Seroflo 250 Multihaler
- Manufacturer : Cipla Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : Advair Multihaler
- Generic Brands : Salmeterol / Fluticasone propionate
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler is used for preventing and controlling asthma symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease symptoms. These symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and chest tightness. It prevents breathing difficulties during exercise.
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler is a combination of two medicines: Salmeterol and Fluticasone. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Fluticasone is a steroid which stops the release of certain natural substances that cause inflammation (swelling) in the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.
Common side effects of Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler are sinus infection, dizziness and migraine headaches. In most cases, these side effects are minor and don't require treatment. Certain side effects, however, are serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately. Some of these are high blood pressure, rapid heart rate and worsening of breathing problems.
Use alternate medicines and avoid this medicine if you are allergic to it, using other medicines like long-acting beta-agonist medicine, azole anti-fungal or macrolide antibiotic. This medicine needs to be taken with extra precautions if you have asthma and have frequent asthma attacks.
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler is available as a dry powder inhaler that releases a powdered form of the drug. Your dosage will be determined by the doctor based on your medical condition. If you miss a dose use the medication as soon as you remember, then wait 12 hours before using the medication again. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.
Check the label for directions before use. Hold the multihaler by the base and open the mouth piece cover. Slide the knob until you a hear a click. Place the mouthpiece between your lips and breath in deeply. Remove the multihaler and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler contains a combination of two medications that work by different mechanisms of action to control obstructive airways disease in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Fluticasone in Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler is a corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory medication that blocks Inflammation, one of the underlying causes of asthma. This is a preventer medication and works by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals released in the airways in response to asthma trigger, such as allergens or irritants in the air, reducing inflammation and swelling of the airways.
Salmeterol is a long-acting beta2-agonist and bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles of the small airways of the lungs (bronchioles) to widen the airways.
This reduces bronchospasm (constriction or the airways) relieving symptoms of asthma such as tightness of the chest, wheezing and shortness of breath and provides relief for up to 12 hours.
Fluticasone and salmeterol in Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler are delivered in a dry powder form directly into the bronchioles of the lung and work together to improve lung function, and to reduce symptoms and exacerbations of asthma.
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
You should not use Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler if you:
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler is a combination medication used for the regular long-term treatment and management of reversible obstructive airways disease, such as asthma, for people where a combination medication is considered appropriate.
This includes: patients already using a combination medication, or using an inhaled preventer medication but are not adequately controlled and are still having symptoms, or patients using a reliever medication as needed, to treat symptoms of asthma, but are not adequately controlled. Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler should not be used for severe asthma or as a “reliever” for asthma attack.
Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler is also used for treatment of moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a non-reversible obstructive airways disease. The combination of medications in Seroflo 50mcg/250mcg Multihaler work together to provide better control of asthma to protect against symptoms, prevent exacerbations of asthma or COPD and improve lung function.
You should store your Seroflo below 25°C in a cool dry place.