Serevent Inhaler Salmeterol Xinafoate and/or alternatives
Serevent 21mcg/InhManufacturer: Glaxo Smithkline Source Country : New Zealand
Shipped from : New Zealand
Serevent 21mcg/InhMarketed as Serevent Evohaler in European Union Manufacturer: Glaxo Smithkline Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Salmeterol Xinafoate 21mcg/InhGeneric Alternative to Serevent Inhaler 21mcg/Inh
Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Serevent Inhaler
Serevent Inhaler is constituted of Salmeterol xinafoate, which is a bronchodilator. The medicine works by relaxing the smooth muscles of the airways to improve breathing. Patients suffering from frequent asthma attacks can buy Serevent Inhalers as either 6.5g canisters (which provide 60 inhalations) or 13g canisters which provide 120 inhalations. Each canister has a green plastic holder containing a metal body.
The generic name for Serevent Inhaler is Salmeterol Inhalation. It belongs to a class of medicines known as long acting beta adrenergic agonist or LABA medications.
Indications & Dosage of Serevent Inhaler
Serevent Inhaler is prescribed in the treatment of the following medical conditions :< /p>
- Exercise-induced bronchospasm
- COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Serevent Inhaler users are required to administer this medication exactly as instructed by the doctor. The dosage usually recommended varies in different medical situations as follows:< /p>
- For patients who buy Serevent Inhaler to treat COPD or asthma, two puffs two times daily is the advised dosage. There should be a gap of 12 hours between two consecutive doses.
- For preventing exercise-induced bronchospasm, Serevent Inhaler should be used for one puff at least half an hour before exercising.
Overdosing on this inhalation drug may cause serious harm to the health.
Patients should take note that the drug in Serevent Inhaler does not work once an asthma attack has started.
Side Effects & Interactions of Serevent Inhaler
Serevent Inhaler users may experience side effects which can range from being mild to serious adverse reactions. Some of the common and relatively mild side effects of this drug are listed below: < /p>
- Dizziness, headache or light-headedness
- Vomiting and nausea
- Stomach troubles, diarrhea
- Irritated throat
- Dry mouth, increased thirst
The more serious effects of this drug require immediate medical attention and should not be overlooked. A few of such major side effects that may be experienced after using Serevent Inhaler are listed below:
- Pounding heartbeats
- Chest pain
- Skin rashes
- Severe tingling sensations or numbness
- Easy bruising
- Muscle cramps, pain and weakness
- Serious breathing problems
- Choking sensations, wheezing
As Serevent Diskus interacts with a wide range of drugs, patients should always inform their doctors regarding their current medications, before starting a new drug or quitting or altering the dosage of any old one. Some drugs that are known to majorly interact with the drug in Serevent Inhaler and may affect the health adversely are co-administered are as follows:
- Antibiotics like Biaxin or Ketek
- Beta blockers
- MAO inhibitors
- HIV-AIDS medications
- Other LABA medications
Warnings & Precautions of Serevent Inhaler
Serevent Inhaler has been reported to be associated with asthma-induced deaths. It should not be used after an attack has begun. It is essentially important for patients to use this drug with another medication meant to control asthma.
Patients should disclose their medical history to the doctor before using Serevent Inhaler, especially if they have medical conditions like thyroid disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, heart diseases, hypertension and liver disorders.
Serevent Inhaler contains a pregnancy category C drug; it should be used by pregnant women only after close consultation with the doctor.