I'm a professional and
|0 people have tried Salmeterol||0 people have prescribed Salmeterol|
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 intake. Use with this medicine may cause nervousness, shakiness, and fast heartbeat.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Nervous and excitable.
• Muscle pain.
• Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
• Throat irritation.
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.
• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Unable to get breathing attack under control. Get emergency medical care right away. • Peak flow measurement low.
• Increased use of short-acting inhaler.
• Chest pain or pressure or fast heartbeat.
• Difficulty breathing.
• Very nervous and excitable.
• Severe muscle pain.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.