Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)
What is Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone) used for?
Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone) is given to patients suffering from asthma to help prevent asthma attacks. This medication is also used to help prevent shortness of breath and wheezing occurring as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It contains two active ingredients, salmeterol and fluticasone. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by helping the muscles of the airways to relax, which helps to make breathing easier. Fluticasone is a type of corticosteroid, which helps to prevent the release of a substance that causes inflammation of the airways. This medication is not intended for use as a quick relief inhaler.
How should I use Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)?
Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone) rotacaps are inhaled orally. The Rotahaler, which is included with the medication, should be used to administer the medication. Patients should follow the instructions carefully when administering the medication. The inhaler should be inserted into the mouth and the contents inhaled. The exact dosage required may vary for each patient, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. It is important to consult your physician so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)?
Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
This medication may also cause other more serious side effects to occur, such as a rapid pounding heartbeat, tremors, pain in the chest, green or yellow mucus, changes in vision, such as blurred vision, sores in the mouth or severe signs of asthma.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication should not be used as a quick relief inhaler as it is only suitable for preventing asthma attacks, and not treating them.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.