Serevent Diskus Inhalation Powder 50Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Serevent Diskus: Inhalation powder (50mcg)

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Serevent Diskus 50mcg/act Inh

What is this Medicine?

SALMETEROL (sal ME te role) is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways of your lungs. This medicine is used to treat COPD and to prevent exercise induced bronchospasm. It is also used to treat asthma in patients taking other asthma control medicines. This medicine should not be used alone for asthma. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Serevent Diskus: Inhalation powder(50mcg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
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Serevent Diskus 50mcg/actuation Powder for Inhalation

NDC: 001730521
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Emphysema, Exercise-induced Bronchospasm Prophylaxis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Bronchospasm Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Altitude Sickness Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store in a dry place
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Avoid direct heat and sunlight
Serevent Diskus 50mcg/actuation Powder for Inhalation

Reported Side Effects for Serevent Diskus 50mcg/actuation Powder for Inhalation

Nervousness Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bone Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yeast Infection Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Migraine Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tooth Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Throat Infection Incidence:
3.0-7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
>3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
>3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Sinus Infection Incidence:
>3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
>3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
4.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Flu Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
13.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Serevent Diskus 50mcg/actuation Powder for Inhalation

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Serevent Diskus 50mcg/actuation Powder for Inhalation(Salmeterol Xinafoate)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Beta-agonists(Salmeterol Xinafoate)
Limit excessive Caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) and limit medicines containing additional Caffeine. In caffeine-sensitive persons, taking a high amount of Caffeine with this drug can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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