I'm not a doctor, but my understanding is that long acting beta agonists (which I believe Seretide is) should only be used in asthma if your asthma isn't controlled with a corticosteroid inhaler and/or a short acting beta agonist (rescue inhaler like albuterol).
Not trying to alarm you, but studies have shown an increased risk of asthma related hospitalizations and deaths in people using long acting beta agonists, so they are usually only prescribed for people who are having difficulty controlling their asthma. It sounds as if you don't fall into that category. You may want to google the literature on medications like Seretide, Advair, Breo, etc. In the U.S., these medications carry a warning about
increased risk of death from asthma.
If it were me, and I was only having asthma attacks infrequently, I would probably talk to my doctor about
using a daily corticosteroid inhaler (like Flovent) and a rescue inhaler (albuterol) instead of Seretide. He may have a very good reason for prescribing it, but if your asthma is pretty well controlled though, using Seretide seems like overkill to me.
For whatever it's worth, I was given Breo Ellipta this summer for out of control asthma. I don't do well with long acting beta agonists because of another health issue, but it was a last ditch effort. I used it twice, and both times, it gave me horrible asthma attacks. I had to stop using it. So, if your breathing feels worsened by the Seretide, I would definitely talk to your doctor.
Post Edited (AustenFan) : 10/1/2015 12:17:16 PM (GMT-6)