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.
Serevent is available in:
- 25mcg 120 doses Min Dosage
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.
Missing a 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.