Seretide 50Mcg/100Mcg Accuhaler
- Seretide 50/100 Accuhaler is a combination drug that relieves symptoms like shortness of breath, tightness in chest, wheezing, coughing etc. that occur in case of asthma.
- This medicine should not be given to patients under 4 years old. It is used to manage asthma but does not work for sudden, severe asthma attacks.
What is Seretide used for?
Seretide Accuhaler 100/50 is a combination preventer drug for reversible obstructive airways disease. This combination therapy is for long-term asthma management in adults and children.
- Using a corticosteroid and a bronchodilator
- Patients with asthma who use inhaled corticosteroids but still have symptoms
- The use of a bronchodilator starting with a short-acting beta-agonist, as an alternative to using higher doses of corticosteroid.
Seretide Accuhaler 100/50 is inappropriate for relieving a severe asthma attack because the dose of the corticosteroid medication is not high enough.
Seretide Accuhaler 100/50 also treats moderate to severe COPD requiring a beta-agonist (bronchodilator) but with enduring symptoms.
Seretide Accuhaler 100/50 is a combination of medications that work together to allow better control of asthma to prevent symptoms, prevent exacerbations of asthma or COPD, and improve lung function.
How does Seretide work?
- Seretide Accuhaler 100/50, on the other hand, contains a combination of two medications with different modes of action used for controlling reversible obstructive airways disease in asthma and COPD.
- Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid and ant-inflammatory drug that blocks one of the underlying mechanisms of asthma, Inflammation, by interfering with the release of the chemicals involved in Inflammation in the airways after contact with an asthma trigger such as an allergens or irritants in the air.
- This minimizes airway inflammation and swelling. Salmeterol xinafoate is a long-acting beta2-agonist and bronchodilator that helps to relax the muscles of the small airways of the lungs – bronchioles – in order to increase the diameter of the airways.
- This loosens bronchospasm, providing relief of the chest tightness, wheezing and dyspnea for up to 12 hours. The combination of fluticasone and salmeterol enhances lung function while relieving asthma symptoms and exacerbations.
Seretide 50mcg100mcg Accuhaler Dosage
If you miss a dose, inhale it as soon as possible. If your next dose is coming up soon, skip the missed one. Don’t take extra pills to make up for the missed dose.
In case of overdose, either seek emergency medical nursing or contact the doctor.
Seretide 50mcg100mcg Accuhaler’s Side Effects
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty in breathing
- Frequent urination
What is Seretide 50mcg/100mcg Accuhaler?
Seretide 50mcg/100mcg Accuhaler is a combination medication used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
It contains two active ingredients, fluticasone propionate (50mcg) and salmeterol (100mcg), which work together to help control and prevent symptoms of these respiratory conditions.
How does it work?
Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation in the airways, while salmeterol is a long-acting beta-agonist that helps to relax the muscles in the airways, making it easier to breathe.
How do I use the Accuhaler?
The Accuhaler is an inhalation device. You should follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Typically, you inhale the medication by placing the mouthpiece between your lips and inhaling deeply. It’s important to rinse your mouth with water after each use to reduce the risk of developing oral thrush.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double up to make up for a missed dose.
|Salmeterol + Fluticasone propionate
|50 Mcg and 100 Mcg
|Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
|1 Accuhaler/s, 2 Accuhaler/s, 3 Accuhaler/s