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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Serevent Diskus (Salmeterol)

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Brand

Serevent Diskus (Salmeterol)

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Strength

50mcg

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Generic Equivalent - Serevent Diskus (Salmeterol)

Prescription Required

Strength

50mcg

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  • Product Details

    Description

    serevent diskus 50 mcg

    SEREVENT DISKUS (Salmeterol) is a medication prescribed to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or exercise-induced bronchospasm.

    SEREVENT DISKUS contains the medication salmeterol, which is a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA). The medication comes in a dry powder inside capsules made for inhalation. The inhaler device has a mechanism to puncture each capsule to prepare the powder for inhalation.

    People with diseases of the airway have trouble breathing because the muscles in the lung may contract (tighten) more often or more tightly than needed. This contraction makes the airways smaller. SEREVENT DISKUS works by binding to beta-2 receptors on the surface of lung muscle cells. By attaching to these receptors, SEREVENT DISKUS relaxed the muscles, making it easier to breathe. 

    Directions

    Inhale the contents of 1 capsule twice daily.

    How to use SEREVENT DISKUS: Do not exhale into the device, as it may blow out the contents of the capsule. Use the SEREVENT DISKUS in a level and flat position. Inhale quickly and deeply and hold the breath for 10 seconds or as long as it is comfortable.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in SEREVENT DISKUS is salmeterol.

    Cautions

    SEREVENT and other LABA medications may increase the risk of asthma-related death when used alone to treat asthma. When treating asthma, LABA should be combined with an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS).

    SEREVENT DISKUS is not a rescue inhaler, and should not be used for acute bronchospasm. If you are having trouble breathing from bronchospasm, do not use SERVENT DISKUS for rescue, and use a rescue inhaler like albuterol instead.

    Some people have reported symptoms in their upper airway like a spasm, swelling, and choking when using SEREVENT DISKUS.

    Side Effects

    Some common side effects of SEREVENT DISKUS may include:

    • Bronchitis
    • Dizziness
    • Edema
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Hyperglycemia
    • Hypertension
    • Influenza
    • Muscle cramps
    • Paresthesia
    • Rash
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinus congestion

    Not everyone experiences side effects while taking SERVENT DISKUS, but these are some of the most common. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for a full list of side effects that are most likely to affect you.

    Buying SERVENT DISKUS from Canada Pharmacy may be a more convenient option than your local pharmacy or mail order. Compare the SERVENT DISKUS 50 mcg price to your current pharmacy.

    References

    1. Serevent [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2006


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1796

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