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What is Seretide Accuhaler?
Seretide Accuhaler is known to be a combination of medicines which are used to relieve the symptoms of short breathlessness, wheezing, tightness in the chest, coughing etc. All these are the known symptoms of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This drug is not meant for the use of patients who are below the age of 12 and is used by people to maintain their condition of asthma in their day to day life. This does not instantly help an asthma patient and hence cannot be used in case of a severe attack.
This drug comes with several side effects
Listed below are some minor to major side effects caused by Seretide 50/250 Accuhaler.
- It causes Chills
- It causes one to have Blur vision
- It causes cough
- It causes difficulty in breathing
- It causes Nausea
- It causes severe headache
- It causes fever
- It causes one to urinate frequently
- It causes one to vomit
- It causes runny nose
- It causes pain the muscles
- It causes one to have white patches in the tongue and mouth
Uses of Seretide Accuhaler:
This drug is used by people who have the following condition:
- b)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Warnings of Seretide Accuhaler:
- If you are pregnant: This drug is highly not recommended for women who are pregnant. It is in highly exceptional cases that a woman can be made to take this drug. It is important to discuss all the benefits and risks of this drug with the doctor before starting to take it.
- If you are Breast Feeding: This drug in an ideal scenario is not recommended for the use of women who are breastfeeding and it is necessary to have a full-fledged discussion with the doctor before starting to use this drug. It is important to have the infant monitored to check for any undesirable side effects.
- Liver Impairment: For patients who have a history of a liver problem should take this medicine with high precaution. This drug, in this case, can worsen the situation of a person and hence requires regular monitoring. In some cases, this drug requires a suitable replacement.
- If you are a patient of Hypokalemia: Seretide Accuhaler needs to be used with caution as the patient is already running low on the potassium level. This drug if not monitored properly can worsen the situation of the patient. It is thus important to take the appropriate dosage of the medicine and in some cases, an alternate drug can work as well.
- If you have seizure disorder: For patients who have a history of seizure must consult their doctor before starting this treatment. The dosage taken by the patient needs to be suitable and appropriate so that there is no effect on the condition as such.
- If you have Thyrotoxicosis: This drug is used in patients with thyrotoxicosis with great precaution. This may require a full interaction session with the doctor so that he can enlighten the patient with the measures that need to be taken.
- Using in Pediatrics: This drug need is not recommended for children who are below the age of 12. There is no efficacy or safety of children seen while using this drug.
- It can cause growth retardation: This drug can cause growth retardation in children and is therefore necessary to avoid using in children. There are other alternatives to this drug which can be used by children.
- Candida Infection: There are different studies that show that continuous use of this drug can cause candida infection, it is therefore recommended for patients to get examined in order to check if they have a candida infection.
- If you have allergies: This drug is not meant to be used by patients who have a certain allergy to salmeterol fluticasone. This is one of the active ingredients of the drug and a patient should well test himself before taking this drug.
- For patients who suffer from status asthmaticus: This drug is a no-no for patients who suffer from status asthmaticus. This is a condition of acute asthma and is taken as a therapy for treating the condition.
Interaction of this drug with Alcohol:
It is strongly prohibited to use this drug with Alcohol. Other than reacting with Alcohol, this drug also interacts with certain drugs. They are listed as under:
Disease Interaction of this drug:
There are certain diseases that don’t interact well with this drug. Some of them are as under:
- Having cardiovascular disorder
- Having any sort of infection
- Having ocular herpes infection’
- Having Toxicities
- Having Osteoporosis
- Being Diabetic
- Having Hepatic impairment
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does this medicine take to react?
This drug takes a good time ranging from 20 to 30 minutes in order to be effective.
For how long does this drug stay active in the body of a person?
There have been no tests established as such that shows the timeline of the activity of the drug.
How does this drug react with Alcohol?
It is still unknown to see how alcohol reacts with this medicine. It is still advisable to not have excessive alcohol while taking this drug.
Is this drug addictive to have?
As such there have been no habit-forming tendencies seen by the use of this medicine.
Can pregnant women have thus medicine?
This drug is not recommended for the use in pregnant women. In some cases, if used, all the benefits and risks need to be discussed with the doctor extensively.
Can this drug be used for Breast Feeding?
It is not recommended to use this drug at the time of breastfeeding. The risks of doing so need to be discussed with the doctor while monitoring the infant closely in order to avoid any undesirable side effects from taking place.