salmeterol inhalers

 

Brand: Seretide®, Sirdupla®, AirFluSal® Forspiro, Serevent®, Neovent Vertine

Application: Asthma - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other airway problems

 

Salmeterol pharmaceutical forms

  • Inhalation spray

 

 

Combination brands containing salmeterol

Salmeterol spray medication information

Dosage and method of taking salmeterol

Contraindications to salmeterol spray

Salmeterol during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of salmeterol on driving and working with machines

Salmeterol drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking salmeterol spray

Side effects of salmeterol spray

Overuse of salmeterol spray (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of Salmeterol spray

 

 

 

 

Combination brands containing salmeterol

  • Seretide: Salmeterol and Fluticasone
  • Sirdupla: Salmeterol and Fluticasone
  • AirFluSal® Forspiro: Salmeterol and Fluticasone

 

Salmeterol spray medication information

Salmeterol spray is used to treat sudden shortness of breath or wheezing in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is used as a painkiller to relieve the symptoms of shortness of breath.

Salmeterol is a type of airway and bronchodilator. Salmeterol spray is used regularly to relieve problems in people with asthma or other respiratory problems related to the airways. It dilates the airways of your lungs, facilitates airflow to the lungs, makes it easier for the patient to breathe, and helps relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Salmeterol spray starts its effect 20 minutes after use and its effect lasts up to 12 hours after taking the drug.

The salmeterol spray hybrid brands mentioned above are in combination with another drug, such as fluticasone, which also helps control asthma symptoms.

 

Dosage and method of taking salmeterol

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with salmeterol. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of salmeterol spray varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • When you press salmeterol spray, breathe regularly and regularly to get the medicine into your lungs and airways.
  • Try to use salmeterol spray at a specific time of day, if you forgot to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forgot to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to salmeterol spray

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of this medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give salmeterol spray to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Salmeterol during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of salmeterol on driving and working with machines

Salmeterol spray is unlikely to confuse or make you drowsy, but make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Salmeterol drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

In addition, many drugs may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine ), Sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin); Therefore, before using salmeterol spray, make a list of all the medicines you use and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Some medications affect the removal and function of salmeterol spray. These include cobicistat, telithromycin, HIV protease inhibitors (ritonavir), some azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole), and macrolide antibiotics (macrolide).

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking salmeterol spray

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby or are breastfeeding your baby.
  • If you have an overactive thyroid gland.
  • If you have cardiovascular problems or an irregular heartbeat.
  • If your blood pressure is high.
  • If your blood sugar is high and you have diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar).
  • If your blood potassium level is low.
  • Never smoke, smoking makes your breathing worse.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of salmeterol spray

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Muscle cramps, chills, palpitations: See a doctor or emergency room if these symptoms bother you.
  • Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller for you.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of this medicine.

 

Overuse of salmeterol spray (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you notice symptoms such as chest pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting) in yourself or someone else, call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of Salmeterol spray

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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