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Seroflo 50 Inhaler

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Product introduction

Seroflo 50 Inhaler 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 that 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.

Benefits of Seroflo Inhaler

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Seroflo 50 Inhaler can help prevent the onset of an asthma attack if it is taken before exercise or exposure to some “triggers”. These may include house dust, pollen, pets, and cigarette smoke. This medicine will allow you to exercise more freely without worrying about getting symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It allows you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of Seroflo Inhaler

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Seroflo

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

How to use Seroflo Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Seroflo Inhaler works

Seroflo 50 Inhaler 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 Seroflo 50 Inhaler. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Seroflo 50 Inhaler 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Seroflo 50 Inhaler 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

What if you forget to take Seroflo Inhaler?

If you miss a dose of Seroflo 50 Inhaler, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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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 Seroflo 50 Inhaler can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Seroflo 50 Inhaler may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

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Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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Chest choked, severe cough, facing difficulty in breathing,allergy from soil particles. All this is repeated again and again after 25-30 days. Already taking amoxycilin 625 MG but now no effect. Please suggest remedy.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Take seroflo inhaler 2puffs BDGet chest X Ray n PFT
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
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FAQs

Q. What is Seroflo 50 Inhaler prescribed for?

Seroflo 50 Inhaler is prescribed to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma. The symptoms may include wheezing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.

Q. Can I stop taking Seroflo 50 Inhaler when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Seroflo 50 Inhaler. If you stop taking Seroflo 50 Inhaler, your symptoms may come back and may lead to serious complications. Take your medicine as advised by your doctor.

Q. Will Seroflo 50 Inhaler 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 Seroflo 50 Inhaler?

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.

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References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Fluticasone And Salmeterol (Inhalation Route). [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedlinePlus. Fluticasone and Salmeterol Oral Inhalation. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Fluticasone propionate/formoterol fumarate dihydrate. Cambridge, UK: Bard Pharmaceuticals Limited; 2018. [Accessed 24 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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