What is SERETIDE accuhaler used for?

What is SERETIDE accuhaler used for?

SERETIDE is used to help with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in people who need regular treatment. Asthma is a condition affecting the lungs. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and cough.

What is the difference between SERETIDE evohaler and accuhaler?

You’ll find the ‘Evohaler’ performs just like a normal inhaler, whereas the ‘Accuhaler’ is a circular inhaler containing dry powder – you may find this easier to use, as you don’t have to synchronise your breathing with pressing the button.

Can I use SERETIDE everyday?

You must use your Seretide inhaler regularly every day, usually twice a day but sometimes reducing to once a day if your asthma is well controlled. You should always follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding when to use your inhaler and how many inhalations you should use each day.

Who can take SERETIDE?

Seretide (50 micrograms salmeterol and 500 micrograms fluticasone propionate) is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of patients with COPD, with a FEV1 <60% predicted normal (pre-bronchodilator) and a history of repeated exacerbations, who have significant symptoms despite regular bronchodilator therapy.

Is SERETIDE for severe asthma?

A standard inhaler designed for people with moderate to severe asthma. Used regularly and correctly, Seretide Evohaler can ease asthma symptoms and prevent asthma attacks.

Is SERETIDE harmful?

The following common side effects may occur when taking SERETIDE; soreness in the mouth, throat or tongue, hoarseness, headache, muscle cramps, pain in joints, increase in heart rate, pneumonia.

Is Seretide used for severe asthma?

Seretide 50 microgram/100 micrograms strength is not appropriate in adults and children with severe asthma; it is recommended to establish the appropriate dosage of inhaled corticosteroid before any fixed-combination can be used in patients with severe asthma.

What happens if I stop taking SERETIDE?

Do not stop or suddenly reduce your dose of Seretide. This could make your breathing worse. In addition, if you suddenly stop taking Seretide or reduce your dose of Seretide this may (very rarely) cause you to have problems with your adrenal gland (adrenal insufficiency) which sometimes causes side effects.

Who should not take Seretide?

Seretide 50/100 Diskus – One inhalation twice a day • Seretide is not recommended for use in children below 4 years of age. Your symptoms may become well controlled using Seretide twice a day. If so, your doctor may decide to reduce your dose to once a day.

How many times a day can I take SERETIDE?

The usual dose is two puffs from your inhaler twice a day. Children 4 years and older: The usual dose is two puffs from your SERETIDE MDI 50/25 (50 micrograms of fluticasone propionate and 25 micrograms of salmeterol) twice a day.

How strong is SERETIDE?

SERETIDE Inhaler 25 mcg/250 mcg: Each single actuation provides salmeterol xinafoate equivalent to 25 micrograms of salmeterol and 250 micrograms of fluticasone propionate. Aerosol inhaler, metered dose.

Can I stop taking Seretide?

Do not stop taking Seretide or reduce the dose of Seretide without talking to your doctor first. Seretide should be inhaled through the mouth into the lungs. You may not be able to taste or feel the powder on your tongue, even if you have used the Accuhaler correctly.

Is Seretide for mild asthma?

In general inhaled corticosteroids remain the first line treatment for most patients. Seretide is not intended for the initial management of mild asthma.

Is SERETIDE good for asthma?

Seretide is normally referred to as a ‘preventer’ or ‘controller’ inhaler as it helps to prevent symptoms such as breathlessness in asthma and COPD. It can also help to reduce the chances of having an asthma attack.