Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol)
What is Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) used for?
Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) is an inhalable bronchodilator used to treat patients who are suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication widens and relaxes the airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions. This medication is not meant to be used in the event of an asthma attack. Always keep an emergency inhaler on hand for this kind of situation.
How should I use Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) to get the best results from treatment. The normal dosage is one spray administered once or twice each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medication gently shake the inhaler to mix its contents, remove the cover, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely over the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply while pressing down on the canister to draw the medication into the lungs. You are suggested to hold your breath for twenty seconds or as long as is comfortable for you to allow the medication to be absorbed into the lungs. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Side effects associated with the use of Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as severe muscle cramps, insomnia, tremors, low potassium levels, high blood sugar levels, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, or deterioration of the symptoms being treated. These conditions may require reduced dosages, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Serevent Inhaler (Salbuterol) should not be administered to patients who are allergic to salbuterol or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis or a lung infection as this may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Serevent Inhaler (Salbuterol) 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 Inhaler (Salbuterol) 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.