Seretide - drugs used in diseases of the bronchi.
Seretide - combined tool, which included a glucocorticosteroid fluticasone and salmeterol - a substance that dilates the bronchi.
Salmeterol inhibits the early, late phase allergic reactions, suppresses hyperactivity bronchus.
Fluticasone reduces inflammation when inhaled, reduces the recurrence of diseases and symptoms. Judging by the reviews on Seretide, even with prolonged use of it, in spite of the part of the glucocorticosteroid, daily production rate of the hormone of the adrenal cortex in adults and children is normal.
Seretid produce aerosol and powder for inhalation.
Indications for use of Seretide
Seretide is prescribed for bronchial asthma patients with poor control of the disease, which regularly use inhaled steroids and drugs sometimes used short-acting agonists; patients with normal control of the disease, which simultaneously take long-acting agonists and inhaled corticosteroids.
Seretide can also be considered in patients who are to monitor the course of the disease designated steroids and the suffering of persistent asthma - a disease accompanied by a daily symptom onset and require daily use of drugs to stop the attacks.
There are good reviews about Seretide, is used as a drug for the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Seretide Guide: how to use
The drug Seretide used only for inhalation.
Babies after 12 liters., Recommended adult dosage of such drugs - 4 inhalations per day at the rate of 50 micrograms salmeterol / fluticasone 100 ug - in two steps; Seretide 4 doses per day at the rate of 50 micrograms salmeterol / fluticasone 250 ug - in two steps; 4 inhalations per day at the rate of 50 micrograms salmeterol / fluticasone 500 ug - in two steps.
Children 4-12 liters. such dosages recommended Seretide - 4 inhalations per day rate of 50 micrograms salmeterol / fluticasone 100 ug - in two steps.
The instructions Seretide indicate that during treatment the dosage must be reduced if, after the use of two doses of the symptoms can be controlled, it is desirable to move to the one inhalation per day.
In COPD adult appoint not more than 4 inhalations knocks - 50 micrograms of salmeterol / fluticasone 500 mcg. Procedures are carried out twice a day.
Reviews of Seretide confirm that elderly patients and those who have found abnormalities in the kidneys, liver, does not require correction of the treatment regimen.
Side effects of Seretide
Patients who are being treated for COPD, Seretide can cause pneumonia.
In addition, Seretide can cause allergies, headache, heart rhythm disturbances (in patients predisposed to the appearance of this symptom), palpitations, nausea, irritation of the mouth and pharynx, abdominal pain, vomiting, taste disturbance, hypokalemia, nervousness, cramps muscles, hyperglycemia, arthralgia, tremors, candidiasis of the mouth and throat, hoarseness.
In rare cases may occur anxiety can disrupt sleep behavior disorder appear, including irritability and hyperactivity - in most cases these symptoms are seen in children.
Seretide is contraindicated in children under the instruction of up to 4 l., Patients who developed an allergy to the drug.
With care prescribe Seretide in infections of the respiratory fungal, viral or bacterial origin, diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, pulmonary tuberculosis, arrhythmias, hypoxia, ischemic heart disease, hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, hypothyroidism, glaucoma, cataract, during lactation, pregnancy.