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Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Seretide® Adult

Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers - What is it for

Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers cause?

Before taking Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers?

Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers - Dosage and How to Use

How should Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers be used?

You have been prescribed with:

-Salbutamol 100mcg Inhaler (200s) (Reliever)

-Ipratropium 20mcg Inhaler (200s)

-Fluticasone Propionate 50mcg Evohaler (120s)

-Fluticasone Propionate 125mcg Evohaler (120s)

-*Seretide® Evohaler 25/50mcg (120s)

-*Seretide® Evohaler 25/125mcg (120s)

-*Seretide® Evohaler 25/250mcg (120s)

-Beclomethasone 250mcg inhaler (200s)

-Beclomethasone 50mcg inhaler (200s)

*Each metered dose contains: 25 micrograms of salmeterol and 50, 125 or 250 micrograms of fluticasone propionate

Use metered-dose inhalers with a spacer, whenever possible, for better drug delivery.

 STEP 9: Clean inhaler mouthpiece with a dry tissue and replace the cap.





What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers - Handling

How should I handle Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers safely?

Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers - Storage

How should I store Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers safely?

Metered Dose Inhalers/Evohalers - Additional Information

Special instructions:

  • Before using the inhaler for the first time or if the inhaler has not been used for several days, release 2 puffs into the air to prime it and make sure it works.
  • Rinse or gargle with water after using the controller inhaler to prevent oral thrush.
  • If both controller and reliever are required to be used at the same time, always use the reliever (salbutamol) first.
  • You should keep a record of the number of doses you have used up to ensure that you have sufficient amount of this medication before your next doctor's appointment. For Seretide®, there is a dose counter on the inhaler.
  • Updated on Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Changi General Hospital

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