How does Seretide work?
Seretide is a formulation of two (2) medicines: fluticasone and salmeterol. Together, these components work as a treatment for COPD or chronic obstructive lung disease.
Fluticasone is classified as a corticosteroid or simply steroid (corticosteroids are different from anabolic steroid). Corticosteroids are naturally produced by the body’s adrenal glands. Fluticasone is a synthetic type of corticosteroid which when added to the body’s natural steroids, helps in controlling inflammatory responses.
When inhaled into the lungs, fluticasone is immersed into the cells of the lungs and airways. From this point, fluticasone prevents the release of specific chemicals from the cells. These said chemicals play a vital role in the body’s immune system and are usually involved in the production of allergic and immune reactions that result in inflammation. When the discharge of these chemicals is decreased, inflammation is also reduced.
In the case of asthma, aside from the tightening of the airways due to inflammation, the obstruction of the airways can also be caused by mucus. By preventing excess mucus formation and inflammation, fluticasone helps in averting asthma attacks.
Salmeterol, on the other hand, is a type of medication referred to as a long-acting beta 2 agonist. This medication works by acting on the lungs’ receptors (referred to as beta 2 receptors). By working on these receptors, Salmeterol relaxes the airway muscles and permits the airways to open.
How do I take Seretide?
Seretide should be taken according to the doctor’s prescription. This type of medicine is for inhalation use only. It should be used daily in order to achieve its optimum benefits.
The usual inhalation of Seretide starts at a low dosage, 2 times a day, depending on the patient’s reaction to the treatment. Thereafter, the dosage is then adjusted. However, in the event that the prescribed dose is once a day, patients with nocturnal symptoms should take it in the evening while patients who have day time symptoms should take it in the morning.
Are there side effects?
Seretide has possible side effects such as:
- Hoarse voice
- Arrhythmias or the abnormal beating of the heart
- Tachycardia (increased heart rate)
- Sleep disorders
Can I buy Seretide online?
Certainly, buying Seretide can be done easily and securely online. All you have to do is to undergo a short consultation with a doctor. Make sure that you provide all the relevant medical information. If the doctor is satisfied that you want the correct medication, he will write a prescription and send it to the pharmacy. You should receive the medication the following day.