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Manufacturer/ Marketer

Cipla Ltd

SALT COMPOSITION

Salmeterol (25mcg) + Fluticasone Propionate (250mcg)

Storage

Store below 30°C

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Product introduction

Seroflo 250 Inhaler is a combination of two medicines that opens the airways and makes it easier to breathe. It is used in the treatment of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked).

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may get worse. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (reliever). To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, fungal infections in the mouth, headache, hoarseness of voice, sore throat, cough, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle, or joint) pain, and increased heart rate. If you get there, do not stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can help prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects that can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them. In general, you should be trying to avoid situations that make your asthma worse (your triggers) and try not to smoke.

Ask your doctor whether it’s safe to take this medicine if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Seroflo Inhaler

  • Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Benefits of Seroflo Inhaler

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Seroflo 250 Inhaler can help prevent the onset of an asthma attack if it is taken before exercise or exposure to some “triggers”. These may include house dust, pollen, pets, and cigarette smoke. This medicine will allow you to exercise more freely without worrying about getting symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It allows you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

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Side effects of Seroflo Inhaler

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Seroflo

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Cough
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Increased heart rate

How to use Seroflo Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Seroflo Inhaler works

Seroflo 250 Inhaler is a combination of two medicines: Salmeterol and Fluticasone Propionate. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Fluticasone Propionate is a steroid. It works by stopping the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Seroflo 250 Inhaler. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

Seroflo 250 Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED

Seroflo 250 Inhaler is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

No interaction found/established

Kidney

No interaction found/established

Liver

No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Seroflo Inhaler?

If you miss a dose of Seroflo 250 Inhaler, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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Quick tips

  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood potassium level as low oxygen level in the blood (hypoxia) and medicines such as Seroflo 250 Inhaler can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Seroflo 250 Inhaler may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

Fact Box

Habit Forming

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Therapeutic Class

RESPIRATORY

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Patient concerns

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Chest choked, severe cough, facing difficulty in breathing,allergy from soil particles. All this is repeated again and again after 25-30 days. Already taking amoxycilin 625 MG but now no effect. Please suggest remedy.

Dr. Sfurti Mann

Internal Medicine

Take seroflo inhaler 2puffs BDGet chest X Ray n PFT

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I m allergic to dust cold, so in 6 months I get bronchitis type of problem in which cough congestion is being taken over my whole system, so please guide me to take the appropriate medicine. Currently I was taking Amoxyclav 625 Levobact 750 Albrodo syrup Rotacap Fullform 200 inhaler capsules

Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Diabetology

Before start of the season when you et Bronchitis start with Seroflo 250 rotacp 1 twice a day till the duration of that season and take steam inhalation and use N 95 face mask

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.

Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora

Pulmonology

It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same

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CHILD IS SUFFERING FROM ASTHAMA AND TAKES LEVOLIN AND BEUDICORT WHEN NEEDED. SEROFLO INHALER AND MONTAIR TAB. WHAT IS THE PERMANENT TREATMENT. PLZ SUGGEST

Get vaccinated for influenza and pneumonia. Staying current with vaccinations can prevent flu and pneumonia from triggering asthma flare-ups. Identify and avoid asthma triggers. A number of outdoor allergens and irritants ? ranging from pollen and mold to cold air and air pollution ? can trigger asthma attacks. Find out what causes or worsens your asthma, and take steps to avoid those triggers. Know your asthma triggers and minimize contact with them. Monitor your breathing. You may learn to recognize warning signs of an impending attack, such as slight coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. But because your lung function may decrease before you notice any signs or symptoms, regularly measure and record your peak airflow with a home peak flow meter. Take your medication as prescribed. Just because your asthma seems to be improving, don't change anything without first talking to your doctor. It's a good idea to bring your medications with you to each doctor visit, so your doctor can double-check that you're using your medications correctly and taking the right dose.?If your child seems to have asthma that's triggered by allergies, the doctor may want to do allergy skin testing. During a skin test, the skin is pricked with extracts of common allergy-causing substances, such as animal dander, mold or dust mites, and observed for signs of an allergic reaction

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I have breathing Problem twice a month. I m using Inhaler name called Seroflo 250mg. Is it possible to cure completely without using Inhalers.

Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora

Pulmonology

a spirometry test can ascertain your level of asthma control and guide further treatment.

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I am 26 years old, with asthma/copd since i was 3 years old,from last 3 years I am taking Seroflo 250 Rotocap everyday with asthalin inhaler (SOS). But now i have developed GERD/Acid Reflux from last 2 years with high ige level(350) for which i m taking nexium everyday. So my Question is Can SEROFLO or ROTOCAP capsule can cause GERD symptoms? as i don't want to take nexium for a very long time and have also tried various types of diets no fat, gluten free. but nothing worked.

Dr. Pushkar Mani

Physician

Sir i will suggest u to kindly consult gastroentrologist

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I have asthma problem.rarely i use seroflo 250 mg. sometimes it is not working.what medicine can i take for immediate relief. iam diabetic and i take medicines

Dr. Vijay Verma

ENT

consult chest physician for the same

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User feedback

Patients taking Seroflo 250 Inhaler

Twice A Day

40%

Once A Day

40%

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Thrice A Day

20%

What are you using Seroflo Inhaler for?

Asthma

61%

Chronic obstr*

24%

Others

14%

Allergic cond*

1%

Severe allerg*

1%

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Allergic conditions, Severe allergic reactions

How much was the improvement?

Excellent

41%

Average

40%

Poor

18%

What were the side-effects while using Seroflo 250 Inhaler?

No Side Effec*

72%

Nausea

7%

Fungal infect*

4%

Headache

4%

Redistributio*

2%

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No Side Effect, Fungal infection of mouth, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat

How do you take Seroflo Inhaler?

With or witho*

64%

With food

23%

Empty stomach

13%

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With or without food

FAQs

Q. What is Seroflo 250 Inhaler?

Seroflo 250 Inhaler is an inhalation medication that helps in reducing symptoms associated with obstructive airway diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q. How does Seroflo 250 Inhaler work?

Seroflo 250 Inhaler contains salmeterol, a long-acting beta-2-adrenergic agonist and fluticasone, a corticosteroid. Salmeterol relaxes bronchial smooth muscles causing bronchodilation and fluticasone reduces inflammation.

Q. Is Seroflo 250 Inhaler a controller or a reliever medication?

Seroflo 250 Inhaler is a controller medication to be used on a regular basis as prescribed by the doctor. It does not help to relive the sudden worsening of respiratory symptoms.

Q. Does Seroflo 250 Inhaler contain steroids?

Yes, it contains steroids that are effective in improving breathing difficulty due to COPD and asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids have a lower side effect profile as compared to steroid injections and tablets.

Q. Does Seroflo 250 Inhaler increase heart rate?

Some individuals taking Seroflo 250 Inhaler may experience an increase in heart rate. If this occurs, one should contact his/her doctor immediately.

Q. What are the side effects of Seroflo 250 Inhaler?

The most common side effects of Seroflo 250 Inhaler are upper respiratory infection, headache, throat irritation, hoarseness and voice changes, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

Q. Is Seroflo 250 Inhaler addictive?

Seroflo 250 Inhaler is not at all addictive. It is a very effective and useful medicine for people suffering from breathing difficulties due to asthma and COPD.

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Q. Will Seroflo 250 Inhaler be more effective if taken more frequently?

No, you should not take Seroflo 250 Inhaler more frequently than recommended by your doctor. It will increase the risk of side effects rather than providing additional therapeutic benefits. However, if you feel the symptoms are not relieved by the given doses, consult the doctor for reevaluation.

Q. What happens if I miss the dose of Seroflo 250 Inhaler?

The missed dose can be taken as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, take the scheduled dosing and skip the missed dose.

Q. Is there a particular breathing technique to be followed while using Seroflo 250 Inhaler?

Seroflo 250 Inhaler is a breath actuated inhaler (BAI), hence it is very easy to use. It overcomes the issue of patient coordination of actuation with inhalation. Refer to its leaflet or speak to your doctor to understand how to use the inhaler.

Q. Can I use Seroflo 250 Inhaler if I am diabetic?

Seroflo 250 Inhaler may cause an increase in blood sugar levels, hence the blood sugar levels should be cautiously monitored. Consult your doctor for further information.

Q. What precautions should one take while using Seroflo 250 Inhaler?

Always use the Seroflo 250 Inhaler in the right way. If any worsening of symptoms or side effects occurs, inform your doctor about it. Rinse your mouth with water after using the inhaler every time. Maintain good oral hygiene.

Q. What are the instructions for storage of Seroflo 250 Inhaler?

Seroflo 250 Inhaler should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. It should be kept away from the reach of children and pets.

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FAQs

What are the side effects of Seroflo 250 inhaler? ›

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, fungal infections in the mouth, headache, hoarseness of voice, sore throat, cough, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle, or joint) pain, and increased heart rate. If you get there, do not stop taking it but do talk to your doctor.

Is Seroflo good for asthma? ›

SEROFLO is used to help with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in people who need regular treatment. Asthma is a condition affecting the lungs. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and cough.

Can I take Seroflo everyday? ›

A: No, you should not take Seroflo 250 inhaler at higher doses than the recommended dose. It will increase the risk of side effects rather than providing additional therapeutic benefits. However, if you feel the symptoms are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

How do I stop taking Seroflo? ›

Treatment with SEROFLO INHALER should not be stopped abruptly in patients with asthma due to risk of exacerbation. Therapy should be down-titrated under physician supervision. For patients with COPD cessation of therapy may also be associated with symptomatic decompensation and should be supervised by a physician.

Is Seroflo harmful? ›

Seroflo 250 Inhaler may cause some side effects like sore throat, cough, headache and hoarse voice. Inform your doctor if the side effects become severe or persist for a long time. Seroflo 250 Inhaler should be used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Can asthma be cured? ›

Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. Because asthma often changes over time, it's important that you work with your doctor to track your signs and symptoms and adjust your treatment as needed.

Does Seroflo cause weight gain? ›

The frequent side effects of using Seroflo 250 Inhaler include ear, nose, and throat infection, dryness of nose; weight gain; allergic eye disorders; eye oedema and swelling, dryness of nose; weight gain; allergic eye disorders; eye oedema and swelling, disorders of the hard tissue of teeth; haemorrhoids; ...

What is the safest inhaler for COPD? ›

Advair. Advair is one of the most commonly used inhalers for the maintenance treatment of COPD. It is a combination of fluticasone, a corticosteroid, and salmeterol, a long-acting bronchodilator. Advair is used on a regular basis for the maintenance treatment of COPD and it is typically taken twice per day.

What is Sereflo used for? ›

Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid which reduces swelling and irritation in the lungs. The doctor has prescribed this medicine to help prevent breathing problems such as asthma. You must use Sereflo every day as directed by your doctor. This will make sure that it works properly in controlling your asthma.

How do you take Seroflo? ›

Directions for Use

While you breathe Seroflo 250 Inhaler 120 mdi from the mouth, press down inhaler once to release the medicine and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as advised by your doctor.

Which inhaler is best for coughing? ›

Doctors often suggest a bronchodilator spray such as albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin). It's short acting. So, in addition your doctor might prescribe an inhaled corticosteroid, such as fluticasone (Flovent), triamcinolone (Azmacort) or budesonide (Pulmicort).

What is the best inhaler for asthma and COPD? ›

The most common combination inhalers used in COPD have two long-acting bronchodilators (LABA + LAMA):
...
Combination inhalers
  • Umeclidinium/vilanterol (Anoro Ellipta)
  • Tiotropium/olodaterol (Stiolto)
  • Glycopyrrolate/formoterol (Bevespi)
  • Glycopyrrolate/indacaterol (Utibron)
  • Aclidinium/formoterol (Duaklir)
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Can inhalers cause stomach problems? ›

Of the 12,287 patients in the albuterol group, 302 patients (2.5 percent) experienced an adverse gastrointestinal event, including: gastritis (N = 91; 0.7 percent), gastrointestinal bleed (N = 121; 1.0% percent), ulcer (N = 64; 0.5 percent), and esophagitis (N=26; 0.2%).

Is Seroflo inhaler safe for kids? ›

Seroflo 125 Inhaler is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Use of Seroflo 125 Inhaler may worsen asthma symptoms in some patients. If you experience severe difficulty breathing, please consult a doctor immediately so that alternative medicine may be prescribed.

Which tablet is good for asthma? ›

Montelukast helps stop your airways from narrowing (caused by inflammation). This makes breathing easier and prevents asthma attacks. Most people take montelukast once a day in the evening. If you take it for asthma, it's important to take it even when you have no symptoms.

What are 5 treatments for asthma? ›

Types of long-term control medications include:
  • Inhaled corticosteroids. These are the most common long-term control medications for asthma. ...
  • Leukotriene modifiers. These include montelukast (Singulair), zafirlukast (Accolate) and zileuton (Zyflo). ...
  • Combination inhalers. ...
  • Theophylline. ...
  • Biologics.

What are the 3 types of asthma treatment? ›

Treatment
  • Long-term asthma control medications, generally taken daily, are the cornerstone of asthma treatment. ...
  • Quick-relief (rescue) medications are used as needed for rapid, short-term symptom relief during an asthma attack. ...
  • Allergy medications may help if your asthma is triggered or worsened by allergies.
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How do you permanently stop asthma? ›

No, asthma cannot be cured. Some children with asthma will outgrow it by adulthood. But, for many, asthma is a lifelong condition.

What is the latest treatment for asthma? ›

In December 2021, FDA approved tezepelumab-ekko (Tezspire–Amgen Inc. and AstraZeneca), a first-in-class medication indicated for patients with severe asthma. It is the most recent biologic to gain FDA approval for use in asthma and is the first biologic treatment that has been approved for all types of severe asthma.

Are inhalers safe? ›

Key facts. Salbutamol inhalers are safe and effective with few side effects if you use them as advised by your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. Salbutamol inhalers are called "reliever" inhalers because they give you quick relief from breathing problems when you need it.

Can steroid inhalers damage lungs? ›

Those who take inhaled steroids for long-term management have an increased risk of developing pneumonia . Generally, inhaled steroids have very few side effects because the medicine goes directly into the lungs.

Are steroid inhalers harmful? ›

Steroid inhalers usually cause few or no side effects if used correctly and at normal doses. Some people get: a sore mouth or throat. a hoarse or croaky voice.

What are 3 treatments for COPD? ›

Treatments include: stopping smoking – if you have COPD and you smoke, this is the most important thing you can do. inhalers and tablets – to help make breathing easier. pulmonary rehabilitation – a specialised programme of exercise and education.

Can COPD cause weak legs? ›

Peripheral muscle weakness is commonly found in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and may play a role in reducing exercise capacity.

What is the newest treatment for COPD? ›

It is possible to help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Mesenchymal Stem Cells. When administered intravenously stem cells have the ability to promote healing and regeneration by excreting messenger cells called "cytokines".

Does Seroflo increase heart rate? ›

The common side effects of Seroflo 250 Rotacap 30's include nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, headache, sore throat, cough, bone, muscle or joint pain, increased heart rate, chills, black or tarry stools, and noisy breathing.

How do you use an inhaler? ›

Hold the inhaler with the mouthpiece down. Place your lips around the mouthpiece so that you form a tight seal. As you start to slowly breathe in through your mouth, press down on the inhaler one time. Keep breathing in slowly, as deeply as you can.

Which inhalers cause weight gain? ›

A: NO. Your inhaler contains such a low dose of steroids that it will not make you put on weight. Sometimes steroid tablets can make you feel hungry, and eating more will make you start to gain weight. The tablets themselves don't make you gain, so eat your normal amounts while you take them and you should be fine.

When can I drink water after using an inhaler? ›

It is generally safe to drink water after using a Ventolin inhaler. After using your inhaler, it is important to rinse your mouth and drink a sip of water. If you are using your rescue inhaler more than twice a week, it is time to contact your doctor.

What happens if I use my inhaler too much? ›

What This Means For You. Overusing a fast-acting asthma inhaler can have negative health outcomes including worsening asthma control, depression, and even death. It is important that patients with asthma know when to use rescue inhalers and talk to their providers about how to treat uncontrolled asthma.

How long does it take for an inhaler to work? ›

You should feel relief within 20 minutes after using the rescue inhaler. Even if your rescue inhaler works to relieve the symptoms of your asthma attack, it's a good idea to call your doctor to follow up. Asthma attacks can sometimes be serious, requiring treatment in the emergency room.

How do you treat asthma without an inhaler? ›

Tips for When You Don't Have an Inhaler
  1. Sit upright. This opens your airway. ...
  2. Slow down your breathing by taking long, deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose. ...
  3. Stay calm. ...
  4. Get away from the trigger. ...
  5. Drink a warm, caffeinated beverage, such as coffee or tea. ...
  6. Get medical help.

How do you use an inhaler with water? ›

Turn on a timer. Shut your eyes and slowly lower your head toward the hot water until you're about 8 to 12 inches away from the water. Be extremely careful to avoid making direct contact with the water. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose for at least two to five minutes.

Do I need an inhaler? ›

Asthma is the main reason for needing an inhaler. When an asthma sufferer experiences symptoms, or a more severe increase of symptoms called an asthma attack, an inhaler can provide quick relief of symptoms. Other inhalers are used for long-term control of asthma symptoms.

What happens if you use an inhaler too much? ›

If you use your inhaler too much, you may notice that your heart beats more quickly than normal and that you feel shaky. These side effects are not dangerous, as long as you do not also have chest pain. They usually go away within 30 minutes or a few hours at most.

Can you drink water after taking inhaler? ›

Rinse mouth and drink a sip of water after using, especially with a steroid inhaler. If you are using your rescue inhaler more than twice a week, you should contact your doctor.

Do inhalers damage lungs? ›

Constant exposure to the inhaler could lead to your lungs to become under-responsive to the medication, and your airways could become hypersensitive to common asthma triggers.

What happens if I use my inhaler everyday? ›

If you are using your rescue inhaler daily or even more than a couple of times per week, your asthma is poorly controlled and you need to take action. A frequent rescue inhaler is a risk for more serious asthma complications that could land you in the hospital or emergency department.

How many times inhaler can be used in a day? ›

These medicines are used to prevent asthma complications. It is generally recommended to inhale 1 puff of your controller inhaler twice daily (12 hours apart) at the same time every day. Although there are multiple dosing variations, controller inhalers are not usually taken more than twice a day.

Do inhalers affect heart rate? ›

Frequent use of albuterol inhalers may lead to a faster heart rate and palpitations. In clinical trials, 7% of patients using Proventil, 3% using ProAir, and less than 3% using Ventolin reported this symptom.

Can I drink milk after inhaler? ›

Milk and other dairy products won't cause asthma. This is true whether you have a dairy allergy or not. Similarly, if you have asthma but not a dairy allergy, you can safely eat dairy. It won't trigger your asthma symptoms or make them worse.

Can I eat food after taking inhaler? ›

Take your inhaler before you eat. Eat while sitting up to ease the pressure on your lungs and help them expand more easily. Eat more slowly. Finger foods can be a good alternative if low in salt, sugar and fat.

Should I wash my mouth after inhaler? ›

It's important to rinse your mouth out after using a steroid inhaler, such as your preventer inhaler. This is so that any medicine that is stuck in your mouth or throat is cleaned away. This will prevent side effects such as oral thrush.

Do inhalers affect your liver? ›

Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a rare and potentially lethal condition associated with the use of many commonly-used medications, including inhaled fluticasone-vilanterol.

Do inhalers have side effects? ›

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