Serevent is used to prevent asthma attacks. Its active ingredient Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Serevent is also used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Generic name of Serevent is Salmeterol. Brand name of Serevent is Serevent.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Serevent exactly as directed.
Do not change your doses or medication schedule without advice from your doctor.
The usual dose of Serevent for asthma and COPD is 1 inhalation twice a day. The 2 doses should be about 12 hours apart.
Serevent Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Serevent and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Overdose symptoms may include nervousness, headache, tremor, dry mouth, chest pain or heavy feeling, rapid or uneven heart rate, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, dizziness, seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed or fainting.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Serevent More Info
Active Ingredient: Salmeterol.
Other Ingredients: Lactose,
Do not take Serevent if you are allergic to Serevent components.
It is not known whether Serevent will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
You shouldn't take Serevent if you have heart disease or high blood pressure; epilepsy or other seizure disorder; diabetes; a thyroid disorder; or liver disease.
Do not use a second form of salmeterol (such as Advair) or use a similar inhaled bronchodilator such as formoterol or arformoterol (Foradil, Perforomist, Symbicort, or Brovana) unless your doctor has told you to.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old.
Do not use Serevent to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Salmeterol may increase the risk of asthma-related death.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse the eyes with water and seek medical attention.
Do not stop taking Serevent suddenly.