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Used for the treatment of Asthma/COPD

  • Manages and controls asthma
  • Relieves breathlessness
  • Keeps the airways open
From £155.97

Seretide Accuhaler also known as Fluticasone Propionate is a medication intended to relieve symptoms of asthma such as shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, chest tightening, and COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This inhaler is not suitable for patients 12 years and below. This medicine is used for the maintenance treatment of asthma, COPD, and is not intended to cure acute or severe COPD or asthma attacks.

Seretide Accuhaler works by preventing the release of particular substances in the body leading to swelling, redness, inflammation, paint, and more. It helps by relaxing and opening blocked air passages to the lungs, enhancing air flow to the lungs and making breathing easier and much better for patients. The medicine if efficient maintenance treatment for COPD or asthma ailments.

Seretide is useful in the treatment of asthma and as maintenance medicine with guaranteed long-lasting effects. Patients were able to control breathing as patients used the inhaler as a maintenance medication. Seretide is likewise useful for treating symptomatic COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 60% of documented patients with repeated COPD attacks and have significant symptoms despite the regular bronchodilator treatment have improved breathing.

Seretide inhaler for asthma patients is used as a maintenance medicine. It inhibits symptoms of an asthma attack as wheezing, coughing, breathing difficulties, and even shortness of breath. In COPD patients it helps treat symptoms like chest tightness, breathing problems, and even shortness of breath. Always ask for competent medical advice in connection to these medicines and use only as directed by your medical doctor.

The best way to take this medication is by inhalation. Store the Seretide inhaler below 30 degrees celsius and protect it from direct sunlight. The shelf life of Seretide is 2 years.

Adults and Children 12 Years and Above:

- Inhale once of 50 mcg salmeterol and 100 mcg fluticasone propionate two times a day
- Inhale once of 50 mcg salmeterol and 250 mcg fluticasone propionate two times a day

The short term trial of the inhaler may be rendered as the maintenance treatment for adults or children 12 years and older with moderate persisting asthma attacks. The initial dose recommended is one inhalation of 50 mcg salmeterol and 100 mcg fluticasone propionate twice a day. The moment asthma is kept under control, treatment must be reconsidered. Ask your doctor if you still need to use the medication or skip it altogether. No established clear benefit has been indicated with inhaled fluticasone propionate when used for initial asthma treatment maintenance. Overall, the inhaled corticosteroids still are the first line of treatment for many COPD and asthma patients. Seretide is not for use as treatment for mild asthma. The sere tide in 50 microgram/100 micrograms dosage is not intended for use by adults and children with severe asthma attacks. It is however intended for maintenance treatment therapy for patients with severe asthma attacks.

Children 4 Years Old and Older:

- Inhale once of 50 mcg salmeterol and 100 mcg fluticasone propionate two times a day
- The maximum allowed dosage of fluticasone propionate in a Seretide inhaler for children is only 100 mcg taken twice a day.

There is no medical data pointing to the availability for use of the Seretide inhaler for children aged 4 years and below with COPD or Asthma.

Seretide Accuhaler is available in three variants with dosage:

50 microgram/100 microgram
- 50 microgram/250 microgram
- 50 microgram/500 microgram

The Seretide inhaler comes pre-dispensed. It comes in a molded plastic inhaler with a foil strip with 28-60 blister packs. Each inhaled dose contains approximately 47 mcg of Salmeterol Xinafoate, and 460 mcg of fluticasone propionate. This inhaled dose corresponds to a dose of predipensed 50 mcg of fluticasone propionate. Furthermore, each inhaled dose comes with approximately 12.5 mg of Monohydrate lactose.

Seretide just like any other asthma medicine has its fair share of adverse effects, but not all patients who tool the drug experience the same. Here are the most common side effects of Seretide:

- Cough
- Chills
- Muscle Tremors
- Fever
- Nausea
- Blurred Vision
- Runny Nose
- Frequent Urination
- Muscle Pain
- Vomiting
- White Patches around the mouth

Contact your medical doctor is any of these symptoms are experienced, recurs, or worsens. There are some reported rare side effects which are observed in a very small fraction of patients using the inhaler.

The aforesaid list of side effects is not exclusive. Refer to the exhaustive list found at the product information leaflet. Consult with your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction using Seretide.

Metal can and actuator with concave bottom fitted with a valve and plastic counter. The inhaler canister comes with a white or dirty white suspension. Always check if the surface of the inhaler can and valve are free from deformity and other defects.

This medication is only available upon presentation of a doctor’s prescription. Seretide is a prescription only medicine.

Seretide comes with active ingredients salmeterol and fluticasone propionate. Seek advice from your medical doctor before you take the medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. They will be able to assess your medical condition and balance the risks and hazards associated with taking Seretide.

Seretide must not be used in the treatment of severe and acute COPD or asthma symptoms where a short or quick acting bronchodilator is needed. Patients must be duly advised to have their inhaler used for the cure of acute asthma attacks.Serious asthma adverse effects and exacerbations can happen during treatment with this medication. Users must be asked to continue their treatment but must seek proper medical advice if their symptoms have not improved or become worse. Patients using the inhaler must be carefully assessed by a medical doctor especially for those who have heightened requirements for reliever medications such as short-acting bronchodilators.

The sudden deterioration of control in asthma patients can prove very life threatening and so patients concerned must undergo the proper medical assessment prior to using the Seretide inhaler. Important considerations must be made when increasing the intake of any corticosteroid therapy.

The moment asthma symptoms and occurrence are controlled and manages, it is important to consider reducing the dosage or Seretide. Ask your doctor about it. There must be regular review of patients who are under Seretide treatment.

For those with COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, treatment with any medication with corticosteroids must be duly instructed and the right medical attention must be made should a patient experience any symptoms deterioration with the Seretide therapy.

The treatment with Seretide must be inhibited the moment patients with asthma have lowered risk of exacerbations. The therapy must always be under direct doctor or medical health care professional supervision. Those with COPD, a cessation of treatment may also be advised with the presence of symptomatic decompensation and must be with doctor’s recommendation.

As with all medications consisting corticosteroids, Seretide should be used with caution among patients with fungal, viral, infections of the airway and active pulmonary tuberculosis. Always follow treatment as indicated in the product guide or as directed by your doctor.

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