte 50 microgram/500 microgram/ dose inhalation powder, pre-dispensed

[To be completed nationally]

salmeterol/fluticasone propionate

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine

because it contains

important information for you.

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,

even if their symptoms and signs of illness are the same as yours.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side

effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet

What Viani is and what it is used for

What you need to know before you use Viani

How to use Viani

Possible side effects

How to store Viani

Contents of the pack and other information


What Viani is and what it is used for

Viani contains two medicines, salmeterol and fluticasone propionate:

Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. Bronchodilators help the airways in the lungs to stay

open. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. The effects last for at least 12 hours.

Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid which reduces swelling and irritation in the lungs.

The doctor has prescribed this medicine to help prevent breathing problems such as:


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Viani Diskus, at a dose of 50/500 micrograms,

reduces the number of flare ups of COPD symptoms.

You must use Viani every day as directed by your doctor. This will make sure that it works properly

in controlling your asthma or COPD.

Viani helps to stop breathlessness and wheeziness coming on. However Viani should not be used

to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing. If this happens you need to use a fast-

acting ‘reliever’ (‘rescue’) inhaler, such as salbutamol. You should always have your fast-

acting 'rescue' inhaler with you.


What you need to know before you use Viani

Do not take Viani:

If you are allergic to salmeterol, fluticasone propionate or to the other ingredient lactose


Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor before using Viani if you have:

Heart disease, including an irregular or fast heart beat

Overactive thyroid gland

High blood pressure

Diabetes mellitus (Viani may increase your blood sugar)

Low potassium in your blood

Tuberculosis (TB) now or in the past, or other lung infections

Contact your doctor if you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances.

Other medicines and Viani

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other

medicinesincluding medicines for asthma or any medicines obtained without a prescription. This is

because Viani may not be suitable to be taken with some other medicines.

Tell your doctor if you are taking the following medicines, before starting to use Viani:

blockers (such as atenolol, propranolol and sotalol).

blockers are mostly used for high blood

pressure or other heart conditions.

Medicines to treat infections (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole and erythromycin) including

some medicines for HIV treatment (such as ritonavir, cobicistat-containing products). Some of

these medicines may increase the amount of fluticasone propionate or salmeterol in your body.

This can increase your risk of experiencing side effects with Viani, including irregular heart beats,

or may make side effects worse. Your doctor may wish to monitor you carefully if you are taking

these medicines.

Corticosteroids (by mouth or by injection). If you have had these medicines recently, this might

increase the risk of this medicine affecting your adrenal gland.

Diuretics, also known as ‘water tablets’ used to treat high blood pressure.

Other bronchodilators (such as salbutamol).

Xanthine medicines. These are often used to treat asthma.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask

your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine

Driving and using machines

Viani is not likely to affect your ability to drive or use machines.

Viani contains lactose

Viani Diskus contains up to 12.5 milligrams of lactose monohydratein each dose. The amount of

lactose in this medicine does not normally cause problems in people who are lactose intolerant. The

excipient lactose contains small amounts of milk proteins, which may cause allergic reactions.


How to use Viani

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor

or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Use your Viani every day until your doctor advises you to stop. Do not take more than the

recommended dose. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Do not stop taking Viani or reduce the dose of Viani without talking to your doctor first.

Viani should be inhaled through the mouth into the lungs.

For asthma

Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over

Viani 50/100 Diskus - One inhalation twice a day

Viani 50/250 Diskus - One inhalation twice a day

Viani 50/500 Diskus - One inhalation twice a day

Children 4 to 12 years of age

Viani 50/100 Diskus - One inhalation twice a day

Viani is not recommended for use in children below 4 years of age.

For adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Viani 50/500 Diskus - One inhalation twice a day

Your symptoms may become well controlled using Viani twice a day. If so, your doctor may decide to

reduce your dose to once a day. The dose may change to:

once at night - if you have



once in the morning - if you have



It is very important to follow your doctor’s instructions on how many inhalations to take and how

often to take your medicine.

If you are using Viani for asthma, your doctor will want to regularly check your symptoms.

If your asthma or breathing

gets worse

tell your doctor straight away

. You may find that you feel

more wheezy, your chest feels tight more often or you may need to use more of your fast-acting

‘reliever’ medicine. If any of these happen, you should continue to take Viani but do not increase the

number of puffs you take. Your chest condition may be getting worse and you could become seriously

ill. See your doctor as you may need additional treatment.

Instructions for use

Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist should show you how to use your inhaler. They should check

how you use it from time to time. Not using the Viani Diskus properly or as prescribed may mean

that it will not help your asthma or COPD as it should.

The Diskus device holds blisters containing Viani as a powder.

There is a counter on top of the Diskus which tells you how many doses are left. It counts down to

0. The numbers 5 to 0 will appear in red to warn you when there are only a few doses left. Once

the counter shows 0, your inhaler is empty.

Using your inhaler

To open your Diskus, hold the outer case in one hand and put the thumb of your other hand on the

thumbgrip. Push your thumb away from you as far as it will go. You will hear a click. This will

open a small hole in the mouthpiece.

Hold your Diskus with the mouthpiece towards you. You can hold it in either your right or left

hand. Slide the lever away from you as far as it will go. You will hear a click. This places a dose

of your medicine in the mouthpiece.

Every time the lever is pulled back a blister is opened inside and the powder made ready for you to

inhale. Do not play with the lever as this opens the blisters and wastes medicine.

Hold the Diskus away from your mouth, breathe out as far as is comfortable. Do not breathe into

your Diskus.

Put the mouthpiece to your lips; breathe in steadily and deeply through the Diskus, not through

your nose.

Remove the Diskus from your mouth.

Hold your breath for about 10 seconds or for as long as is comfortable.

Breathe out slowly.

Afterwards rinse your mouth with water and spit it out, and/or brushing your teeth. This may help

to stop you getting thrush and becoming hoarse.

To close the Diskus, slide the thumbgrip back towards you, as far as it will go. You will hear a


The lever will return to its original position and is reset.

Your Diskus is now ready for you to use again.

As with all inhalers, caregivers should ensure that children prescribed Viani Diskus use correct

inhalation technique, as described above.

Cleaning your inhaler

Wipe the mouthpiece of the Diskus with a dry tissue to clean it.

If you use more Viani than you should

It is important to use the inhaler as instructed. If you accidentally take a larger dose than

recommended, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You may notice your heart beating faster than usual

and that you feel shaky. You may also have dizziness, a headache, muscle weakness and aching joints.

If you have used larger doses for a long period of time, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist

for advice. This is because larger doses of Viani may reduce the amount of steroid hormones

produced by the adrenal gland.

If you forget to use Viani

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Just take your next dose at the usual time.

If you stop using Viani

It is very important that you take your Viani every day as directed.

Keep taking it until your doctor

tells you to stop. Do not stop or suddenly reduce your dose of Viani

. This could make your

breathing worse.

In addition, if you suddenly stop taking Viani or reduce your dose of Viani this may (very rarely)

cause you to have problems with your adrenal gland (adrenal insufficiency) which sometimes causes

side effects.

These side effects may include any of the following:

Stomach pain

Tiredness and loss of appetite, feeling sick

Sickness and diarrhoea

Weight loss

Headache or drowsiness

Low levels of sugar in your blood

Low blood pressure and seizures (fits)

When your body is under stress such as from fever, trauma (such as a car accident), infection, or

surgery, adrenal insufficiency can get worse and you may have any of the side effects listed above.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. To prevent these symptoms occurring,

your doctor may prescribe extra corticosteroids in tablet form (such as prednisolone).

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.


Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. To reduce

the chance of side effects, your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose of Viani to control your asthma

or COPD.

Allergic reactions: you may notice your breathing suddenly gets worse immediately after using


. You may be very wheezy and cough or be short of breath. You may also notice itching, a rash

(hives) and swelling (usually of the face, lips, tongue or throat), or you may suddenly feel that your

heart is beating very fast or you feel faint and light headed (which may lead to collapse or loss of


If you get any of these effects or if they happen suddenly after using Viani, stop

using Viani and tell your doctor straight away

. Allergic reactions to Viani are uncommon (they

affect less than 1 person in 100).

Pneumonia (infection of the lung) in COPD patients. (Common side effect)

Tell your doctor

if you have any of the following while taking Seretide they could be symptoms of a

lung infection:

fever or chills

increased mucus production, change in mucus colour

increased cough or increased breathing difficulties

Other side effects are listed below:

Very Common (affects more than 1 person in 10

Headache - this usually gets better as treatment continues.

Increased number of colds have been reported in patients with COPD


(affects less than 1 person in 10)

Thrush (sore, creamy-yellow, raised patches) in the mouth and throat. Also sore tongue and

hoarse voice and throat irritation. Rinsing your mouth out with water and spitting it out

immediately and/or brushing your teeth after taking each dose of your medicine may help. Your

doctor may prescribe an anti-fungal medication to treat the thrush.

Aching, swollen joints and muscle pain.

Muscle cramps

The following side effects have also been reported in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary

Disease (COPD):

Bruising and fractures

Inflammation of sinuses (a feeling of tension or fullness in the nose, cheeks and behind the eyes,

sometimes with a throbbing ache)

A reduction in the amount of potassium in the blood (you may get an uneven heart beat, muscle

weakness, cramp)


(affects less than 1 person in 100)

Increases in the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood (hyperglycaemia). If you have diabetes,

more frequent blood sugar monitoring and possibly adjustment of your usual diabetic treatment

may be required.

Cataract (cloudy lens in the eye).

Very fast heart beat (tachycardia).

Feeling shaky (tremor) and fast or uneven heart beat (palpitations) - these are usually harmless

and get less as treatment continues.

Chest pain

Feeling worried (this effect mainly occurs in children).

Disturbed sleep

Allergic skin rash

Rare (affects less than 1 person in 1000)

Breathing difficulties or wheezing that get worse straight after taking Viani.

If this happens

stop using your Viani


. Use your fast-acting ‘reliever’ inhaler to help your breathing and

tell your doctor straight away

Viani may affect the normal production of steroid hormones in the body, particularly if you have

taken high doses for long periods of time. The effects include:

Slowing of growth in children and adolescents,

Thinning of the bones


Weight gain

Rounded (moon shaped) face (Cushing’s Syndrome)

Your doctor will check you regularly for any of these side effects and make sure you are taking

the lowest dose of Viani to control your asthma.

Behavioural changes, such as being unusually active and irritable (these effects mainly occur in


Uneven heart beat or heart gives an extra beat (arrhythmias). Tell your doctor, but do not stop

taking Viani unless the doctor tells you to stop.

A fungal infection in the oesophagus (gullet), which might cause difficulties in swallowing.

Frequency not known, but may also occur:

Depression or aggression. These effects are more likely to occur in children.

Blurred vision.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects

not listed in this leaflet.

You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system listed via the national

reporting system listed in Appendix V. By reporting side effects you can help provide more

information on the safety of this medicine.


How to store Viani

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton after EXP.

The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not store above 30

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to

throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.


Contents of the pack and other information

What Viani contains

Each pre-dispensed dose contains 50 micrograms of salmeterol (as salmeterol xinafoate)

and 100,

250 or 500 micrograms of fluticasone propionate.

The other ingredient is lactose monohydrate (which contains milk proteins).

What Viani looks like and contents of the pack

The Viani Diskus contains a foil strip. The foil protects the powder for inhalation from the effects

of the atmosphere.

Each dose is pre-dispensed.

The devices are packed in cartons which hold:

1 x Diskus 28 inhalations

or 1, 2, 3 or 10 x Diskus each containing 60 inhalations

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder:

[To be completed nationally]


Glaxo Operations UK Ltd (trading as Glaxo Wellcome Operations),

Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 ODJ, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0)1920 463993; Fax: +44 (0)1920 864000

Glaxo Wellcome Production

Zone Industrielle No.2, 23 Rue Lavoisier, la madeleine, 27000 Evreux, France.

Tel: +33 2 3223 5500; Fax: +33 2 3223 5558

Aspen Bad Oldesloe GmbH

Industriestrasse 32-36, 23843 Bad Oldesloe, Germany

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This leaflet was last revised in


[To be completed nationally]

[Detailed information on this medicine is available on the web site of {MA/Agency}]

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