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Serevent Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Serevent relaxes the muscles in the walls of the bronchial tubes, allowing the passageways to expand and carry more air. It is used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Serevent Dosage

  • For the treatment of Asthma and Chronic Pulmonary Disease, the usual starting dose is 2 inhalations twice a day.
  • For the Prevention of Exercise-induced Asthma, you should be taken 2 inhalations at least 30 to 60 minutes before exercise.

Uses of Serevent

  • It is used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Serevent

Before taken Serevent medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Serevent. Side effects may include:

  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Chest congestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nasal inflammation
  • Pallor
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Sinus headache

Warnings and precautions before taking Serevent:

  • This medication is not for the treatment of seriously worsening asthma, and you should not be started if your asthma is deteriorating.
  • You should not stop using Serevent without first consulting your doctor.
  • If you are using Serevent, then it may cause an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. So you should be used Serevent carefully if you have high blood pressure, or an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you are taking inhaled or oral steroid medications for your asthma, then you should continue using them along with Serevent.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Serevent with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Serevent with the following:

  • Alupent, Proventil, and Ventolin
  • Blood pressure medications known as beta blockers, including Inderal, Lopressor, and Tenormin
  • MAO inhibitors such as the antidepressants Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as Elavil and Tofranil
  • Water pills such as furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide

After taken Serevent if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Serevent overdose include:

  • Angina
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea

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