Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol)
What is Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) used for?
Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) is an inhalable bronchodilator prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). The medication operates by relaxing the muscles in the airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. It should be noted that this treatment is only meant to prevent these attacks from occurring and is not meant to be used in the event of an emergency. Always keep an emergency inhaler available for just such a case. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) to ensure the correct administration. The typical regimen is one measured dose administered once or twice daily, but your particular dosage may differ based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the inhaler open the accuhaler, manipulate the lever to release the medication, exhale deeply, place your mouth firmly on the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply. It is suggested to hold your breath for ten seconds or as long as is comfortable for you before exhaling to allow the medication to be absorbed into the lungs. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Some patients using Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious symptoms that may require emergency medical attention include skin rashes, trouble breathing, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, tremors, or deterioration of your asthma symptoms. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any severe or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) should not be used to treat children under the age of four or patients who are allergic to salmeterol or have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. It is also important to inform your physician if you have hypertension, an irregular heartbeat, diabetes, thyrotoxicosis, or heart disease as these conditions may cause complications during treatment. These may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.