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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.

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