Seroflo Inhaler 120 Md (Fluticasone + Salmeterol)
Also known as: Advair
Active ingredient: Fluticasone + Salmeterol
Packaging Type: Inhaler
Manufacturer : Cipla
Product Code: PR10285
What is Seroflo Inhaler 120 Md?
Seroflo Inhaler 120 Md is a combination medicine which is used to relieve airway spasm, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough and wheezing. It is prescribed in bronchoconstrictive diseases like asthma, COPD, and exercise induced spasm.
Class and Mechanism of Action
Seroflo Inhaler contains combination of Salmeterol and Fluticasone. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator belonging to the group of beta2-adrenergic agonists. It stimulates an enzyme called intracellular adenyl cyclase which increases the conversion of cyclic AMP. Increased cAMP inhibits the mast cell mediators thus reducing inflammation. It relaxes the smooth muscles in the bronchial wall and allows dilation of the air passages.
Fluticasone is a corticosteroid and inhibits the inflammatory reaction by blocking the synthesis and release of inflammatory substances.
Looking after Seroflo Inhaler 120 Md
Store it in a cool and dry place away from the reach of children. Do not use after 6 weeks of opening the pack.
How to take Seroflo Inhaler 120 Md?
Activate the inhaler. Inhale through the mouth. Do not exhale into the inhaler.
The typical dose is 2 inhalations twice daily. Consult your doctor for your dose.
Consult your doctor right away.
If it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose or else take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Rinse mouth after inhalation. Use with caution in cases of cardiac rhythm anomalies, bone density issues, diabetes, thyrotoxicosis, tuberculosis and hypokalaemia.
Possible Side Effects
- Throat irritation
- Candida infection (Mouth and throat)
- Hoarseness of voice
- Upper or lower respiratory tract infections
- Muscle cramps
- Agitation, nervousness
- Dry mouth or throat
When should Seroflo Inhaler 120 Md not be used?
Active infections, tuberculosis, status asthmaticus, children under 12 years of age, hypersensitivity to the drug
How long should you take Seroflo Inhaler 120 Md?
As long as prescribed