Seroflo
DESCRIPTION

Seroflo is an inhalation medication prescribed to treat chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma.

How It Works

Seroflo contains a combination treatment of salmeterol and fluticasone. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It’s a drug that can relax the smooth muscles of the bronchi in the lungs so they expand, allowing air to pass through without obstructions. Fluticasone is a steroid and a decongestant. It can clear airways of mucus that may cause breathing difficulties. As a steroid, fluticasone can also reduce inflammation caused by breathing difficulty.

In combination, these two medications are highly effective in treating conditions like asthma marked by breathing difficulties. Seroflo is available as an inhaler to prevent the onset of certain breathing-difficulty associated symptoms.

Uses

Seroflo is primarily prescribed to treat reversible obstructive airways diseases, which includes asthma. Seroflo inhalations should be taken on a continuous basis to prevent and lessen the severity of asthma attacks. Seroflo does not relieve asthma attacks once they occur. It is a preventive medication, not one that “cures” asthma.

Seroflo is prescribed for mild to moderate cases of asthma and moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication is not known to be prescribed for severe cases of asthma.

Dosage

Seroflo inhalers are sold in 25/250mg of the combination medication. A doctor will prescribe how frequently and when you should use the inhalator.

Use Seroflo inhalers exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the inhaler more times than prescribed. Doing to will cause higher doses of the combination medication to enter your body, which may cause irreversible harm.

Seroflo is prescribed according to a dosage schedule. It’s important to follow this schedule exactly for the treatment to work.

Keep in mind that Seroflo is a preventive medication. Do not use the inhaler when an asthma attack is occurring. It may cause the condition to get worse. Seroflo improves lung function and reduces symptoms of chronic respiratory obstruction diseases only with continual use for a prescribed duration.

Read the instructions provided with the packaging to learn how to use the Seroflo inhaler properly. You will have to remove the mouthpiece cover and gently shake the device before use. Press down on the button to deliver doses of the combination medication.

Side Effects

Salmeterol and fluticasone in Seroflo inhaler may cause the following side effects:

Sore throat or tongue (possibly caused by candida/thrush infection)
Hoarseness
Mouth or throat irritation
Bruising or contusions in the skin
Headache
Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
Tremors
Shaky or tense feeling
Heart palpitations
Muscle cramps
Pneumonia (in patients with COPD)

Precautions

Do not use if you are allergic to salmeterol, fluticasone or any other ingredients in Seroflo.

Seek medical advice before using Seroflo if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Seroflo inhalers may increase blood glucose levels in diabetic patients.

Self-Care

Do not use your Seroflo inhaler when an asthma attack is underway. Your doctor will prescribe a short-acting inhaler to use when an attack is occurring. Do not mix the two inhalers.

Practice how to use the inhaler properly. If taking deep inhalations is difficult, you can use a spacer device.

You must dedicate yourself to a prescribed asthma management plan for the treatment to be effective.

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