Combination medication

  • Combination medications combine a preventer with a symptom controller in one device. They are usually prescribed when taking a preventer alone has not controlled asthma symptoms. They are taken once or twice each day, usually morning and night.

    Side effects are the same as taking the medications separately. Possible local side effects include shaking hands, fast heartbeat, headaches, sore throat, hoarse voice and/or oral thrush. 

    Systemic side effects (caused through bloodstream absorption of the medication) are rare, but may include cataracts, glaucoma, skin bruising, adrenal suppression, growth suppression and/or osteoporosis. 

    Seretide 
      Seretide puffer 50
    Seretide
      50µg Puffer  
      Seretide puffer 125
      Seretide
        125µg Puffer  
      Seretide accuhaler 100
    Seretide
      100µg Accuhaler  
      Seretide accuhaler 250
    Seretide
      250µg Accuhaler  

    Also available in 250µg Puffer and 500µg Accuhaler

    Seretide is a combination medication containing an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone) and a long acting reliever or symptom controller (salmeterol). It is available in a puffer or an accuhaler for adults and children 4 years and over. Different strengths of medication are in slightly different coloured containers. 

    Symbicort 

     

      Symbicort turbuhaler
    Symbicort
      200/6µg Turbuhaler   

     

    Also available in 100/6 and 400/12µg Turbuhalers

    Symbicort is a combination medication containing an inhaled corticosteroid (budesonide) and a long acting reliever or symptom controller (eformoterol). It is available only in a turbuhaler and is used for adults and children over 12 years old.

    The two lower dose inhalers can also be used for relief of symptoms in the Symbicort SMART (Symbicort Maintenance and Reliever Therapy) treatment plan. Your doctor will advise you if this is a suitable treatment for you.

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