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SEREVENT ACCUHALER 50MCG

Active substance(s): SALMETEROL XINAFOATE

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
this medicine because it contains important information
for you.

salmeterol xinafoate

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50 microgram per dose inhalation powder

Serevent Accuhaler

Package leaflet: Information for the user

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You breathe the medicine directly into your lungs.
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2 What you need to know before you use Serevent Accuhaler
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Take special care with Serevent Accuhaler
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Cleaning your inhaler

Uncommon (affects less than 1 person in 100):

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

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Other side effects are listed below:

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