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Are there any risks in using Serevent?

Certain medical conditions and medications may increase your risk of complications associated with Serevent (salmeterol). Such medical conditions include irregular heartbeat, allergies to salmeterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, seizures, liver disease, pregnancy, hyperthyroidism and heart disease. Medications and other substances that may increase your risk of complications include: diuretics, clarithromycin, telithromycin, beta-blockers, antidepressants, HIV or AIDS medications, MAO inhibitors, decongestants, aminophylline and theophylline. Caffeine and diet medications also can increase the risk of complications. Be aware that this is not a complete list of the risks associated with Serevent. Before starting Serevent, tell your doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking, as well as any pre-existing medical conditions you may have. Be aware, too, that in certain cases Serevent has been known to slightly increase the risk of death during an asthma attack.

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