Seretide inhaler technique and safety
Seretide is available in both an aerosol (Evohaler) and a dry powder formulation (Accuhaler). The two different formulations are bioequivalent.
When using a metered dose inhaler (MDI) either the Volumatic or AeroChamber Plus spacer device can be used (depending on National Guidance). Limited data are available that demonstrate an increase in systemic exposure when the AeroChamber Plus spacer device is used compared with the Volumatic spacer device. Patients should continue to use the same make of spacer device as switching devices can result in changes in the dose delivered to the lungs. All healthcare professionals should be encouraged to assess asthma control, adherence and inhaler technique at every visit.
Inhaler technique videos
How to use the Evohaler:
How to use the Evohaler with a spacer:
How to use the Accuhaler:
Very common adverse events:
Common adverse events:
Candidiasis of the mouth and throat
For contraindications, special warnings and precautions for use please see:
Seretide Accuhaler Summary of Product Characteristics (last accessed - March 2017)