What is a Seretide Evohaler?
Seretide is an asthma inhaler to be taken daily to discourage the symptoms of asthma from arising. In addition to a Seretide Evohaler, you should have a reliever inhaler in case your symptoms arise.
How does a Seretide Evohaler work?
Seretide contains two active ingredients, salmeterol and fluticasone propionate.
Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. It helps the airways in the lungs stay open, which makes it easier for air to get in and out. The effects of salmeterol last for 12 hours.
Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid which reduces swelling and irritation in the lungs.
How do you take a Seretide Evohaler?
Use your Seretide Evohaler daily. The doses are as follows:
- Seretide Evohaler 25/50 – 2 puffs twice a day
- Seretide Evohaler 25/125 – 2 puffs twice a day
- Seretide Evohaler 25/250 – 2 puffs twice a day
As with other inhalers, hold your breath for ten seconds after inhaling from your inhaler. This helps to ensure that you are getting the maximum benefits of your inhaler. For more information on proper inhaler use, click here.
How effective is a Seretide Evohaler?
Seretide Evohaler is a clinically proven way of managing your asthma symptoms. However, you should still have a reliever inhaler such as Ventolin or Salbutamol in case your asthma symptoms arise despite your daily use of preventer inhalers.
What are the main side effects of a Seretide Evohaler?
Like all medicines, Seretide Evohaler can cause side effects. These side effects are typically mild to moderate, but only last a short duration. The most common side effects of Seretide Evohaler are:
- Thrush in the mouth
- Sore throat and hoarse voice
For more information, please see the patient information leaflet.