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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Salmeterol (Overview)

Salmeterol is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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What is salmeterol xinafoate used tot reat?

What is salmeterol xinafoate used tot reat?

Treats asthma.: Treats asthma as an additional long-term therapy, in addition to an inhaled corticosteroid. Does NOT treat acute attacks, and it may increase the risk of hospitalizations and death related to asthma, especially if used by itself. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Salmeterol (Overview)

Salmeterol is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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What's inside salmeterol in prescription advair which could kill a few asthmatics?

What's inside salmeterol in prescription advair which could kill a few asthmatics?

See below: It's not the medication that has been linked to death itself. It's when this medication is used, all the beta receptors are blocked by the salmeterol thus the short acting beta agonist - your rescue inhaler - won't bind thus won't work as well or at all. this was primary seen in the black population. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of salmeterol (serevent)?

What are the most common side effects of salmeterol (serevent)?

Generally tolerated: Salmeterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). Side effects of jitteriness, increased heart rate and tremor can occur. Also consider the "black box warning" of increase severe asthma attaches and asthma associated deaths. Many asthma specialists question the validity of the "black box" warnings due to shortcomings of the study and the overall almost 50% drop in asthma deaths since combo release. ...Read more

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How many days of taking fluticasone/salmeterol 250x2/day till symptoms go? 4 days on broncospasms milder but coughs/airways/phlegm haven't normalized.

How many days of taking fluticasone/salmeterol 250x2/day till symptoms go? 4 days on broncospasms milder but coughs/airways/phlegm haven't normalized.

Improvement varies: Depending upon the acute precipitator of this asthma flair, viral infection, allergen, etc. Improvement can take hours to days. Another determinant is the use of a chronic anti-inflammatory. Generally therapeutic response is quicker if the asthmatic is taking daily inhaled corticosteroid (ics), rather than periodic medication. Except in intermitttent asthma ICS therapy should be daily, not prn. ...Read more

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What is salmeterol xinafoate used tot reat?

Treats asthma.: Treats asthma as an additional long-term therapy, in addition to an inhaled corticosteroid. Does NOT treat acute attacks, and it may increase the risk of hospitalizations and death related to asthma, especially if used by itself. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of salmeterol (serevent)?

Generally tolerated: Salmeterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). Side effects of jitteriness, increased heart rate and tremor can occur. Also consider the "black box warning" of increase severe asthma attaches and asthma associated deaths. Many asthma specialists question the validity of the "black box" warnings due to shortcomings of the study and the overall almost 50% drop in asthma deaths since combo release. ...Read more

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I was prescribed qvar and serevent (salmeterol). Qvar is 3 puffs twice a day and serevent (salmeterol) is 1, twice a day. Is it ok to take them at the same time ie: 9am and 9pm?

I was prescribed qvar and serevent (salmeterol). Qvar is 3 puffs twice a day and serevent (salmeterol) is 1, twice a day. Is it ok to take them at the same time ie: 9am and 9pm?

Yes, Serevent (salmeterol) first,: Use serevent (salmeterol) first, then qvar. Serevent (salmeterol) opens the airway and lets Qvar get in better. Serevent (salmeterol) is slow acting and waiting a few minutes would help. ...Read more

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Is salmeterol classified as a steroid?

Beta agonist: Hello, Salmeterol is a beta agonist(like albuterol) inhaler. It has a longer half life than albuterol. Now it may be combined with inhaled steroids but can be used alone. It is NOT classified as a steroid. It's most useful for asthma and COPD. Best of health to you. ...Read more

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Can salmeterol cause asthma complications?

Can salmeterol cause asthma complications?

Controversial: Salmeterol like albuterol carry black box warnings about increased risk of death in asthma. Most lung doctors feel that using these alone may convince patients that their controller medicines (inhaled steroids) aren't needed and this is the real cause of trouble so we don't use long acting bronchodilators outside of fixed combination therapy. ...Read more

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Does serevent (salmeterol) work when you have asthma?

Does serevent (salmeterol) work when you have asthma?

Inhaled steroid: Serevent (salmeterol) used without an inhaled steroid will make asthma worse over time. It needs to be used with an inhaled steroid. This combination is effective making both medications more effective. Most data shows that serevent (salmeterol) does not make asthma worse when used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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I don't like addiction of formoterol does salmeterol have less addictive properties?

I don't like addiction of formoterol  does salmeterol have less addictive properties?

Asthma meds: Neither formoterol nor salmeterol has "addictive properties". Both are long-acting bronchodilators (open small airways) used in conjunction with an inhaled corticosteroid to control asthma. They are related to albuterol, a short-acting bronchodilator. If your asthma is not adequately controlled w/ formoterol, see your pcp or pulmonologist for meds adjustment. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Asthma Controller: Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is used to treat asthma, it is an inhaled medication that has a steroid (fluticasone) which reduced lung inflammation and long acting salmeterol which relaxes airway muscles and improves breathing. Advair comes in 2 inhaler forms, hfa and diskus. ...Read more

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Can I use an expired advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? Expired 3/13.

Expired Medication: Yes. I often tell my patients that as long as the product was not exposed to the elements or direct sunlight that simple expiration dates are fine to ignore. ...Read more

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Can advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) usually make people gain weight?

Can advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) usually make people gain weight?

Advair: The continuous use of high dose Advair Diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 500/50 may cause weight gain in some individuals and ideally no one should be kept on such a high dose for a long period of time. The other dosages, 250/50 and 100/50 do not have significant systemic absorption. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Serevent (Definition)

Serevent is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more