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Seretide inhalers are used by people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary syndrome (COPD).

In most cases, inhalers fit into one of two categories; relievers and preventers.

Relievers, such as Ventolin, are used to relieve a sudden onset of asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and tightness of the chest after exercise. Reliever inhalers usually contain bronchodilators, which quickly relieve inflammation in the lungs.

Preventers, such as Qvar and Clenil Modulite, are taken once or twice a day to prevent asthmatic symptoms from developing. Preventer inhalers often contain a long acting steroid known as a corticosteroid, which prevents inflammation from occurring in the lungs.

Seretide contains both a long acting corticosteroid, called fluticasone, and a bronchodilator called salmeterol. Together, these active ingredients prevent and relieve symptoms commonly associated with asthma and COPD. Despite this, Seretide is classed as a reliever inhaler and is taken twice a day to prevent asthmatic symptoms, such as bronchospasm, from developing.

You can buy Seretide online from Prescription Doctor's trusted online UK pharmacy. We offer a next-day discreet delivery on all orders placed through our private online doctor's service.


How do I take Seretide?

Your doctor will inform you how and when to take Seretide. It is important to take Seretide as instructed by your doctor or asthma nurse. Your doctor or asthma nurse may arrange regular appointments to review your condition and the effectiveness of your treatment.

The typical dose of Seretide is one inhalation twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening.

If you are unsure how to take Seretide, speak to your doctor.

Seretide Accuhaler directions

Seretide Accuhalers are circular devices which deliver a metered powdered dose of Seretide. Each Accuhaler holds 60 doses of Seretide.

Before you use the Accuhaler, check the small window on the Accuhaler to see how many doses are left.

  1. To open your Accuhaler, hold the dark purple portion of your Accuhaler with one hand and rotate light purple with your thumb as far as it will go. You should hear a click. This will reveal a mouthpiece and a small lever.
  2. Push the lever back until it locks into place with a click. This releases the medicine into the mouthpiece. It is important to hold your Accuhaler upright to prevent the medicine from falling out.
  3. Hold the Accuhaler away from your face and breath out until you feel the breath in. Do not breathe into your inhaler.
  4. Place the mouthpiece between your lips and breath in deeply and steadily through your mouth. Do not breathe in through your nose.
  5. Remove the Accuhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for 10 seconds.
  6. Slowly breathe out through your mouth.
  7. Close the Accuhaler by sliding the thumb grip back as far as it will go until you hear a click. Closing the Accuhaler resets the lever.

Always rinse your mouth out with water after taking your Seretide Accuhaler. Corticosteroid inhalers can increase your risk of oral thrush.

Do not attempt to dismantle or service your Accuhaler as this can damage the mechanism inside.

Do not play with the mechanism by opening and closing the Accuhaler as this wastes medicine.


Side effects and cautions of Seretide

All medicines, even those bought over-the-counter, can cause side effects. Before you take any medication, you should familiarise yourself with the supplied safety information.

Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):

  • Headache (though this subsides over time)
  • Increased number of colds (in patients with COPD)

Common side effects (may affect less than 1 in 10 people):

  • Aching, swollen joints and muscle pain
  • Muscle cramps
  • Oral thrush
  • Sore tongue, hoarse voice or throat irritation after use

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of this medicine, including a full list of side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

Alternatively, you can view the patient information leaflet online here.

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, inform your doctor or seek emergency medical attention if appropriate.

Allergic reaction

Do not take Seretide if you are allergic to fluticasone propionate, salmeterol, lactose, or any of the other excipients listed in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Seretide, stop taking the medicine and inform your doctor or go straight to the nearest accident and emergency department.

Signs of allergic reaction include:

  • Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Dry, red, cracked skin
  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Seek advice from your doctor or a pharmacist before taking Seretide if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Other safety information

Always seek your doctor's advice before buying Seretide online in the UK. Your doctor will be in the best position to speak to you about the medicine and your condition. They may also be able to give you specific practical advice on managing your condition.

Do not take Seretide past the expiry date. The expiry date is printed on the side of the packaging as well as the Accuhaler itself. The date refers to the last day of that month.

Never throw away unwanted or expired medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted to expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of it safely on your behalf.

Always keep medicine out of the sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anyone else, even if they have the same condition or experiencing the same symptoms as you.


Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I forget to take Seretide when I should?

If you forget to take Seretide, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take Seretide at your usual time.

Do not take more Seretide to make up for the dose you missed.

What should I do if I accidentally take more Seretide than I should?

If you accidentally take more Seretide than you should, inform your doctor. Taking more Seretide may increase your risk of experiencing side effects.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Seretide?

While it is unlikely that alcohol will interact with Seretide and reduce its effectiveness, alcohol consumption may cause or worsen asthmatic symptoms.

Will Seretide affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Seretide is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. You should see how your body responds to the medicine before doing these activities. If you experience dizziness, fatigue or drowsiness after taking Seretide, avoid these activities until you feel it is safe for you to do so.

Can I use Ventolin with Seretide?

Seretide can be taken with Ventolin.

Please understand that, while Seretide contains a bronchodilator, Seretide should not be used in replacement of your normal preventer inhaler (blue inhaler).

Why should you rinse your mouth after taking Seretide?

Seretide, among other reliever inhalers, contain a class of drugs called corticosteroids. When inhaled, the mouth becomes covered in small particles of these drugs. Corticosteroids can interfere with the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and cause an overgrowth of a bacteria called candida.

Thrush occurs when these bacteria are left to grow unchallenged by the immune system.

Therefore, it is important to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after taking an inhaler which contains a corticosteroid.

Can Seretide make asthma worse?

While taking Seretide, you may notice that your chest feels tighter, you may wheeze more, or you use more of your reliever inhaler. If you notice that your asthma symptoms become worse while taking Seretide, inform your doctor as soon as you can as it may be the sign of a chest infection or another serious illness.

You should continue to take Seretide normally. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the degradation of your symptoms.

Is it safe to buy Seretide online?

Yes, it is safe to buy Seretide online in the UK from an online pharmacy registered with the GPhC, such as Prescription Doctor.

All products on our website are approved for use in the UK by the MHRA and dispensed from a UK based pharmacy by a team of qualified pharmacists. Our online doctor is on hand to ensure that the medicine is safe for you to take.


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How do I take Seretide?

Side effects and cautions of Seretide

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Seretide
  • Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Active Ingredient(s): Fluticasone propionate and salmeterol xinafoate
  • Administration: Oral inhalation
  • Presentation: Inhalation powder (Accuhaler)
  • Available Strength: 50mcg/100mcg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Dosage: Take one inhalation twice daily
  • Description: Seretide is a preventer inhaler which contains both a long acting corticosteroid and a short acting bronchodilator.
  • Drug Class: Corticosteroid
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Speak to your doctor if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant before taking Seretide.
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking Seretide.
Click here to view the Seretide - Patient Information Leaflet