The accuhaler releases a powder which is inhaled into the lungs.
The device is opened and primed by sliding the lever on the side of the accuhaler. Only slide the lever when you are ready to take a dose. Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor.
There is a dose indicator on the side of the accuhaler which indicates the number of doses left in the device. Before your accuhaler is empty please ensure you obtain further supply of the preparation.
Remember to always load a dose before using the accuhaler. The accuhaler should be held horizontally during administration. You need to inhaler strongly enough to draw medication from the accuhaler into your lungs and remember to hold your breath long enough after inhalation (up to 10 seconds or as long as comfortable) to ensure an adequate dose reaches your lungs.
Seretide® accuhaler must be used regularly for optimum benefit, even if you do not have symptoms. Do not stop taking your Seretide® accuhaler abruptly. For Seretide® accuhaler rinse your mouth out with water after your dose. This will help relieve hoarseness and reduce the incidence of a fungal infection of the mouth called candidiasis which may occur with the use of this preparation. You should still have your reliever medication available at all times.
Whether you are using either the Ventolin® or the Seretide® accuhaler, consult your doctor immediately if symptoms persist, you experience worsening of symptoms, or a previously effective dose of the preparation fails to adequately alleviate your symptoms; despite the use of your accuhaler.
Speak to you pharmacist, nurse of doctor if you experience problems using your accuhaler.
For Ventolin® accuhaler; take the next dose as soon as your remember unless it is close to the time for your next dose in which case skip the dose and take the following dose at the regular time. Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor, do not double your dose.
For Seretide® accuhaler take your next dose at the regular time. Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor, do not double your dose.
Consult your doctor immediately if you accidentally exceed the recommended dose.
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