Serevent Diskus is a drug, intended to prevent and control the symptoms of asthma. Before taking the drug, ask your doctor whether it is suitable for you. If you are allergic to milk proteins or Salmeterol, you are not allowed to use Serevent Diskus. Before taking the medication, you should make sure that it is safe for you. You should tell your doctor about all the diseases and allergies that you experience, especially if you suffer from diabetes, heart diseases, allergies to any medications and food, epilepsy, liver diseases and thyroid problems.
The influence of Salmeterol on a breastfeeding baby has not been studied, so before taking the drug, you should tell your doctor if you breastfeed a child, if you are pregnant, or if you plan to become pregnant.
Serevent Diskus is contraindicated to children, who are younger than 4.
Method of Application
You should take the doses of medication according to the doctor’s prescription. You are not allowed to take the dosage of the drug higher or lower, than it is prescribed, as just a doctor can change the dosage. The drug Serevent Diskus is not intended to treat an already started asthma attack, as this medication is not a fast-acting drug. If you have an already begun asthma attack, you should take fast-acting medications.
Serevent Diskus is available in the form of the inhalation powder of Salmeterol. This drug is produced with a special inhaler. It contains blister packs with the doses of the medication. Each time you use an inhaler, you need to open the device and load the dose of the medicine. This device does not require using a spacer.
To get the maximum effect, you should take Serevent Diskus constantly. Always get a new prescription from your doctor before the inhaler becomes empty. If you notice that your medication does not work and your symptoms worsen, immediately consult a doctor.
Keep Serevent Diskus at room temperature in a dry, cool, clean place, away from children.
Never disassemble the Discus device. After 6 weeks of using it and when the dose counter is at zero, stop using the device and throw it away.
If you missed a medication intake, then take it as soon as you remember about it. Take the next dose of the medication after 12 hours. But if it's time for the next dose, skip the missed one and take the medicine on schedule.
If, after taking the drug, you observe allergic reactions, such as breathing problems, rashes, swelling of the face and throat, you should seek medical help immediately.
If you have any of the following side effects, consult the doctor immediately: low potassium, severe thirst, discomfort in the legs, increased urination, muscle weakness; pain in the chest; insomnia, tremor, muscle cramps; worsening of asthma symptoms, severe breathing problems; high blood sugar, hunger, drowsiness, dry skin, weight loss, vision problems.
General side effects: flu symptoms, runny nose, severe headache, cough, sore throat, joint and muscle pain.
The list of side effects is not complete, so for further information you should consult the doctor.
Ask your doctor about the substances and medications that can adversely affect the action of the drug Serevent and do not take them during your treatment, as this can be dangerous for your health. Always inform your doctor about your health and the symptoms you experience. Also, tell the doctor about all the medicines that you start or stop taking. Strictly follow all recommendations of your doctor during the treatment.