Salmeterol xinafoate / Fluticasone propionate Evohaler

It is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Fluticasone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the lungs.

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What is this medication​​​ used for

It is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Fluticasone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the lungs. 

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Dosage and How​​ to Use

This medication should be used on a regular schedule to get optimal benefits. 

1. Before first use of the inhaler, it has to be primed. Remove the mouthpiece cover, shake it well and press the canister to release a few puffs in the air until a fine mist is seen.

2. Shake the inhaler before each use. Hold the inhaler upright with your thumb on the base below the mouthpiece.

3. Remove the mouthpiece cover. Breathe out through your mouth as far as is comfortable (away from the inhaler). Do not breathe in again yet.

4. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth between your teeth. Close your lips around the mouthpiece and form a tight seal.

5. Start to breathe in through your mouth, timing it to coincide with pressing down on the canister to release a puff of medicine. Do this while breathing in deeply and steadily.

6. Hold your breath and remove the inhaler from your mouth. Continue holding your breath for as long as is comfortable.

7. If another puff is required, wait about 30 seconds before repeating steps 2 to 6.

8. Wipe the mouthpiece with a clean dry tissue and replace the mouthpiece cover.

9. Rinse your mouth with water.

Missed a D​​ose

Take the dose as soon as you remember and then continue to take it as one normally would. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose that is missed and administer the next dose at the usual time. Do not double or increase the dose without your doctor's advice.

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Side Effects, ​​Precautions, Contraindication

What possible side effects may it​ cause?

This medication is generally well-tolerated. Headache, hoarseness of voice, cough, and fungal infection of mouth & throat can occur. Some of these side effects are less likely to occur if you rinse your mouth after each use.

What precautions shoul​​d I take?

Do not stop or suddenly reduce your dose of Seretide. This could make your breathing worse.  Avoid contact with eyes.

If your asthma, wheezing, or tightness in the chest gets worse, tell your doctor.

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Handling a​​​nd Storage

Store at room temperature not exceeding 30 degree celsius. Keep in a cool, dry place away from moisture, heat and direct sunlight. 


Additiona​​l Information

Class of drugs/Indica​​tion/Disease

Antiasthmatic

Generic name of me​dication

Salmeterol xinafoate/fluticasone propionate

Associated brand name​​s (if any)

Seretide® 

Dosage form(s) av​​ailable

Pressurised inhalation suspension

Amount of active ingredie​nt

25mcg/50mcg; 25mcg/125mcg; 25mcg/250mcg


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