SEREVENT ACCUHALER

Active substance: SALMETEROL XINAFOATE

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Outer Case

‘long-acting

Lever

brought on by exercise or at night.

if you feel much better. Do not stop taking your steroid inhaler
(or any steroid tablets) when you start using Serevent.

Other medicines and Serevent

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
this medicine because it contains important information
for you.
You breathe the medicine directly into your lungs.
If you are being treated for asthma, you should always be given
both a Serevent and a steroid inhaler to use together.

yours.
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

medicines. This includes those for asthma or any other medicines
obtained without a prescription. This is because Serevent may not be

2 What you need to know before you use Serevent Accuhaler

will appear in red to warn you when there are only a few doses left.



3 How to use Serevent Accuhaler

Using your inhaler

If you are being treated for asthma, you should always be
given both a Serevent and a steroid inhaler to use together.



the outer case in one hand and put the
thumb of your other hand on the thumbgrip.
Push your thumb away from you as far as it

Do not take Serevent Accuhaler if:

Serevent is for inhalation by mouth only.

ingredient lactose.

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Take special care with Serevent Accuhaler
If you are using Serevent for asthma your doctor will want to
regularly check your symptoms.
If your asthma or breathing gets worse tell your doctor straight
away
often or you may need to use more of your fast-acting ‘reliever’ medicine.

How to use Serevent Accuhaler
Possible side effects
How to store Serevent Accuhaler

Cleaning your inhaler
Wipe the mouthpiece of the Serevent Accuhaler with a dry tissue to clean it.

Uncommon (affects less than 1 person in 100):
Rash

Rare (affects less than 1 person in 1,000):

next dose at the usual time.

4 Possible side effects

will prescribe the lowest dose of Serevent to control your asthma or

5 How to store Serevent Accuhaler

label and carton.

6 Contents of the pack and other information
Very rare (affects less than 1 person in 10,000):
Breathing difficulties or wheezing that gets worse straight
after taking Serevent
stop using your Serevent
Accuhaler
breathing and tell your doctor straight away
happens do not stop using Serevent but tell your doctor

Allergic reactions: you may notice your breathing suddenly gets
worse after using Serevent.
You may

What Serevent Accuhaler contains

What Serevent Accuhaler looks like and contents of the pack
The Serevent Accuhaler contains a foil strip. The foil protects the
powder for inhalation from the effects of the atmosphere.

containing 60 inhalations

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:

using Serevent, tell your doctor straight away. Allergic reactions to
Other side effects are listed below:

Reporting of side effects

Common (affects less than 1 person in 10):
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includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
yellowcard.
more than one puff twice daily. These side effects do not last long
and happen less as treatment with Serevent continues

may reduce or abolish the effects of salmeterol.

your pharmacist how to throw away any medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help protect the environment.

If you forget to use Serevent

doctor or pharmacist.

Children with Asthma
Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(COPD) including bronchitis and emphysema

Other formats

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

If you use more Serevent than you should

safety of this medicine.

Manufacturer:
Glaxo Wellcome Production
27000 Evreux
France

small hole in the mouthpiece.

Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with Asthma
dose to 2 puffs twice a day.

In this leaflet:
What Serevent Accuhaler is and what it is used for

this opens the blisters and wastes medicine.



Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

salmeterol xinafoate

Driving and using machines
your ability to drive or use machines.

problems caused by other chest illnesses such as Chronic Obstructive

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50 microgram per dose inhalation powder

the Serevent Accuhaler properly or as prescribed may

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
a powder.

Thumbgrip

Serevent Accuhaler

have any concerns discuss them with your doctor.

usually felt within 10 to 20 minutes and last for 12 hours or more.

Mouthpiece

Package leaflet: Information for the user

Instructions for use

Your chest condition may be getting worse and you could become seriously
ill. See you doctor as you may need a change in asthma treatment.
appropriate to gradually reduce the dose of Serevent.

Please be ready to give the following information:
Product name
Serevent Accuhaler

This leaflet was last revised in 03/2014.
group of companies
© 2014 GlaxoSmithKline group of companies

Put the mouthpiece to your lips; breathe
in steadily and deeply through the

Remove the Serevent Accuhaler
from your mouth.
Hold your breath for about 10 seconds or
for as long as is comfortable.



Afterwards rinse your mouth with water and spit it out. This
may help to stop you getting thrush and being hoarse.




Hold your Serevent Accuhaler with the
mouthpiece towards you. You can hold
it in either your right or left hand. Slide the
lever away from you as far as it will go. You

The lever will return to its original position
and is reset.

medicine in the mouthpiece.
Your Serevent Accuhaler is now ready for you to use again.

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