Serevent is a preventer inhaler which helps treat breathing problems and other symptoms associated with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). This inhaler contains the active ingredient salmeterol which has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Serevent is an effective bronchodilator medication for patients who are already taking corticosteroids for long-term treatment of respiratory disorders.
Serevent contains the active ingredient salmeterol, a drug which belongs to the class of medicines known as salmeterol. This medicine makes breathing easier by opening up the passage of airways inside the lungs. It starts working within 10 to 20 minutes of administration and its effect lasts for up to 12 hours.
The benefits of Serevent include:
It prevents asthma attacks
It has a fast-acting effect on symptoms of attacks such as wheezing, breathlessness, etc.
It eases breathing by opening the airways inside the lungs
The recommended dosage of Serevent in adults and children above the age of 4 years is two times a day. Make sure that you do not exceed the prescribed dose as recommended to you. Also, do not stop taking the medicine if your symptoms reduce as it may cause the symptoms to bounce back. Complete the course of treatment as recommended by your team.
If you miss a dose, do not take a double dose. Skip the missed dose and continue the next one as usual.
Serevent is administered through an inhaler device. There are types of inhaler devices that are available – evohaler and accuhaler. The evohaler consists of a canister which delivers the medicine as a fine spray or mist. Here are steps for using this inhaler:
You must hold the device upright and then shake it well.
Breathe out as far as you can and then insert the mouthpiece between your lips.
Start breathing in and at the same time, press the canister to administer a dose.
Remove the mouthpiece. Then continue holding your breath for as long as you can
The accuhaler delivers the medicine in the form of a dry powder. It consists of pre-loaded blisters, which contain metered doses of the medicine in a powder form. Here are the steps for using this inhaler:
Slide the lever of the inhaler to the side
This will open up a blister with a ready dose.
Breathe out as far as you can and then insert the mouthpiece inside your mouth.
Inhale the medicine through the mouth
You Serevent with caution for patients who are suffering from:
Any heart disease
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Overactive thyroid gland (Hyperthyroidism)
Do not use Serevent for patients who:
Are allergic to any of its ingredients
Are children below the age of 4 years
Experience an allergic reaction after taking the medicine
Common side effects of Serevent include:
You may experience certain allergies when you take Serevent, such as:
You must contact your medical team immediately if you experience any such allergic reactions.
You can safely purchase Serevent online at MedsNow after a brief online consultation with one of our clinicians. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that this is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.
Store the Serevent inhaler at about 30 degree Celsius. Keep it away from heat moisture or sunlight.
(GPhC Reg: 2061101)
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