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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Serevent (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 doctors shared insights

Serevent (Overview)

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


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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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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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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?

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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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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Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Can cold air cause breathlessness without asthma? It's my trigger but inhalers barely help! (Ventolin, plus Clenil and Serevent (salmeterol) twice a day)

Can cold air cause breathlessness without asthma? It's my trigger but inhalers barely help! (Ventolin, plus Clenil and Serevent (salmeterol) twice a day)

Consider other cause: Cold air exposure is a common trigger. Could be undiagnosed/improperly treated asthma or another condition that mimics asthma like vocal cord dysfunction. Would suggest seeing specialist for further workup and evaluation. An allergist would be someone good to talk to. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Salmeterol (Definition)

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