Salmeterol

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  1. Salmeterol Benefits & Uses
  2. Salmeterol Dosage & How to Take
  3. Salmeterol Side Effects
  4. Salmeterol Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Salmeterol with Other Drugs
  6. Salmeterol Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Salmeterol
  8. Salmeterol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Salmeterol Benefits & Uses

Salmeterol is used to treat the following -

  1. Asthma Primary
  2. COPD

Salmeterol Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Salmeterol

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
  12. Shortness of Breath Common

Salmeterol Related Warnings

Is the use of Salmeterol safe for pregnant women?

Salmeterol may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Salmeterol, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Salmeterol safe during breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Salmeterol. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

Moderate

What is the effect of Salmeterol on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Salmeterol on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Salmeterol on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Salmeterol. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Salmeterol on the Heart?

You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Salmeterol. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

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?

Salmeterol does not cause addiction.

No

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.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, Salmeterol is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Salmeterol is not used to treat mental disorders.

No

Salmeterol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Salmeterol

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Salmeterol with food.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Salmeterol

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Salmeterol with alcohol will be.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  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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