About Seretide Accuhaler (Salmeterol/Fluticasone)
Seretide 50 Mcg/250 Mcg Accuhaler combines two drugs that open the airways and make breathing easier. It is used to treat asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a lung disease in which airflow is blocked).
This medicine may become noticeable after a few days, but it will peak after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly for the effects to last, so continue to take it even if you have no symptoms. It means he’s doing his job. Do not use to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If you have an asthma attack, use a quick-relief inhaler (a laxative). To benefit from this medicine, you need to make sure that inhaler technology is used correctly. Otherwise, it will not work correctly.
Directions for Use
Seretide Acuraza: 100/50 250/50 500/50
Shuruitai MDI: 50/25 125/25 250/25
Seretide Accuhaler is used to help people who need regular treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The two leading causes of asthma symptoms are bronchoconstriction (tightening of the airways’ muscles) and inflammation (swelling and irritation of the airways).
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a long-term disease that affects the lungs and is caused by chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough, chest discomfort, and sputum production. COPD symptoms are mainly caused by bronchoconstriction (muscles) respiratory tract and inflammation (swelling and irritation of the respiratory tract).
Fluticasone propionate belongs to a group called corticosteroids, commonly known as ‘steroids’. They don’t have “anabolic steroids,” which are steroids that athletes sometimes abuse.
Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties. It relieves swelling and irritation of the small walls of the lungs’ airways and makes breathing easier. Corticosteroids are generally used for the treatment of asthma and COPD.
Monkey methanol is a bronchodilator. Bronchodilators open the airways in the lungs and relieve symptoms of asthma and other lung diseases. The effect of salmeterol lasts up to 12 hours. Regular intake of fluticasone propionate and salmeterol may reduce shortness of breath.
Do not use this medicine to treat sudden shortness of breath. You will need another type of medicine, such as mentoring (salbutamol). Not to be confused with SERTIDE.
How long does it take Seretide Accuhaler to last?
Continue to take your medicine at will unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
These medicines can help control your condition, but they cannot cure it. You must continue to take your medicine even if you feel better.
If your next dose is approaching, skip the missed dose and use the next dose as needed. If not, consider using it immediately and then use it usually.
Seretide Accuhaler Dosage
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor to see if it is safe for you to take this medicine. If you suffer from kidney or liver disease, you should consult your doctor before taking it and get an appropriate dose.
You may have severe complications while taking this medicine, so contact your doctor or nearest hospital straight away.
If you forget to take this medicine, if you notice it, take it immediately. Then, when it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go with your regular dosing schedule.
Role of the mechanism
Salmeterol belongs to a class of drugs called long-acting beta-sympathomimetic agents. These drugs are generally used to treat similar symptoms.
Fluticasone relieves inflammation in the lungs and improves breathing. Salmeterol helps the muscles around the airways of the lungs to stay relaxed. This prevents symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. It makes breathing easier.
Fluticasone-salmeterol side effects
Fluticasone / Salmeterol inhalation powder does not cause drowsiness but may cause other side effects.
More frequent side effects
The side effects of this medication for adults are slightly different from those for children. All side effects, if mild, may go away within a few days or weeks. In more severe cases or if it does not go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Common side effects in adults include:
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Throat irritation
- Hoarseness, change of voice
The Acne of the mouth (fungal infection of the mouth and throat)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle and bone pain
Some of the more common side effects in the treatment of childhood asthma include:
- Ear, Nose, or Throat infection
Seretide Accuhaler Drugs interactions
Some hypotensive drugs (propranolol, mineral water tablets) should be used with caution when using the Serezido inhaler at the same time.
Medicines used to treat fungal or bacterial infections (ketoconazole, itraconazole, erythromycin) and antiviral drugs (products containing ritonavir and covirestatto) may make side effects worse. Caution is advised when using the Serezido inhaler if you take steroid pills or injections, as side effects may increase.
Seretide Accuhaler Storage
Store in a cool, dry place.
Seretide Accuhaler Warnings and Cautions
For people with heart problems, including high blood pressure: This medicine may cause chest pain, high or low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and arrhythmias. If you have heart problems, your risk may be increased.
For people with seizures: This medicine can cause seizures. If you have epilepsy symptoms, visit your doctor.
For people with thyroid problems: Thyroid problems can cause your body to process medications in different ways. Your doctor will change the dosage.
Towards diabetes: This medication can increase blood sugar levels.
For people with liver problems: The liver processes this medicine. If liver function is compromised, this medicine will stay in the body for a long time. This increases the risk of side effects. Therefore, doctors are conscientious while taking this medicine.
People with osteoporosis (weak bones): This medicine can cause reduced bone strength. If you have risk factors for osteoporosis, your doctor takes great care to make sure this medicine is safe for you.
In people with immune system problems, this medicine may increase the risk of infection. Avoid interactions with people who are having infectious diseases like chickenpox and measles.
For people with eye problems: This medicine can cause eye problems, including high pressure in the eye, glaucoma, and cataracts. Talk to your doctor if you have a history of any of these eye problems. In addition, you should have your eyesight checked regularly while taking this medicine.
Who should not take Seretide Accuhaler?
If you are pregnant, see your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Call your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking this medicine. Pregnant women who have asthma should be closely monitored. Your doctor will need to adjust your medications as needed to control your asthma symptoms.
For women who are breastfeeding: It is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk. In this case, it can cause side effects in breastfed babies. If you are breastfeeding a child, consult your doctor.
Older adults: If you are 65 years of age or older, taking this medicine for COPD may cause more severe side effects, including pneumonia. It is not clear whether older people taking this asthma medicine will react any differently from younger people.
For children: For the treatment of COPD, this medicine has not been studied in children. Therefore, do not use by children under 18 years old.
For the treatment of asthma, Advair Diskus has not been studied in infants, so it should not be used in children under four years of age. Likewise, do not use AirDuo RespiClick on children under 12 years of age because children have not been studied.
Who should not take Fluticasone/salmeterol?
Fluticasone/salmeterol inhalation powder is used for long-term treatment. It is a severe risk if not taken as prescribed. Not drinking at all worsens the symptoms of asthma and COPD. Lung function decreases, and breathing becomes difficult.
If stopped taking it suddenly: It may not feel anything at the same time right away. Finally, as the symptoms of asthma or COPD worsen, the need to use the rescue inhaler more often may arise.
If not taken on time, symptoms of asthma and COPD will worsen. It should be taken approximately 12 hours apart as prescribed. If you drink too much, the drugs in your body can reach dangerous levels. Symptoms of an overdose with this medication include:
- Worsening shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Increased heart rate
- GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd is the Manufacturer for Seretide Accuhaler (Salmeterol/Fluticasone)
Is Fluticasone salmeterol the same as seraido?
Seretide accuhaler and evohaler contain two active ingredients: a corticosteroid called fluticasone propionate and a bronchodilator called salmeterol cinnamic acid. Salmeterol is a medicine called a long-acting beta-2 agonist.
Is Seretide an oral steroid?
Corticosteroid seretide contains an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone propionate). Long-term inhaled corticosteroids, especially in high doses, may have systemic effects, but these effects are much less likely to occur than oral corticosteroids (see section 4.9 “Overdose”).