Questions and answers

Is Seretide an accuhaler?

Is Seretide an accuhaler?

SERETIDE is available as a dry powder device called an ACCUHALER and a Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) also known as an” inhaler”. 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.

What is Seretide evohaler?

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.

What are the side effects of Seretide accuhaler?

Common side effects occurring in more than 1% of patients prescribed Seretide accuhaler include:

  • Hoarseness.
  • Headache.
  • Soreness of the throat or tongue.
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Increase in heart rate.

Is Seretide a reliever or preventer?

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.

Is Seretide 250 for severe asthma?

Seretide 25 micrograms/50 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.

Can 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.

What is stronger than Seretide?

According to the UK drug giant, Symbicort single-inhaler therapy not only offers a more effective treatment option than Seretide but, as it requires fewer inhalers, it is also simpler for patients to use, potentially boosting compliance.

Can you use Seretide and Ventolin together?

The medicine in the Ventolin or Seretide inhalers hasn’t been affected. So, it won’t have harmed you to have been taking them, other than not getting the right dose of medicine you need.

What happens if you stop taking Seretide?

Is Seretide inhaler a steroid?

SERETIDE contains two medicines, fluticasone propionate and salmeterol xinafoate. Fluticasone propionate belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids, frequently called ‘steroids’. They are not ‘anabolic steroids’ which are the steroids sometimes misused by athletes.

What is the name of the purple inhaler for asthma?

Seretide® (salmeterol and fluticasone). This is a purple-coloured inhaler.

Can you overdose on Seretide inhaler?

There are no data available from clinical trials on overdose with Seretide, however data on overdose with both drugs are given below: The signs and symptoms of salmeterol overdose are dizziness, increases in systolic blood pressure, tremor, headache and tachycardia.