Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate)
What is Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) used for?
Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) is used to help prevent asthma attacks, and to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It can also be used to prevent exercise induced asthma. This drug is a type of bronchodilator, which works by helping muscles in the airways to relax, which in turn helps to improve breathing. This medication is not effective in treating an asthma attack that has already begun, and therefore is not to be used as a replacement for a quick relief inhaler.
How should I use Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate)?
Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) is inhaled orally. Adult patients suffering from asthma and COPD are sometimes directed to administer 2 inhalations twice per day. More severe obstruction of the airways may require a higher dosage, such as 4 inhalations twice per day. This medication should only be given to children if a physician has prescribed it. Patients should always consult their physician prior to commencing treatment with this medication, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate)?
Serobid (Salmeterol Xinafoate) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as pain in the chest, a rapid heartbeat, tremors, wheezing or severe asthma symptoms.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.