Seretide Accuhaler (60 doses)
Seretide Accuhaler is a popular long-term treatment for people with obstructed airways - in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Aimed at controlling asthma and its symptoms, Seretide Accuhaler prevents exacerbations of asthma or COPD, and ultimately improves lung function.
Seretide Accuhaler prevents the production of natural substances that cause irritation and inflammation in the airways. This opens airways in the lungs allowing for easier breathing.
Seretide Accuhaler should not be used for the initial management of asthma, as it is a combination therapy. Therefore, it should only be used if your current medication is failing to control your asthma.
Seretide Accuhaler should not be used to treat acute asthmatic symptoms.
Seretide Accuhalers available:
Seretide Accuhaler 100/50mcg (60 doses)
Seretide Accuhaler 250/50mcg (60 doses)
Fluticasone propionate (100/250mcg) Š—– a corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory, used as an asthma prevention medication
Salmeterol xinafoate (50mcg) Š—– a long-acting bronchodilator that relieves bronchospasm, together as a dry inhalation powder
Lactose (which contains milk protein)
The dose you use (number of inhalations) and how often you take it depends on the severity of your asthma and your age. Consult your doctor for your individual dosage information.
Side effects may include:
Sore throat or tongue
Hoarseness or throat irritation and contusion in the skin (bruising)
Tachycardia (rapid heart beat)
Tremor (shaky or tense feeling)
Palpitations, mouth or throat irritation and muscle cramps
Do not use Seretide Accuhaler if you:
Are allergic to any of the ingredients
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Have tuberculosis of the lung or other long term lung infection
Consult your doctor before using Seretide Accuhaler if you are a diabetic or are taking other medication.