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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 - 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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