Seretide. 60 doses 50mkg.500 mcg
Seretide. 60 doses 50mkg./500 mcg
Seretide WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Seretide contains two active ingredients salmeterol and fluticasone:
Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. Bronchodilators Contributing airways to remain open. This eases entry and exit of air. The effect lasts for at least 12 hours.
Fluticasone is a corticosteroid that reduces swelling and irritation of the walls of the small air passages in the lungs.
Your doctor has prescribed this medicine to help prevent respiratory problems such as:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease / COPD /
Seretide helps to prevent the onset of shortness of breath and wheezing. The drug does not work in case you currently have an attack of breathlessness or wheezing. In these cases you should use fast-acting inhalation medication such as salbutamol.
Do not use Seretide if:
Are allergic to ksinafoat salmeterol, fluticasone propionate or Norfluran
Take special care with Seretide
Your doctor will monitor your treatment more closely if you have any of the following conditions:
Cardiovascular disease, including arrhythmias and heart rate
High blood pressure
Low levels of potassium in the blood
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding, tell this to your doctor before you start taking Seretide. The doctor will decide whether this period is an appropriate treatment with Seretide.
DRIVE AND USE MACHINES
Seretide is not expected to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Seretide
Each dose of Seretide contains up to 12.5 mg lactose. Usually the amount of lactose in drug does not cause problems for people with lactose intolerance.
How to use Seretide
Seretide every day as prescribed until your doctor tells you to stop.
Adults and adolescents over 12 years:
One inhalation twice daily
Children from 4 to 12 years:
Seretide 50/50 - one inhalation twice daily
Seretide is not recommended for use in children less than 4 years
Seretide 50/500 - One inhalation twice daily.
If your symptoms are well controlled for use of Seretide twice a day, your doctor may decide to reduce the dose of an inhaled daily. The dose can be changed to:
One inhalation in the morning if you have symptoms at night
One inhalation in the morning if you have symptoms during the day.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Allergic reactions: you may notice a sudden worsening breathing after taking Seretide. May occur wheezing and coughing. You may notice itching and swelling. If you experience any of these symptoms or if they occur suddenly after taking Seretide, tell your doctor immediately.
Very common - headache, increased number of colds has been reported in patients with COPD
Common - fungal infection of the mouth and throat, tremors, rapid or irregular heartbeat, muscle spasms
The following adverse reactions have also been reported in patients with COPD:
pneumonia and bronchitis, bruising and fractures, inflammation of the sinuses, reducing potassium levels
Uncommon - rash, rapid heartbeat
Very rare - difficulty breathing or wheezing that get worse soon after taking Seretide.
The active ingredients are 50 mg and 500 mg salmeterol fluticasone propionate
The other ingredient is lactose monohydrate.