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What is salmeterol?

Salmeterol is a prescription medication used to treat shortness of breath, wheezing and breathing difficulties caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exercise-induced bronchospasm, asthma and other lung disorders. The medication is taken via inhaler, and works by relaxing and opening the airways in your lungs so that you can breathe more easilly.

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