Serobid CFC Free Inhaler

Manufactured byCIPLA LTD
ContainsSalmeterol
Description

Serobid CFC Free Inhaler is a bronchodilator medicine that is used to relieve symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc. caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 4 years of age.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Serobid CFC Free Inhaler

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Serobid CFC Free Inhaler

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Runny Nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sneezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness

Uses of Serobid CFC Free Inhaler

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 20 to 40 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 9 to 12 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to salmeterol or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Status asthmaticus

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from status asthmaticus (an acute and severe asthma attack) as a first-line therapy due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Regular monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hypokalemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypokalemia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of potassium levels, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizures due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 4 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

First-line therapy

This medicine is contraindicated as first-line therapy for asthma due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects including death. It should always be used as concomitant therapy with an inhaled corticosteroid as the primary form of treatment considering the severity of the patient's condition.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Atazanavir

Amprenavir

Voriconazole

Itraconazole

Carvedilol

Clarithromycin

Labetalol

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular disorders due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the instructions given in the information leaflet. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing and opening the blocked air passages leading to the lungs. This improves the airflow into the lungs and makes breathing easier.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

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