About Serobid: Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) is an inhaler prescribed to patients experiencing breathing difficulties. The medicine works by relaxing airway muscles, and this opens them up for air passage and consequently making breathing easier. This medicine is commonly used as a long-term indication for patients suffering from asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and other breathing-related conditions. This medicine is categorized as a beta two agonist because its active ingredient is, in fact, a long-acting beta two agonist. This means that this medicine can be used for direct actions on the lungs which will cause the airways to open up almost immediately with the effects lasting for up to 12 hours after use. Its speed of action, however, is not fast enough to help counter wheezing symptoms or sudden asthma attacks and hence is not recommendable as a treatment for such conditions.
How to use Serobid
This medicine is available as an inhaler which has metered doses. Your physician will take you through on how to use it if it’s your first time. In case you need to make any clarifications, you can read through the instructions leaflet provided together with the medicine. If you have not used an inhaler for a very long time or its your first time altogether to use one, it is important to start by priming it before taking any dose. Spray a few puffs in the air before taking your first dose. Always shake the bottle well each time before taking your dose. Wait for 5-10 seconds after shaking for the mixed-up solution to settle then apply your dosage strictly on your nasal system. Do not ingest, apply or use this medicine in any way other than how your doctor has instructed you.
Your doctor will prescribe to you a unique dosage. It will be calculated based on different factors including the exact condition being treated, its severity, your health condition and medical history. Each dose equals 25mcg of the active ingredient and remembers to take accurate doses of other combinational anti-inflammatory medications prescribed to you for the management of your asthma condition.
Serobid Side Effects
The use of Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) in the treatment of various conditions may cause the occurrence of undesired side effects. It is advised that you notify your physician of any reactions that will occur as soon as you notice them. Some common side effects include lack of sleep, headaches and vertigo, irritation of the throat or eyes, muscle cramps, rhinitis and nasal stuffiness. These symptoms may fade, persist or worsen, in case they become worse, inform your physician as soon as possible. There are other side effects; though rarely experienced, possible to develop. These include chest pains, seizures, severe coughing, and wheezing. There may be other side effects not mentioned here, talk to your physician for full information.
If during treatment, you happen to notice a sudden or serious increase in wheezing, stop the use of this medicine and consult your doctor immediately. This is an indication of paradoxical bronchospasm, a condition that is mostly associated with this inhaler. Talk to your doctor about your disorders or other conditions that may affect your suitability for use of this medicine. Remember that this medicine is not used to treat asthma but rather control it.