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Salmeterol Information

Salmeterol Benefits & Uses

Salmeterol is used to treat the following -

  1. Asthma Primary
  2. COPD

Salmeterol Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Salmeterol


Salmeterol Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Salmeterol is used -

  1. Rash
  2. Insomnia Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Headache Mild
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Decreased potassium level in blood
  7. Nervousness
  8. Oropharyngeal pain
  9. Muscle cramps or spasms (painful)
  10. Tachycardia
  11. Tremor
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Salmeterol Related Warnings

Is the use of Salmeterol safe for pregnant women?

Salmeterol can cause unwanted effects on pregnant women. If you experience any such side effects, stop taking Salmeterol right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.


Is the use of Salmeterol safe during breastfeeding?

Salmeterol can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.


What is the effect of Salmeterol on the Kidneys?

Salmeterol has very mild side effects on the kidney.


What is the effect of Salmeterol on the Liver?

Salmeterol may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Salmeterol on the Heart?

Heart can be affected by Salmeterol. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.


Severe Interaction of Salmeterol with Other Drugs

Salmeterol should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Salmeterol Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Salmeterol unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Asthma
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Glaucoma
  5. Hyperthyroidism
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Thyroid

Frequently asked Questions about Salmeterol

Is this Salmeterol habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Salmeterol is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Salmeterol does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Salmeterol only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Salmeterol is not used to treat mental disorders.

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Salmeterol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Salmeterol

There is no information on the effects of food and Salmeterol because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.


Interaction between Alcohol and Salmeterol

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Salmeterol and alcohol. No research has been done on this.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Serevent Diskus (salmeterol xinafoate)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 223-224
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1122-1123
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