Seretide Diskus 50 mcg / 100 mcg
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|Generic For||Advair Diskus|
|Generic Name||Fluticasone and Salmeterol Inhalation Powder, pre-dispensed BP|
Seretide Diskus 50 mcg/100mcg is a prescription treatment for adults, adolescents, and children aged four years and over with asthma. It should be given where the use of a combination product is appropriate. The medicine contains two medicines Salmeterol and Fluticasone propionate to help prevent breathing problems caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma medication can cause a significant reduction in the number of flare-ups of COPD symptoms. You must use it regularly as per your doctor’s advice. This will make sure; your asthma medication will work properly in controlling asthma symptoms or COPD. It helps to stop episodes of breathlessness and to wheeze. It is not effective in case you develop a sudden asthma attack. If that happens, you need to use your reliever medicine such as salbutamol as prescribed your doctor. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that helps to widen the airways in the lungs. This makes it easier for you to breathe in and out. The medicine stays in the system for at least twelve hours. The second active ingredient of the medicine is Fluticasone propionate, a corticosteroid which reduces swelling and irritation in the lungs.
Ask your doctor whether Seretide Diskus 50 mcg/100mcg is safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Before using it, let your doctor know about your medical conditions. Including kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.
The most common side effects of Seretide Diskus are nausea, respiratory tract infection, nausea, vomiting, headaches, hoarseness of voice, cough, sore throat, increased heart rate, and musculoskeletal pain. If you get these side effects, do not discontinue treatment, without discussing without your doctor. You can prevent some of these side effects by rinsing your mouth and throat with water and brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other side effects as well that can cause severe complications. Speak to your doctor if you are concerned about the side effects of your asthma medication.
Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use Seretide Diskus. The effect of this asthma medication may be noticeable after a few days of initiating the treatment while the full effects will be seen after a few weeks of regular usage. So, it is important to take the drug even if you have no symptoms. Discontinuation of the treatment may make your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma medication is not effective in relieving sudden asthma attacks. Seretide Diskus is a long-acting drug and is effective as maintenance treatment of asthma. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick inhaler or reliever medication to reduce sudden asthma attack. To get the benefit from the medicine, make sure you are using the right technique to use the inhaler; otherwise, it does not work well.