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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. James Lin
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Salmeterol (Definition)

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


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I've been using seretide(salmeterol & fluticasone propionate) accuhaler for 5+ years. Should i stop and visit a doctor? Will there be side effects?

I've been using  seretide(salmeterol & fluticasone propionate) accuhaler for 5+ years. Should i stop and visit a doctor? Will there be side effects?

Control?: How are you being assessed as to the control of your asthma? How are you getting the medication without seeing a doctor? Yes, you definitely should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does serevent work when you have asthma?

Does serevent work when you have asthma?

Inhaled steroid: Serevent 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 does not make asthma worse when used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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

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

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Asthma. Meds serevent and Pulmicort helpful?

Asthma. Meds serevent and Pulmicort helpful?

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

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Serevent (Definition)

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