Salmeterol
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Salmeterol?

(sal ME te role)

• This medicine is used to open the airways in lung diseases where spasm may cause breathing problems.

• This medicine is used to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• This medicine should not be the only one given for your asthma.

• Do not use this medicine to treat an asthma attack. Use a short-acting inhaler.

• If you have diabetes, this medicine may sometimes raise blood sugars. Talk with healthcare provider about how to adjust for this.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have an overactive thyroid, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• Limit caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate...

 
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