Information for Seretide patients
Seretide contains two medicines, salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate. It comes in three different doses and in two types of inhaler. 
Salmeterol xinafoate is a long-acting bronchodilator; its effect lasts for 12 hours. Bronchodilators help the airways in the lungs to stay open making it easier for air to get in and out. Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid which reduces swelling and irritation of the airways. 
Seretide can be taken as either a pressurised aerosol using the Evohaler device, or as a dry powder using the Accuhaler device. Delivered by either device, Seretide is prescribed for the treatment of asthma. Seretide 500 Accuhaler can also be used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 
Patients must use Seretide as directed by their doctor.