Who should not take Serevent?

Serevent (salmeterol) should not be used by people who suffer from certain medical conditions. These conditions include: allergies to salmeterol, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, diabetes, seizures, liver disease, pregnancy, hyperthyroidism and heart disease. You also should not use Serevent if you take certain medications. Among others, these include: diuretics, clarithromycin, telithromycin, beta-blockers, antidepressants, HIV or AIDS medications, MAO inhibitors, decongestants, aminophylline, and theophylline. You should also avoid caffeine and diet medications while using Serevent. Be aware that this is not a complete list of the potential risks associated with Serevent. Be sure to talk with your doctor before using this or any other medications or supplements, and inform your doctor of any pre-existing medical conditions you may have. Be aware, too, that Serevent should always be paired with another medication in the treatment of asthma attacks or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); usually an inhaled corticosteroid.

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