What is Salmeterol?
Salmeterol reduces respiratory problems in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medicine prevents tightness attacks and asthma attacks. It relaxes the muscles around the airways and thereby dilate the airways. This gives more air. Salmeterol belongs to the long-acting bronchodilators. Within 10 to 20 minutes starts the operation and maintains an average of 12 hours.
Usage of Salmeterol
It is important that you properly inhale, so that Salmeterol have an optimal effect in the airways. Shake the inhaler and exhale gently before use. Then put the inhaler to your lips and inhale deeply and evenly. Hold your breath in, take the inhaler from your mouth and then exhale gently. Rinse your mouth after use to remove any remaining residue. In the Salmeterol leaflet you can read more about using.
The usual dose is 1 inhalation twice daily. Spread this over the day. For instance, in the morning and evening. After 1 to 2 weeks, you will notice that the tightness attacks are less, because the condition of the lungs is improved. You can use Salmeterol for a long time against chest tightness. Check your asthma condition regularly by your doctor. Perhaps the dosage should be adjusted.
Side effects Salmeterol
It is possible that Salmeterol gives side effects. You can think of shaking hands, coughing, headaches, or heart palpitations. Other possible side effects include muscle pain and joint pain. It is not that everyone automatically experiencing these side effects. It differs per person. When you suffer a long time from the side effects or when you don’t trust it, please contact your doctor. Read the Salmeterol leaflet for a complete list of side effects.
Use by children younger than 4 years is not recommended. Are you pregnant or breast-feeding? Discuss with your doctor if you are allowed to use Salmeterol.