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Brand name: Serevent Accuhaler TM

Active ingredients: salmeterol

What it is used 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.

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: Inhalation
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

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

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.

Do I need a prescription?

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

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient 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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