Generic Serevent (Salmeterol 25 mcg) guide:
What is the preparation sold as Serevent?
Serevent is a brand owned by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. It was registered in 1980 but now, the exclusive patent for the use of the formula of the preparation had already expired and other pharmaceutical companies gained the right to make the same medication based on Salmeterol. Salmeterol is an internationally approved and used name of the medication used in a form of aerosol inhaler for asthma and obstructive lung disease. The preparation isn’t used to stop an acute suffocation but is used as a maintenance therapy to suppress the abnormal activity of the bronchi in a long-term daily therapy. The same substance is also used in the compound of composition medications along with Fluticasone. Therefore, when your healthcare provider tall you to buy Serevent or Salmeterol you need to clarify whether you need only this particular substance or a combination medication. Besides, you need to clarify it when you purchase a generic version of the preparation with the pharmacist to be sure that you obtain the correct drug.
The active substance of the inhaler is a selective stimulant of beta 2-adrenergic receptors. It stimulates the intracellular adenylate cyclase and increases the production of cyclic adenosine monophosphate. Serevent causes relaxation of the smooth muscles of the bronchi and inhibits the release of inflammatory mediators and mediators that affect the tone and contractility of bronchi from the mast cells. The medication is a long-acting inhaler that dilates (expands) the lumen of the bronchi for up to twelve hours in people who suffer from the reversible bronchial obstruction. It has anti-inflammatory activity, lowers the intensity of primary and secondary bronchial responses to allergens. The effect of the preparation usually develops within five-ten minutes after the inhalation and maintains for around twelve hours.
The regular use of the inhaler ensures a persistent improvement of lung function, minimizing the severity of the airway obstruction syndrome and nighttime attacks of bronchial asthma.
What is Generic Serevent? Does it have the same effect as the branded medication?
If you have ever used generic medications then you know that they are exactly the same as the branded medicines. Their cheaper price is explained by the fact that they are manufactured by other drug making companies who didn’t develop the original formula and got the right to make the meds after the patent of the developer expired. Besides, their manufacturers do not invest in wide advertising and the majority of their medicines are marketed in the developing countries where the prices of medications are more strictly regulated than, for instance, in the U.S. where all medications are highly overpriced.
Ideally, all generics would be of the same quality and effectiveness as the branded medications with the same formula but it’s not always like that. Some untrustworthy drug makers make less potent medications claiming that the formula is identical. However, these medicines are not present on the market for a long time because their manufacturers are usually prohibited to market their products once their unfairness is discovered. In order to get the best quality and effect when opting for a generic, it is reasonable to buy Generic Serevent from a reliable seller who works only with the trustworthy brands and offers only the medicines with the best customer reviews. Our drugstore values its reputation and we guarantee that all medicines that you purchase from our website are absolutely identical to the branded medicines, 100% safe when used properly, and effective.
When is Generic Serevent used?
The inhaler is used in the conditions in which reversible obstruction of the airways occurs such as bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive bronchitis. The inhaler is used to avoid bronchospasm development due to a physical exercises or night asthma attacks.
Please note that there are numerous inhalers used for the same conditions but with certain peculiarities. Before you buy Salmeterol, you must make sure that this particular inhaler is needed for your therapy and that its use won’t interfere with the other medications that you use. In order to be sure that it will help you, you need to consult a respiratory specialist, allergist, pulmonary specialist, or a physician.
If you want to purchase the medication for a child or a teenager, do not do so as the medication is used for the therapy of these conditions in adults only. For children and adolescents, you can find other medications in this section of our online pharmacy.
When shouldn’t be Serevent used?
You should not buy Generic Salmeterol for children, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding (or you can transfer the baby to the formula feeding if you need to use the medication), and if you are hypersensitive to the medication’s components.
Besides the strict prohibitions for the preparation use, it is also not encouraged to be used or should be carefully used in case you suffer from hyperthyroidism (hyperfunction of the thyroid gland), any heart disease, uncontrollable high blood pressure, hypoxia of various causes, pheochromocytoma, or are of elderly age.
With what medications the inhaler is contraindicated or not advised to be used along?
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants elevate the risk of adverse reactions occurrence on the part of heart and blood vessels.
Xanthine derivatives, glucocorticoids, and medications that promote diuresis raise the risk of low potassium levels, especially in patients with severe bronchial asthma, as well as hypoxia (control of potassium levels in the blood plasma are mandatory).
The medication is compatible, i.e. can be used together with corticosteroids and/or cromoglycic acid.
The possible side effects Salmeterol can cause
If you have never used the inhaler based on Salmeterol and plan to order Serevent for the first time, you can expect to develop certain adverse reactions to it such as rapid heartbeat, lowering or elevation of the blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth or throat, headache, dizziness, tremor, insomnia, agitation, distorted taste, paradox bronchospasm, coughing, arthralgia, low potassium levels, allergic reactions, rhinitis, laryngitis, and others.
If you have any allergic reactions, you must inform your healthcare provider right away and stop using the inhaler especially if you developed bronchospasm after its use.
Overdose signs and therapy
The symptoms of an overdose with Generic Serevent are arrhythmia, tachycardia, headache, tremor, involuntary muscle contractions, hypokalemia, and hyperglycemia.
The therapy requires the discontinuation of the medication use and starting of the therapy with alternative drugs, the introduction of cardioselective beta-blockers.
How should you use Salmeterol inhaler?
If the medication is not contraindicated for you and is compatible with other medications that you use, you can order Generic Serevent from our online pharmacy and start using it as indicated in the official instruction but it’s still advised to consult a healthcare specialist on how long and how frequently you need to use this inhaler.
The official instruction says that for asthma and obstructive bronchitis the dosage is 50 micrograms inhaled twice a day. In the severe cases, the single dose can be raised to 100 micrograms or 200 micrograms a day.
If you have previously used the branded inhaler, you will have no problem using the generic inhaler device. If you have never used the inhaler, you can ask your physician or respiratory therapist how to use it or follow the instruction that comes along with the medication.
Where to buy Serevent?
There is a huge difference in the price of the branded medication and the same medication sold as generic. Therefore, in order to save on the therapy considering that it usually a long-term one, it is wiser to order Salmeterol online especially taking into account that we sell the medication over-the-counter. If you are unsure whether you need only this active substance or a combination medication, you can enjoy a free consultation with our pharmacists.
Shipping of Serevent
Wherever you live, we will ship your order to you within seven to twenty-five days contingent on the type of delivery that you choose while finalizing the order.
Our doctor prescribes Salmeterol online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Salmeterol arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.