Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)
What is Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone) used for?
Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) is an inhalable bronchodilator used to treat patients suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication relaxes the lungs and airways allowing easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well. Note that this medication is only meant to prevent attacks from occurring and should not be used in the effects of an asthma attack. Always keep an emergency inhaler on hand for this type of situation.
How should I use Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)?
Seroflo (Slameterol/Fluticasone) is normally administered twice daily, but your particular instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the inhaler, opening the mouthpiece, exhaling deeply, placing the mouth securely over the mouthpiece, and pressing down on the canister while inhaling deeply to draw the medicine into the lungs. Hold your breath for twenty seconds or as long as is comfortable for you before exhaling to allow the medicine to be absorbed. If you have not used the medication for several days it may be necessary to prime the inhaler by pointing it away from your face and operating the canister until one spray is dispensed.
What are the side effects of Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)?
As with any medical treatment, the use of Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are insomnia, tremors, high blood sugar levels, low potassium levels, chest pain, trouble breathing, or deterioration of the symptoms being treated. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to stop more health problems from occurring.
Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) should not be used by patients who are allergic to salmeterol, fluticasone, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis or an infection affecting the lungs as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.