Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol)
What is Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) used for?
Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) is a type of bronchodilator. This type of medication works by helping to keep the breathing tubes in the lungs open, which in turn helps to relieve the symptoms of asthma, such as wheezing or tightness in the chest. It is also given to patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, it is important to note that this medication is not suitable for treating sudden asthma attacks, and should not be used as a substitute for a quick relief inhaler.
How should I use Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Patients using Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) should administer it by oral inhalation. You should carefully read the instructions provided, and follow the directions of your physician on how to properly administer this medication. Adult patients are sometimes directed to use this medication twice per day, once in the morning and once in the evening. It is important to use it at the same time every day, and also, to consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) ?
Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
You should consult your physician immediately if you notice a worsening of any of these side effects, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as chest pain, a fast pounding heartbeat, uncontrolled shaking, wheezing or a worsening of asthma symptoms.
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.
Under no circumstances should this medication be used as a substitute for a quick relief inhaler.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.