Serevent Accuhaler is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) salmeterol. On this page you will find out more about Serevent Accuhaler, 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: salmeterol
Information for medicine and pack size:
Serevent Accuhaler 50 microgram/actuation 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.
What this medicine is for
INDICATIONS AS AT 5th OCTOBER 1995: Long-term regular treatment of reversible airways obstruction in asthma (including nocturnal asthma and exercise-induced asthma), in patients aged four years or more who are receiving inhaled or oral corticosteroids. It should not be used in patients whose asthma can be managed by occasional use of short-acting inhaled beta 2 agonists. INDICATION AS AT 13TH JANUARY 1997 - ADULTS: Salmeterol is suitable for long-term regular treatment of reversible airways obstruction in asthma (including nocturnal asthma and exercise-induced asthma), in patients who are receiving inhaled or oral corticosteroids. It should not be used in patients whose asthma can be managed by occasional use of short-acting inhaled beta-2 agonists. Salmeterol also provides long-lasting (12 hours) bronchodilation for the reversible component of airways obstruction due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). CHILDREN AGED 4 YEARS AND OVER: Long-term regular treatment of reversible airways obstruction in asthma (including nocturnal asthma and exercised-induced asthma), in patients who are receiving inhaled or oral corticosteroids. It should not be used in patients whose asthma can be managed by occasional use of short-acting inhaled beta-2 agonists.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Two tone green, circular device in moulded plastic approx 8.5cm in diameter and approx 3cm high, with a dose counter indicating the number of doses remaining.|
|Dosage Form||Inhalation, powder for|
|Route of administration||Inhalation|
1 x 28 blisters: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 x 60 blisters: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Store in a Dry Place|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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