Brief description about Serevent inhaler
Serevent inhaler generic Salmeterol acts as a bronchodilator and improves breathing problem by relaxation of muscles. Serevent counters asthma attacks or exercise-induced bronchospasm. It is useful for suppressing chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (emphysema and chronic bronchitis). Salmeterol is used in the inhaler to keep airways open in people with asthma for proper breathing.
Mode of action of Serevent inhaler
Salmeterol works by coupling with beta 2 receptor on smooth muscles in lungs. The stimulation of beta 2 receptor in lungs relaxes bronchial smooth muscles and improves airflow to lungs. It is used in moderate or severe asthma
Dosage information about Serevent inhaler
The adult dose for prevention of asthma attacks is 50 mcg one inhalation orally two times per day and maintain a gap of 12 hours. For bronchospasm prophylaxis use 50 mcg one inhalation orally at least 30 minutes before exercise. In chronic obstructive disorder, use 50 mcg one inhalation orally two times per day approx 12 hours apart.
Some don'ts to follow with Serevent inhaler
- Do not use Serevent inhaler if you are allergic to this drug or milk proteins.
- Never breastfeed your child if you are using this inhaler.
- Do not use in case of children who are less than 4 years old.
Safety precautions to follow with Serevent inhaler
- You should not exhale or blow into Serevent inhaler.
- Stop the device to get wet.
- Make sure to tell your doctor if you had a food allergy, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorder, liver disease, epilepsy, and seizure disorder.
- Avoid another form of Salmeterol such as Advair, Formoterol unless your doctor says.
- Do not stop dose of Serevent suddenly as it may worsen asthma attacks.
Side effects with Serevent inhaler
Some side effects you may observe with the use of Serevent inhaler are joint or muscle pain, headache, throat irritation, cough, muscle cramps, high blood sugar, worsening of asthma symptoms, sleep problems, muscle cramps, tremors, irregular heartbeats, fainting, seizure, muscle weakness, and low potassium.