Seretide can be used as a regular asthma treatment where a long-acting bronchodilator is required for preventative use and an inhaled corticosteroid is required for short-term relief.
Its two active ingredients clear the airways and limit any inflammation in the lungs.
- Used for regular treatment of asthma
- Can be used as both a preventative inhaler and a reliever inhaler
- Choice of inhaler includes an Accuhaler or Evohaler
- Available dosages range from 50mcg to 500mcg
Free consultation with all orders (no prior-prescription required)
What are the benefits?
Many asthma patients can benefit from using a preventer treatment as it reduces the chances of an attack and limits the use of a reliever inhaler, such as Ventolin. Preventer treatments give patients peace of mind and help to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Seretide is available in two different types of inhaler, so that you can choose the most convenient for you.
The Seretide Evohaler contains the medication in a pressurised canister which requires you to push down as you inhale in order to release the medicine into your lungs. It works in a similar way to most reliever inhalers, but it has the added benefit of a counter to tell you how many doses are left. The Accuhaler holds the medication in powder form and releases a dose before inhalation, making it easier to use for some people. It has a counter which will warn you when there are only five doses left.
How does it work?
Seretide contains salmeterol xinafoate, a bronchodilator which clears the airways to facilitate breathing. Its other active ingredient is a corticosteroid known as fluticasone propionate which has anti-inflammatory properties that limit the inflammation of the lungs. The combination of both elements can lead to a big reduction in the number of asthma attacks and for some patients they can disappear altogether.
Who can use it?
Most asthma patients can safely buy Seretide without a problem as long as they are not allergic to any of the active ingredients. This includes salmeterol and fluticasone as well as lactose monohydrate in the Accuhaler and norflurane in the Evohaler. You should mention in your consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are taking any other medications or have any other illnesses, as it may not be the most effective treatment for you.
What dosages are available?
The Seretide Accuhaler is available in doses of 100mcg, 250mcg and 500mcg whilst Seretide Evohaler comes in 50mcg, 125mcg and 250mcg doses. If you choose to buy Seretide, your doctor will tell you which dose is most appropriate. Do not increase your dosage without consulting with your doctor, as the medication will not take effect for a few days.
How do you use the inhaler?
The Seretide Accuhaler has a lever to release the medication before inhaling, whereas the Evohaler is a canister which requires manual pressure during inhalation. When you receive your medication you will find a leaflet with instructions on how to use your inhaler. If you are still unsure, consult with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist as they will be able to demonstrate.
Are there any side effects?
As with all prescription medication, some patients may experience side effects from using Seretide. The most common side effects are headaches or an increased number of colds. Some people also suffer from infections to the mouth or throat, which can be prevented by brushing your teeth straight after using your inhaler.
Can I buy Seretide online?
Yes. You can buy the Seretide Accuhaler or Seretide Evohaler at euroClinix after completing a free online consultation. A doctor will then assess your condition and issue a prescription if the medication is appropriate for you. Your order will then be dispatched for free next-day delivery.
"Asthma is a condition that can cause distressing symptoms. Having the right inhaler to hand is extremely important for sufferers."
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