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    Seretide, Advair

    Product Name :   Seretide (Also sold under the brand name Advair)
    Product Type :   Serevent (salmeterol xinafoate) and Flixotide (fluticasone propionate) in one MDI inhaler.
    Packaging and Product :   Each dose contains 25 micrograms (mcg) salmeterol (as xinafoate) and 50, 125 or 250 mcg fluticasone propionate.
    Seretide 50 (salmeterol [as xinafoate] 25µg, fluticasone propionate 50µg)
    Seretide 125 (salmeterol [as xinafoate] 25µg, fluticasone propionate 125µg)
    Seretide 250 (salmeterol [as xinafoate] 25µg, fluticasone propionate 250µg)

    Manufacturer :   GlaxoWellcome
    Product Classification :   Prescription Medication

     

    Brand Names

    Seretide is also marketed under the brand name Advair in the US

    Seretide / Advair. MDI or Diskus®(has a combination of Serevent® and Flovent® in one inhaler).

    Seretide (Advair) contains SereventTM (salmeterol xinafoate) and FlixotideTM (fluticasone propionate) in one MDI inhaler.

    Salmeterol xinafoate is one of a group of medicines called bronchodilators. It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs. This helps to open the airways and makes it easier for air to get in and out of the lungs. The effects of salmeterol xinafoate last for at least 12 hours.

    When it is taken regularly it helps the small air passages to remain open.

    Fluticasone propionate is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Corticosteroids are used to treat breathing problems because they have an anti-inflammatory action. Corticosteroids also help to prevent attacks of asthma.

    Fluticasone propionate should not be confused with other steroids such as anabolic steroids misused by some athletes and taken as tablets or injection.

    When you take these two ingredients together regularly they will both help to control your breathing difficulties

    Seretide (Advair) inhaler contains a suspension of salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate in CFC-free propellant, HFA 134a. The medicine is contained in a pressurised can, with a mouthpiece and an 'actuator'. Each time the actuator is pressed a dose of the medicine is released. Each can contains 120 doses of the medicine. Each dose contains 25 micrograms (mcg) salmeterol (as xinafoate) and 50, 125 or 250 mcg fluticasone propionate.

    How your medicine works

    Salmeterol xinafoate is one of a group of medicines called bronchodilators. It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs. This helps to open the airways and makes it easier for air to get in and out of the lungs. The effects of salmeterol xinafoate last for at least 12 hours.

    When it is taken regularly it helps the small air passages to remain open.

    Fluticasone propionate is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Corticosteroids are used to treat breathing problems because they have an anti-inflammatory action. Corticosteroids also help to prevent attacks of asthma.

    Fluticasone propionate should not be confused with other steroids such as anabolic steroids misused by some athletes and taken as tablets or injection.

    When you take these two ingredients together regularly they will both help to control your breathing difficulties.

    What is Seretide (Advair) Inhaler used for

    Your doctor has chosen this medicine to suit you and your condition. Seretide inhaler is used to help with breathing problems in people who need regular treatment.

    It is very important that you use your Seretide inhaler every day, as instructed by your doctor. This will help you to keep free of symptoms throughout the day and night.

    Seretide (Advair) inhaler should not be used to relieve a sudden attach of breathlessness or wheezing.

    If you get this sort of attack you must use a quick acting inhaler (eg. VentolinO) also known as a reliever puffer.

    If you feel you are getting breathless or wheezy more often than normal, or you are using your inhaler more than usual, you should go to your doctor.


     

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