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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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. Brad Goldenberg
23 doctors shared insights

Salmeterol (Overview)

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


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Anyone on salmeterol have side effects from it?

Anyone on salmeterol  have side effects from it?

Side effects: Salmeterol side effects include tremor, fast heart rate, and gitteriness. ...Read more

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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?

Med...: Salmeterol is a long acting beta-agonist, a type of bronchodilator (like albuterol!). A study found that use of long-acting beta-agonists was dangerous in some, but not all asthmatics. This is a prescription med so a doctor needs to prescribe it and monitor the patient carefully. This is another reason not to take someone else's medicine! ...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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Anyone on salmeterol have side effects from it?

Side effects: Salmeterol side effects include tremor, fast heart rate, and gitteriness. ...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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Serevent (Definition)

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