As with all medication, there is a list of side effects from the Seretide Evohaler you should be aware of, please be advised this is not an exhaustive list, and for a more comprehensive list, please check the patient information leaflet.
Some of the very common Seretide Evohaler side effects are as follows:
Headache – this usually gets better as treatment continues.
Increased number of colds have been reported in patients with COPD.
Common side effects include:
Thrush (sore, creamy-yellow, raised patches) in the mouth and throat. Also sore tongue and hoarse
voice and throat irritation. Rinsing your mouth out with water and spitting it out immediately
and/or brushing your teeth after taking each dose of your medicine may help. Your doctor may
prescribe an anti-fungal medication to treat the thrush.
Aching, swollen joints and muscle pain.
The uncommon side effects from using your Seretide Evohaler are:
- Increases in the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood (hyperglycaemia). If you have diabetes,
more frequent blood sugar monitoring and possibly adjustment of your usual diabetic treatment
may be required.
- Very fast heart beat (tachycardia).
- Feeling shaky (tremor) and fast or uneven heart beat (palpitations) – these are usually harmless and
get less as treatment continues.
- Chest pain.
- Feeling worried (this effect mainly occurs in children).
- Disturbed sleep
- Allergic skin rash
Rare side effects of taking your Seretide Evohaler include:
- Breathing difficulties or wheezing that get worse straight after taking Seretide.
Seretide may affect the normal production of steroid hormones in the body, particularly if you
have taken high doses for long periods of time. The effects include:
- Slowing of growth in children and adolescents
- Thinning of the bones
- Weight gain
- Rounded (moon shaped) face (Cushing’s Syndrome)
Your doctor will check you regularly for any of these side effects and make sure you are taking
the lowest dose of Seretide to control your asthma.
Behavioural changes, such as being unusually active and irritable (these effects mainly occur in
Uneven heart beat or heart gives an extra beat (arrhythmias). Tell your doctor, but do not stop
taking Seretide unless the doctor tells you to stop.
A fungal infection in the oesophagus (gullet), which might cause difficulties in swallowing.
We advise that you consult with your doctor or prescriber before you use or buy a Seretide Evohaler.