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What should I know about Serevent before using it?

Serevent (salmeterol) is meant only for the prevention of severe asthma attacks and COPD and should not be used alone. Serevent should always be paired with another asthma medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid. Serevent is used only to prevent an asthma attack, and not to treat one that has already started. In certain tests, Serevent has been known to increase your risk for death during an asthma attack. You should not use Serevent if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication.Taking Serevent is not advisable if you are taking certain medications or have certain pre-existing medical conditions. Be sure to discuss these with your doctor before starting treatment. You also should speak with your doctor before starting Serevent if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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