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Seroflo Multi Haler - 50mcg+500 mcg  

Salmeterol + Fluticasone Propionate
Seroflo Multi Haler - 50mcg+500 mcg

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About

Seroflo is an asthma medication containing the active ingredients, salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate. Asthma is a medical condition which causes constriction of the air passages in the lungs resulting in difficulty breathing. Breathing difficulties occur when the air passages become inflamed and swollen and the smooth muscles in the air way constrict. As the air passage swell, the muscles tighten restricting air flow further.

Salmeterol xinafoate and and fluticasone propionate, work together to treat the asthma symptoms. Fluticasone reduces inflammation in the air passages and salmeterol relaxes the muscles in the air passages.
Seroflo is a preventative medication and will not stop an asthma attack that is in progress.

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Seroflo Multi haler 50 mcg/500 mcg is prescribed to control the symptoms caused by asthma. Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and salmeterol xinafoate is a beta antagonist that provides long lasting relaxation of the smooth muscles of the air passages.

Seroflo works by stimulating the beta two receptors that relax the smooth muscles from the trachea to the bronchioles and reducing inflammation of the air passages in the lungs. The combination of active ingredients works by stopping the production inflammatory cell mediators and increases the bronchi's ability to relax the constricted smooth muscles in the air way decreasing air way swelling and irritation.

Seroflo is manufactured by Cipla, India. The US name brand is Advair Multi Haler. Seroflo  is available in the following strengths 25 mcg/125 mcg and 25 mcg/250 mcg inhalers, multihalers, and Multi Halers

Warnings and Precautions

When using Seroflo Multi Halers it is important that you follow all of your doctor's instruction. Do not exceed the recommended dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Read the enclosed medication information leaflet for all safety information.

Contact your doctor if you forget to take a dose; do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.
In case of an accidental overdose, contact your doctor immediately or seek medical attention at the nearest medical facility. Symptoms of an overdose:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling

Do not take salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate if you have any of these medical conditions without consulting with your doctor.
Do not take this medication is you have any of the following medical conditions:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial infarction or heart attack
  • Paradoxical respiration

Salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate may cause dizziness, avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how it affects you.
Don't prepare Multi Haler until ready to use it.

Store your medication in a tightly closed container out of the reach of children and pets.
Follow your doctor's dosage instructions. You should not start, stop, or change dosage of your medication without the approval of your doctor.

If you miss a dose, take is as soon as you remember; if it is almost time for the next dose skip the dose and take the next one scheduled. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed one.
If you accidently take an overdose, get immediate medical attention, even if you feel fine, an overdose could be fatal.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor what medications you take. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of drugs that should be avoided when using Seroflo.
Some drugs that can interact with salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate include:

  • Atenolol or other beta blockers
  • Boceprevir
  • Digitalis
  • Diuretics
  • HIV medications
  • Ketoconazole or other Azole antifungal medications
  • Linezolid
  • Macrolides
  • Nefazodone
  • Sympathomimetics
  • Telithromycin
  • Xanthenes

This is not a complete list of medications that could cause a react when taken with Seroflo. Your doctor or pharmacist can provide a complete list.

How to use

Follow all of your doctor's instructions for using your medication. Try to take your dose of medicine at the same time each day. This is important for two reasons: for optimal results and so you remember to take your medication every day.

Usually the prescribed amount is one or two puffs to prevent an asthma attack. Do not take more or less than the amount prescribed by your doctor.
The proper method for using your Multi Haler is:

  • Make sure the mouthpiece is clean
  • Remove the cap and hold the Multi Haler upright.
  • Shake the Multi Haler.
  • Tilt your head back slightly and breathe out.
  • Put the mouthpiece into the mouth and hold tightly with your lips.
  • Press down on the Multi Haler to release the medicine as you start to breathe in slowly.
  • Breathe in slowly for 3 to 5 seconds.
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds to allow medicine to go deeply into your lungs.
  • Repeat puffs as directed. Wait 1 minute between puffs to allow the second puff to get into the lungs better.
  • Breathe out through the nose and replace cap on Multi Haler.

Be sure you understand the proper way to use your Multi Haler to achieve optimal results.

Possible Side Effects

There is a possibility of side effects with all medications. Salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate can have mild and severe side effects that may be fatal.
Common side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Mild tremors
  • Nausea
  • Nosebleeds
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness

Tell your doctor if you have any of the common side effects. Get medical attention if they persist or get worse.

You may need to seek medical attention for the serious side effects. Serious side effects especially allergic reactions could cause death.  Symptoms of allergic and serious reactions include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Edema
  • Fever
  • Hives
  • Hypotension
  • Itching
  • Pale skin
  • Palpitations
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Urticaria

This is a partial list of possible side effects. Your doctor or pharmacist can provide a complete list.

Additional Information

SKU 925
US Brand Name Advair Multi Haler 50mcg+500 mcg
Strength 50mcg+500 mcg
Generic Name Salmeterol + Fluticasone Propionate
Manufacturer Cipla
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