Serevent, or Salmeterol, is a long-acting “Bronchodilator” that’s used to treat severe respiratory problems like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It makes breathing easier for the user by opening up the airways inside the lungs. It’s used by both children and adults.
What is Serevent?
Also known as Salmaterol, Serevent is a medicine that provides long-term asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) treatment, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
How does Serevent treat respiratory conditions?
Serevent belongs to a group of medications called long-acting “Bronchodilators”. These medicines are designed to provide control (but not fast relief) of asthma, COPD, and other respiratory issues.
Serevent is particularly helpful to individuals with the following asthma symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightening
- Constricted airways
Serevent inhaler is most often used by children (4 years old or older) and adults who use corticosteroids as a treatment for asthma. It makes breathing easier and alleviates discomfort caused by these conditions by opening up the airways inside the patient’s lungs.
What should I keep in mind when using Serevent?
When improperly dosed or used for longer than prescribed by your doctor, Serevent can increase the likelihood of the patient experiencing life-threatening asthma symptoms. Because of this, you need to closely follow your doctor’s recommendations and thoroughly acquaint yourself with the information leaflet that came with your Serevent Inhaler.
Notify your physician if you don’t see any improvements in your asthma symptoms after a week of using Serevent. Do not combine Serevent with other asthma drugs unless they’ve been specifically prescribed to you by a registered doctor.
A Serevent inhaler should be stored in a dry place that’s out of direct sunlight, away from heat sources, and with a temperature that doesn’t exceed a 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not stop using Serevent without first consulting with your doctor, as this can exacerbate your asthma symptoms. Likewise, do not change your dosage or switch to a different drug unless explicitly told to do so by your physician.
If you find yourself needing to take Serevent more frequently than before, notify your physician at once. This may be a sign that your asthma is getting worse.