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Brand name: Seretide Accuhaler 250/50

Seretide Accuhaler 250/50 is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) fluticasone propionate + salmeterol. On this page you will find out more about Seretide Accuhaler 250/50, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: fluticasone propionate + salmeterol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Seretide Accuhaler 250/50 powder for inhalation, 60 actuations

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
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.
Dosage Form Inhalation, powder for
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
28 dose: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
28 dose (sample): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 dose: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in a Dry Place
Life time 24 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 May 2018

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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