Seroflo Inhaler 25 mcg /125 mcg (120 mdi)
Advair Inhaler Alternative
|Generic For||Advair Inhaler|
|Strength||25 mcg + 125 mcg (120 mdi) Inhaler|
|Generic Name||Salmeterol + Fluticasone Propionate|
Seroflo Inhaler 25 mcg/125 mcg (Fluticasone)
Seroflo inhaler is an effective combination that provides symptomatic relief and prevents chronic bronchitis, asthma, and chronic disease of the pulmonary gland. The inhaler comprises of two pharmaceutical active ingredients Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol. Fluticasone, a corticosteroid, is an anti-inflammatory component, whereas Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that treats constriction of the airways. The combination drug provides better control of asthma to protect against symptoms, prevent exacerbation of asthma or chronic obstructive disease and decrease inflammation in the lung by releasing the chemicals that open up the constricted tube.
What is Seroflo inhaler used for?
Seroflo inhaler 25 mcg 125 mcg contains a combination of two medications that works differently to control asthma symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The inhaler is a formulation, which is used to relieve airway spasm, wheezing, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath and provide relief for up to 12 hours. It should not be used for severe asthma or an asthma attack that has already begun.
How does Seroflo inhaler work?
Both the drug works together to relieve the symptoms of wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath, better than either Fluticasone or Salmeterol taken on its own.
The drug Fluticasone propionate is a synthetic, trifluorinated corticosteroid with antipruritic, antiallergic and anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents the release of certain substances in the body that causes inflammation.
Salmeterol is a selective beta adrenoreceptor agonist, which inhibits the release of certains chemicals like histamine, leukotriens, prostaglandin D2 and GM-CSF in concentration dependent manner.
What does Seroflo inhaler contain?
Seroflo inhaler contains Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol as the main active ingredients. Each metered dose contains 125 mcg of Fluticasone Propionate and 25 mcg of Salmeterol.
What are the side effects of Seroflo inhaler?
Some common side effects of Seroflo inhaler, include mild fever, nausea, bleeding of the nose, tightness in the chest, cough, vomiting, stuffy nose, hoarseness in the voice, sneezing, sores on the lips or mouth, and sinus pain.
The most commonly reported side effects of Salmeterol are given below:
- Shaking hands
- Inability to sleep
- Low potassium levels in blood
- Very fast heart rate
What medications interact with Seroflo inhaler?
Seroflo inhaler 25 mcg 125 mcg may have an effect on working with other drugs, and other drugs may have an effect on the mechanism of action of Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol.
Please tell your doctor, if you are taking or have recently taken any other drugs, including drugs obtained without a prescription.
The following medicines should be avoided, in the case doctor prescribes you Seroflo inhaler to avoid possible drug interactions.
- Sympathomimetics drugs
When should Seroflo inhaler not be used?
- Seroflo inhaler should not be used in patients with a known hypersensitivity to Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol
- It is not suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women
- The inhaler is not indicated for patients with tuberculosis of the lung or other lung infection
- It is not recommended for diabetic patients
- Do not use it if you have pre-existing cardiovascular disease, high levels of thyroid hormone, or heart rhythm abnormality
How should Seroflo inhaler be used?
Use Seroflo inhaler by taking two puffs twice daily, morning and evening. The amount of dosage that you need to take to relieve COPD and asthma symptoms will depend on your condition and age. After analyzing all these factors, your physician will recommend the best therapeutic dose. Carefully follow all the instructions provided with your Seroflo inhaler:
- Firstly remove the mouthpiece and gently shake the inhaler
- Breathe out to make yourself comfortable and then place the mouthpiece in your mouth
- Press down on the inhaler to release the dose of the combination medicine while still breathing in until your lungs are full, and then hold your breath for a few seconds
- Then, remove the inhaler and breathe normally
- Replace the mouthpiece cover
- Rinse your mouth after every use
How long should you use Seroflo inhaler?
Always remember, the inhaler dose does not work immediately, it is a long term medication that may take up to a week to start to work and may take several weeks before you feel some improvement. Use your Seroflo inhaler on a regular basis to attain maximum relief and continue for as long as recommended by your physician.
Missed dose of Seroflo inhaler
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is near and take the next dose at the scheduled time.
How should Seroflo inhaler be stored?
Seroflo inhaler should be stored at room temperature. Keep it in a dry place away from heat and moisture. Keep the inhaler away from the reach of children and pets.