Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol)
What is Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) used for?
Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol Xinafoate) is an inhalable broncodilator prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication relaxes and widens airways in the lungs to allow easier and more comfortable breathing. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions. It is important to note that this is not an emergency inhaler and is only meant to prevent attacks from occurring. Always keep an emergency inhaler on hand for this type of situation.
How should I use Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Always use Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol Xinafoate) according to the instructions provided by your doctor to get the most effective results from treatment. The best regimen will be determined by your age, weight, health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medicine operate the lever on the accuhaler to release the medication, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely over the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply to draw the medicine into the lungs. It is recommended to hold your breath for twenty seconds or as long as is comfortable for you to allow the medicine to be absorbed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) ?
The use of Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol Xinafoate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe muscle cramps, insomnia, low potassium levels, high blood sugar, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, or deterioration of the symptoms being treated. Tell your doctor as soon as you encounter any intense or worrying side effects to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol Xinafoate) should not be used by patients who are allergic to salmeterol or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis or another type of infection affecting the lungs as this may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol Xinafoate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol Xinafoate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.