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Seretide diskus is an asthma inhaler which is used to prevent asthma symptoms and attacks. It contains the active substances Salmeterol and Fluticasone. If you have been using Seretide for a minimum of three months you can order your repeat prescription from DrEd - without having to book an appointment with your local GP.

To place an order, fill in our brief questionnaire. You can choose a preferred treatment, such as Seretide. Our online doctor will review your information and approve an appropriate treatment.

Prescriptions for urgent treatment can be delivered by Pharmacy Collect, usually within an hour. Or you can choose for your prescription to be delivered to your address. Prescriptions can be used at a pharmacy of your choice.

A consultation for asthma treatment costs €20.

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What is Seretide?

Seretide is a purple inhaler which prevents asthma attacks. It contains a bronchodilator as well as a corticosteroid. The bronchodilator Salmeterol dilates your airways and helps you breathe more easily. The corticosteroid Fluticasone prevents asthma symptoms by reducing swelling and irritation in your airways. Both ingredients are effective in preventing asthma symptoms. However, they are not suitable for treating acute symptoms. If you experience acute symptoms or an asthma attack, you need to use your reliever inhaler immediately.

How does the Seretide inhaler work?

The diskus Seretide inhaler contains the medication in the form of a very fine powder. Unlike other inhalers, it does not contain a liquid solution. The inhaler contains blisters which hold one dose of Seretide each. A counter on the side of the inhaler tells you how many doses are left in the inhaler. To take an inhalation, follow these steps carefully:

  • Open the inhaler and use the thumb of one hand to push the thumb grip as far to one side as possible. This will open a hole in the mouthpiece. Once you have turned it far enough, you will hear a clicking noise.
  • Slide the lever as far back as possible, while holding the inhaler with the mouthpiece pointing towards you. This will cause one dose to be deposited in the mouthpiece. You will hear a clicking noise, which indicates that your inhaler is ready for use.
  • To take your inhalation, hold the inhaler at a distance and breathe out as far as you can. Do not breathe into the inhaler as you do so. Take the mouthpiece between your lips and breathe in, taking a deep long breath. Then hold your breath for approximately ten seconds before breathing out slowly.
  • Rinse your mouth with water to reduce the risk of side effects (for example thrush and a hoarse voice).
  • Slide the thumb grip back to its original position to close the inhaler. You will hear a clicking noise as the inhaler closes.

Seretide Dosage

How often you need to use your seretide inhaler depends on your condition and how effective your treatment proves. Your GP will tell you how often you need to use Seretide and how many inhalations you need to take each time. The most common dosage is one inhalation twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.

Your GP will adjust the number of inhalations if your conditions improves or worsens. Always speak to your GP if you notice a change in your symptoms or if you feel that your treatment is not effective enough.

Seretide diskus contains 50 micrograms salmeterol and, depending on the dosage, 100, 250 or 500 micrograms fluticasone propionate. It also contains lactose monohydrate. The amount of lactose in Seretide does not usually cause problems for lactose intolerant patients.

Side Effects of Seretide

Some patients experience side effects when using Seretide. The most common side effect of Seretide is a headache. It affects one in ten Seretide users.

Common Seretide side effects

  • thrush (fungal infection) in the mouth
  • throat irritation
  • hoarse voice
  • sore tongue
  • muscle cramps
  • join aches and swellings
  • muscle pain

For a full list of all known Seretide side effects can, please read the patient leaflet supplied with your inhaler.

Do not use a Seretide inhaler if you are allergic to salmeterol xinafoate, fluticasone propionate or lactose monohydrate.

Speak to your doctor before using Seretide if you suffer from:

  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • overactive thyroid gland
  • high blood pressure
  • tuberculosis
  • low potassium levels in your blood

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Seretide can interact with some types of medication. Tell your doctor if you are currently taking or have recently taken any other prescription or non-prescription medication.

Seretide is known to interact with:

  • beta-blockers (used to treat high blood pressure)
  • certain antiviral and antifungal medicines
  • corticosteroids in the form of tablets or injections

If you have a question about this service, please email [email protected] with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

Pharmacy Collect

If you need your medication urgently, choose DrEd's Pharmacy Collect service. This service is available between 9am and 4pm Monday - Friday. Orders placed outside of these hours will be processed the next working day. First, our doctors will review your treatment and approve if appropriate. We will then send an advanced notification of your prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. We aim to do this within an hour.

If your chosen pharmacy is unable to fulfil your prescription, we will get in touch with you to arrange alternative collection arrangements.

Prescription sent by mail

You can choose for your paper prescription to be delivered to your address. This takes 3-5 working days.

Seretide Inhaler

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