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Composition for AZROL

Salmeterol(25 mcg)

food interaction for AZROL

alcohol interaction for AZROL

pregnancy interaction for AZROL

lactation interaction for AZROL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Azrol 25mcg inhaler at a fixed time.
Avoid Azrol 25mcg inhaler with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Azrol 25mcg inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for AZROL

Salmeterol(25 mcg)

Uses

Azrol 25mcg inhaler is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd).

How it works

Azrol 25mcg inhaler belongs to a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Rash, Headache, Decreased potassium level in blood, Insomnia, Muscle cramp, Tachycardia, Tremor

SUBSTITUTES for AZROL

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  • SEROBID CFC 25 MCG INHALER
    (120 MDI inhaler in packet)
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    Rs. 1.35/MDI of inhaler
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    Rs. 162.50
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Expert advice for AZROL

  • Do not inhale a double dose to make up for a missed one.
  • Do not use salmeterol during an attack of asthma or COPD. Your doctor will prescribe a short-acting inhaler to use during attacks.Do not stop using salmeterol without talking to your doctor.
  • If you suddenly stop using salmeterol, your symptoms may worsen.
  • Do not take salmeterol, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salmeterol, Always activate and use the inhaler device in a level, horizontal position. Do not try to use a spacer device with salmeterol.
  • To prepare the device for use, open the protective foil pouch and remove the inhaler device. Hold the device in one hand. Use the thumb of the opposite hand to push the thumb grip as far away from you as it will go. The mouthpiece will appear and snap into position.
  • Hold the device in a level, flat position with the mouthpiece toward you. Use your thumb to slide the lever away from you as far as it will go. You should hear a click. The device is now ready for use.
  • Do not close or tilt the device, play with the lever, or move the lever more than once. You may accidentally release or waste a dose.

Frequently asked questions for AZROL

Salmeterol

Q.Is salmeterol a steroid inhaler/ a bronchodilator/ beta blocker?
Salmeterol belongs to a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is not a steroid; however it is available in combination with steroids as an inhaler. It is not a beta blocker

Q.Is salmeterol the same as albuterol/ salbutamol/ Ventolin /Advair/ Seretride/ Esiflo 250?
Salmeterol (also available as Seretride, Esiflo 250) is different from salbutamol (also known as albuterol, Ventolin). Advair is brand name for salmeterol and fluticasone combination

Q.How quickly does salmeterol work?
Salmeterol will not work quickly enough to relieve an asthma attack that has already started; it is used for prevention of asthma attack. Your doctor may prescribe another inhaler (a shorter-acting bronchodilator), if you get an attack

Q.Is salmeterol licensed for COPD?
Salmeterol is licensed for the treatment of COPD

Q.Does Seretide stunt growth/ hoarseness/ increased blood pressure/ weight gain?
Salmeterol (Seretide) is not known to cause stunt growth/ hoarseness/ increased blood pressure/ weight gain. However, if you experience such side effects please consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)