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What should I know about salmeterol before starting treatment?

Before taking salmeterol you should know that it may interact with some other medications and foods. Be sure to tell your doctor about all of the prescription and nonprescription medications you are presently taking, including vitamins, herbs and nutritional supplements. In some cases, salmeterol has caused an allergic reaction in people with a severe milk allergy. It also can cause an increase in your heart rate or blood pressure. Therefore, you should consult with your doctor before taking salmeterol if you have high blood pressure or heart problems. You should talk with your doctor about all of your health concerns before taking this medication.

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