SERETIDE A/HALER 50MCG/500MCG 60 DOSES

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Seretide 500 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).

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INDICATIONS.

Asthma

Seretide is indicated in the regular treatment of asthma where use of a combination product (long- acting β2 agonist and inhaled corticosteroid) is appropriate:

– patients not adequately controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and ‘as needed’ inhaled short-acting β2 agonist

or

– patients already adequately controlled on both inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting β2 agonist

Seretide 50 microgram /100 microgram strength is not appropriate in adults and children with severe asthma.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Seretide (50 micrograms salmeterol and 500 micrograms fluticasone propionate) is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of patients with COPD.

DOSAGE.

Adults and adolescents 12 years and older:

– One inhalation of 50 micrograms salmeterol and 100 micrograms fluticasone propionate twice daily.

or

– One inhalation of 50 micrograms salmeterol and 250 micrograms fluticasone propionate twice daily.

or

– One inhalation of 50 micrograms salmeterol and500 micrograms fluticasone propionate twice daily.

Children 4 years and older:

– One inhalation of 50 micrograms salmeterol and 100 micrograms fluticasone propionate twice daily.

The maximum licensed dose of fluticasone propionate delivered by Seretide Accuhaler in children is 100 microgram twice daily.

ADVERSE EFFECTS.

Upper respiratory tract infection

Headache

Pharyngitis

Candidiasis, nonspecific site

Throat irritation

Musculoskeletal pain

Bronchitis

Upper respiratory inflammation

Viral respiratory infections

Nausea or vomiting

Cough

Sinusitis

Hoarseness or dysphonia

Fever

Diarrhea

Gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort or pain

Oral candidiasis

Muscle cramps or spasms

Malaise or fatigue

Viral GI infections

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