Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol)
What is Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) used for?
Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) is an inhalable bronchodilator used to treat asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). The medication operates by relaxing the airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Note that this treatment is only meant to prevent attacks from occurring and should not be used in an emergency. Always keep an emergency ihnaler available for such a case. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Follow the instructions provided by your physician while using Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) to get the most effective results from treatment. One spray is typically administered once or twice daily, but your individual dosage may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the dose gently shake the canister to mix its contents, remove the cap from the inhaler, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely on the mouthpiece, and inhale while depressing the canister to dispense one spray. It is recommended to hold your breath for fifteen seconds or as long as is comfortable to you to allow the medicine to be absorbed into the lungs. Always 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 Inhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Side effects that have been reported by some patients using Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) include:
More serious symptoms that may need emergency medical attention are muscle weakness, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, tremors, skin rash, trouble breathing, or deterioration of your asthma symptoms. Inform your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further complications.
Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) should not be used by 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. Also disclose if you have diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, arrhythmias, or thyrotoxicosis as these conditions may cause complications during treatment. It may be necessary to reduce your dosage or make other adjustments to prevent more problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Serevent Inhaler (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.