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Brand name: Seretide Accuhaler 250/50 TM

Active ingredients: fluticasone propionate + salmeterol

What it is used for

For the regular treatment of asthma, where the use of a combination product is appropriate. This may include: Patients on effective maintenance doses of long-acting beta2-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids. Patients who are symptomatic on current inhaled corticosteroid therapy. Initiation of maintenance therapy in those patients with moderate persistent asthma not adequately controlled on as needed reliever medication, and who have moderate/severe airway limitation and daily symptoms requiring reliever medication every day (see CLINICAL TRIALS). For the symptomatic treatment of patients with severe COPD (FEV1<50% predicted normal) and a history of repeated exacerbations who have significant symptoms despite regular beta-2 agonist bronchodilator therapy. Seretide is not indicated for the initiation of bronchodilator therapy in COPD.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A two-tone purple, circular device in moulded plastic, approximately 8.5cm in diameter and approximately 3cm high, with a dose counter indicating 28 or 60 doses.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient fluticasone propionate + salmeterol

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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