Advertisement

What are the side effects of Serevent?

Serevent (salmeterol) may produce a number of side effects, which can range from mild to severe. Relatively mild side effects include: burning and tingling in hands and feet, eye irritation, insomnia, white sores in mouth, tooth pain, dry mouth, heartburn, flu-like symptoms, nausea, throat irritation, pale skin, muscle pain and stiffness, ear pain, headaches, increased perspiration, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, cough, dizziness, headaches, anxiety and tremors.

Severe side effects include: choking, bruising, restlessness, worsening asthma symptoms, loud breathing, hoarseness, swelling, difficulty swallowing, rashes, rapid heartbeat, chest pain and chest tightness. If you experience any of these side effects, or if any milder side effects worsen, contact your doctor immediately. Be aware, too, that Serevent has been known to slightly increase the risk of death during an asthma attack if it is used alone without an inhaled corticosteroid.

Continue Learning about Antiasthma

How effective is theophylline at treating asthma?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Theophylline is an alternative treatment for asthma. When taken alone, it improves lung function, bu...
More Answers
How effective are long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilators?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
A long-acting beta-agonist combined with a corticosteroid reduces asthma symptoms and the frequency ...
More Answers
What should I know before taking omalizumab?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
It is not known if omalizumab is safe or effective for children under 6 years of age. Omalizumab ma...
More Answers
What are long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilators?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Long-acting beta-agonists relax and open the airways in the same way as short-acting beta agonists, ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.