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What side effects does Salmeterol cause?

Salmeterol has a number of potential side effects. The most common include: headaches, uncontrollable shaking of your body, nervousness, dizziness, stuffy nose, cough, pale skin, ear pain, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pain, cramps, stiffness, nausea, flu-like symptoms, throat irritation, heartburn, tooth pain, dry mouth, irritated or red eyes, sores or white patches in your mouth, tingling or burning in your hands or feet and difficulty falling or staying asleep.

More severe side effects include: wheezing; coughing; rash; hives; chest pain; severe muscle pain; overexcitement; fast or pounding heartbeat; swelling of the throat, face, tongue, eyes, lips, feet, hands, ankles or the lower legs; hoarseness; loud, high-pitched breathing; and choking, difficulty swallowing or chest tightness that occurs after you inhale salmeterol. If any of these occur, contact your doctor immediately. Before starting salmeterol, be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins and herbs that you are taking to avoid potential negative interactions.

Based on information from iGuard.org, a free medication monitoring service, 13% of patients experience side effects while taking Salmeterol (Serevent). Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members inlcude: Cough. Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms that worsen or do not go away.

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