Serevent review

Serevent is a brand name for salmeterol xinafoate inhalation powder. It is taken twice a day to help prevent asthma from occurring, but it does not replace fast-acting inhalers for the sudden onset of symptoms. It comes in a round plastic administrative device, called a Diskus. If you have asthma, you inhale miscroscopic particles of Severent into your lungs. This causes the air passages to relax, which helps keep the airways open and results in easier breathing. It is taken twice a day because it can provide relief for up to twelve hours at a time. One Diskus contains sixty doses or a thirty-day supply.

Severent is prescribed to improve lung function for those who have several different lung disorders. If you suffer from COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, or asthma, Severent might be a good medication for you. It is a long-acting bronchodilator which treats restricted airway muscles and helps them to relax. Restriction of airway muscles causes the coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing that make asthma and COPD so dangerous. Severent works on these airways making breathing easier. It is used for episodes in patients age four and older.

Some people may experience side effects while taking Severent. These can include throat irritation, sinus headache, nausea, pain in the joints, inability to sleep, numbness or tingling in the limbs, eczema, achiness, conjunctivitis, lower respiratory symptoms, anxiety, and increased blood sugar. Other more serious effects can include irregular heartbeat, tremor, nervousness, choking and increased difficulty breathing.

Severent is in Pregnancy Category C, which means that no tests have indicated that it has any negative effects on a pregnant woman or her developing fetus. It is possible that Severent passes into breast milk, but no conclusive tests have been done. If you are nursing or planning to nurse a baby, you should discuss with your doctor whether to suspend treatment with Severent or to forego breast feeding. Severent is considered safe for pediatric use. It has been tested in children ages four through eleven and is often prescribed for this age group. Severent is considered safe at normal doses for patients over age sixty five, but if you are in this age group, you should be monitored for side effects, especially where your heart is concerned.

It is extremely important to understand that while Severent helps to prevent the onset of asthma attacks or sudden symptoms of COPD, it can not stop them altogether. If you have an asthma attack or other pulmonary difficulty, do not inhale an extra dose from your Severent Diskus. If this happens, you should only treat your symptoms with an inhaler your doctor will give you for just such emergencies, not with your Severent. Severent is a long-term, long-acting preventative medication, it is not for acute attacks. Using it incorrectly in emergency situations can cause you not to get the medication you really need, and the result is sometimes a far worse episode or even death.

Serevent has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of serevent

• Molecular formula of serevent is C25H37NO4
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-[1-hydroxy-2-[6-(4-phenylbutoxy)hexylamino]ethyl]-phenol
• Molecular weight is 415.566 g/mol
Serevent available : Diskus 60 50 mcg/dose powder inhaler

Generic name: Salmeterol

Brand name(s): Aeromax, Arial, Astmerole, Fujimycin, Salmetedur, Salmeterolum

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