How to Use Seretide
Seretide taken twice per day, everyday, will let you get on with everyday things.
includes a dose counter so you always know when to get your next inhaler.
Use with a spacer
- To coordinate pressing the inhaler and breathing in
- To help the medicine get to the lungs
- To reduce side effects
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Even if you're feeling better, keep taking Seretide twice a day, every day, as prescribed by your doctor
Asthma is like an iceberg
The asthma symptoms that are obvious are the tip of the iceberg, but underwater a lot more is going on. Seretide is a daily maintenance medication that works to prevent asthma attacks and help control your symptoms so even after your symptoms have improved, itís still really important to take Seretide regularly.
- Combining two types of medication in Seretide, Inhaled Corticosteroids and Long-Acting Bronchodilators gives control of both inflammation and airway constriction
- Note: Seretide should not be used to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing. If you get this sort of attack you must use a quick acting inhaler (e.g. Ventolin), also known as a reliever puffer. Always carry your blue Ventolin® reliever inhaler with you.
- Inhaled corticosteroids work to reduce lung inflammation. They are not the same as anabolic steroids some body-builders may use to build up their muscles and increase strength
- It's a myth that the longer you take your medications, the more medication you'll need
- If you feel you are getting breathless or wheezy more often than normal, or you are using your reliever inhaler more than usual, you should go to your doctor
- Most people taking this medicine have no problems. But as with all medicines, a few people may find that it causes side effects. If you have any of the following symptoms soon after taking Seretide, STOP taking this medicine and tell your doctor immediately:
- Sudden wheeziness and chest pain or tightness
- Swelling of eyelids, face or lips
- Lumpy skin rash or "hives" anywhere on the body
Also tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Headache, muscle cramps, skin rash or trembling, increase in pulse rate or irregular heartbeat
Very rarely the person taking the medicine may feel anxious, have disturbed sleep or notice an increased irritability (mainly in children).
Consult your doctor if you are worried about yourself or your child.
This is not a complete list of side-effects. If you have any other unexpected effects or symptoms that you do not understand, tell your doctor or pharmacist.