Generic Serevent is a bronchodilating agent that stimulates beta2-adrenergic receptors. Salmeterol, the active substance of Generic Serevent, inhibits the release of mast cells mediators of histamine in tissues, leukotrienes and PGE2. The drug inhibits early and late stages of allergic reaction. Salmeterol also increases the frequency of movement of cilia of ciliated epithelium, improves mucociliary clearance, reduces damage to the epithelium of the respiratory tract caused by Haemophilus influenzae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as antineutrophill activity and the ability to reduce swelling of the mucous membrane.
- bronchial asthma in adults and children over 4 years
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic obstructive bronchitis and emphysema
Warnings and Precautions: The drugs should not be used in the following conditions:
- hypersensitivity to any components of the preparations.
- children aged below 4
- pregnancy, breastfeeding
Side effects: Drugs may cause side-effects which in specific patients may manifest differently. In the following paragraph we want to underline the most serious and frequent side effect of Salmeterol that were identified by the drug manufacturers. The possibility of the adverse effect manifestation depends only on the individual and his specific traits. Generic Serevent side effects include:
- Headache, tremor, cramps
- Hypokalemia, palpitations
- Paradoxical bronchospasm
- Sore joints
- Allergic reactions: itching, hives, swelling of eyelids, lips, face, oral mucosa and / or larynx
For full information on any risks and adverse effects associated with Salmeterol, please consult your doctor, read the included leaflet or contact our customer support service.
Interactions: Before using Generic Serevent please tell your doctor which drugs or supplements you are already taking including those bought without a prescription. Also check if any additional medicine which you will take during the course of Salmeterol therapy are safe in combination. Especially mention if you are taking the following groups of drugs:
- Beta blockers
- Oral glucocorticosteroids
- Xanthine derivatives
- MAO inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants
Patients information: Generic Serevent is not to be shared with healthy individuals. It is strictly FORBIDDEN to use the drugs in treatment of any conditions unrelated to their indications. The product as well as utilized vials, syringes, needles if used during the course of treatment should be kept out of reach of children and never reused.