Salmeter 120mg Inhaler

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Composition for Salmeter 120mg Inhaler

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139.41
120 MDI in 1 packet
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Medicine Overview of Salmeter Inhaler

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Uses of Salmeter Inhaler

Salmeter 120mg Inhaler is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
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Side effects of Salmeter Inhaler

Common

Tremor, Headache, Restlessness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations, Muscle cramp.

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How to use Salmeter Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Salmeter Inhaler works

Salmeter 120mg inhaler is a long-acting bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and makes breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Salmeter Inhaler

Expert advice for Salmeter Inhaler

  • Do not inhale a double dose to make up for a missed one.
  • Do not use salmeterol during an attack of asthma or COPD. Your doctor will prescribe a short-acting inhaler to use during attacks.Do not stop using salmeterol without talking to your doctor.
  • If you suddenly stop using salmeterol, your symptoms may worsen.
  • Do not take salmeterol, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salmeterol, Always activate and use the inhaler device in a level, horizontal position. Do not try to use a spacer device with salmeterol.
  • To prepare the device for use, open the protective foil pouch and remove the inhaler device. Hold the device in one hand. Use the thumb of the opposite hand to push the thumb grip as far away from you as it will go. The mouthpiece will appear and snap into position.
  • Hold the device in a level, flat position with the mouthpiece toward you. Use your thumb to slide the lever away from you as far as it will go. You should hear a click. The device is now ready for use.
  • Do not close or tilt the device, play with the lever, or move the lever more than once. You may accidentally release or waste a dose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Salmeter 120mg Inhaler
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Salmeter 120mg Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Salmeter 120mg Inhaler is safe to use during lactation. Hum
an studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Salmeter 120mg Inhaler alters the ab
ility to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
Salmeter 120mg Inhaler is probably safe to use in patients w
ith kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Salmeter 120mg Inhaler may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Salmeter 120mg Inhaler should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Salmeter 120mg Inhaler may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Salmeterol, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Salmeter 120mg Inhaler

Frequently asked questions for Salmeterol

Salmeter belongs to a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is not a steroid; however it is available in combination with steroids as an inhaler. It is not a beta blocker
Q. Is salmeterol the same as albuterol/ salbutamol/ Ventolin /Advair/ Seretride/ Esiflo 250?
Salmeterol (also available as Seretride, Esiflo 250) is different from salbutamol (also known as albuterol, Ventolin). Advair is brand name for salmeterol and fluticasone combination
Salmeter will not work quickly enough to relieve an asthma attack that has already started; it is used for prevention of asthma attack. Your doctor may prescribe another inhaler (a shorter-acting bronchodilator), if you get an attack
Salmeter is licensed for the treatment of COPD
Q. Does Seretide stunt growth/ hoarseness/ increased blood pressure/ weight gain?
Salmeterol (Seretide) is not known to cause stunt growth/ hoarseness/ increased blood pressure/ weight gain. However, if you experience such side effects please consult your doctor.
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Substitutes for Salmeter

No substitutes found for this medicine
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