Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)
What is Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone) used for?
Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) is an inhalable medication prescribed to treat patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Salmeterol is a bronchodilator that operates by relaxing the airways to allow easier respiration. The medication also contains the corticosteroid fluticasone which reduces swelling in the lungs. This may also make it useful for preventing asthma attacks occurring during exercise. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)?
Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The capsules should be administered with a Rotahaler or another similar device. The medication is normally administered once daily, but your particular instructions may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the dose put one capsule into the rotahaler, operate the mechanism to release the medication, exhale deeply, place your mouth firmly over the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply. It is suggested to hold your breath for ten seconds or as long as is comfortable to you before exhaling to allow the medication to be absorbed into the lungs. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Seroflo (Salmeterol / Fluticasone)?
Some patients using Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any worrying symptoms or more serious side effects such as skin rashes, tremors, chest pain, arrhythmias, trouble breathing, deterioration of asthma symptoms, or signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling, hives, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require medical assistance or alterations to your dosage to prevent further problems from occurring.
Seroflo (Salmeterol/Fluticasone) should not be used to treat children under the age of four or allergic to its ingredients. Also disclose if you have hypertension, arrhythmias, heart disease, diabetes, or thyrotoxicosis as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
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.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.