Seretide Diskus contains fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid that performs a number of functions. It is used to control the inflammatory response in the lungs. When inhaled, it is absorbed by the airways and lungs. Specifically, it prevents the allergic and immune responses. With asthma, the airways tighten up, and mucus can make it both difficult to get air into and out of the lungs. With fluticasone, asthma attacks can be prevented. Salmeterol is a medication that is a long-acting beta 2 agonist. It works on the beta 2 receptors in the lungs and helps the muscles relax. When the airway muscles are relaxed, it’s easier to breathe. This ingredient lasts for approximately 12 hours and can prevent shortness of breath, tightness in the chest and wheezing.
How Seretide Diskus is Taken
This asthma medication is taken via an inhaler device. By inhaling this medication, the med can be distributed where it’s needed most in the lungs. In addition, inhalation reduces adverse effects to other organs in the body as less is absorbed than if it were taken orally.
The seretide evohaler is an aerosol inhaler that delivers the medication as a fine mist. It also has a metered dosage. The canister is pressed down, and asthma sufferers breathe in the spray. It can be used with a spacer device like the AeroChamber Plus, however, it’s important to always use the same spacer device because the amount of medication can be altered.
The seretide accuhaler is a dry powder inhaler instead of a mist. Blisters contain specific doses as a powder. To use it, a lever is slid to open the blister. The mouthpiece is put to the lips to breathe it in. Both of these inhaled corticosteroids can cause oral thrush. To prevent oral thrush, it’s important to either use a spacer device or rinse the mouth after inhalation. If a physician prescribes the inhaler to be used on a regular basis, it’s important to use it even if no asthma symptoms are present.