salmeterol (generic name)

It helps to open up the airways of your lungs
(sal ME te role)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue
  • chest pain
  • difficulty breathing or wheezing that increases or does not go away
  • dizziness or fainting
  • fever
  • irregular heartbeat
  • need for more doses of short acting bronchodilators

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • cough
  • headache
  • fast heart rate
  • nervousness, trembling
  • sore throat
  • stuffy nose
  • upset stomach

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light and moisture. Throw away 6 weeks after you remove from the foil pouch, or after the dose indicator reads 0, whichever comes first. Throw away unopened packages after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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