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What is salmeterol xinafoate?

Salmeterol xinafoate is the generic name of the brand name drug Serevent. It is a prescription medication used to treat shortness of breath, wheezing, and breathing difficulties caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung diseases, bronchospasm while exercising, and asthma. The medication is in the form of an inhaler and works by relaxing and opening the air passageways in your lungs so that you can breathe easier.

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