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Seretide 50mcg/500mcg Accuhaler


Overview

Introduction

Seretide 50mcg/500mcg Accuhaler is a combination of two medicines that opens the airways and makes it easier to breathe. It is used in the treatment of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked).

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may get worse. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (reliever). To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, fungal infections in the mouth, headache, hoarseness of voice, sore throat, cough, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, and increased heart rate. If you get there, do not stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can help prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them. In general, you should be trying to avoid situations that make your asthma worse (your triggers) and try not to smoke.

Ask your doctor whether it’s safe to take this medicine if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Side effects of Seretide Capsule

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Increased heart rate

How to use Seretide Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Seretide Capsule works

Seretide 50mcg/500mcg Accuhaler is a combination of two medicines: Salmeterol and Fluticasone Propionate. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Fluticasone Propionate is a steroid. It works by stopping the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Seretide 50mcg/500mcg Accuhaler. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Seretide 50mcg/500mcg Accuhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Seretide 50mcg/500mcg Accuhaler is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing. 
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium level as low oxygen level in the blood (hypoxia) and medicines such as Seretide 50mcg/500mcg Accuhaler can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Seretide 50mcg/500mcg Accuhaler may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

Patient Concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
hi i am PATIENT am pregnant (15 weeks) currently suffering from cough and cold and hyperthoriod, doctor suggest to take seritide accuhaler 250 mg and ptu 50 mg for cough and thyorid it is safe during pregnency.
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Seretide is steroid. should not be taken for a very long time. You can use the thyroid medication
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Seretide when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Seretide. If you stop taking Seretide, your symptoms may come back and may lead to serious complications. Take your medicine as advised by your doctor.

Q. Will Seretide be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If symptoms are not getting relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Seretide?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Seretide prescribed for?

Seretide is prescribed to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma. The symptoms may include wheezing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.

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References
  1. Mayo Clinic. Fluticasone And Salmeterol (Inhalation Route). [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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