Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate)
What is Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) used for?
Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) is an inhalable bronchodilator prescribed to prevent asthma attacks or treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). It operates by relaxing the airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Note that this treatment is not meant to be used during an asthma attack and an emergency inhaler should be kept on hand at all times for such a case. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate)?
Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One dose is usually administered twice each week, but your individual treatment will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication gently shake the inhaler to mix its contents, remove the cover, put your lips securely around the mouthpiece, and inhale gently while pressing down on the canister to release the dose. If you have not used the medication for over a week the inhaler may need to be primed by pointing it away from your face and pressing the canister until one spray is released. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to prevent any potential problems from occurring.
What are the side effects of Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate)?
The use of Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Inform your physician if you experience any symptoms that worry you or if more serious side effects occur such as wheezing, trouble breathing after application, skin rash, sensitive skin, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, or deterioration of asthma symptoms. These may require immediate medical assistance or adjustments to your dosage to prevent further complications from appearing.
Do not begin using Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) if you are allergic to salmeterol or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have heart disease, hypertension, an irregular heart rate, diabetes, or thyrotoxicosis as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate). 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.