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.
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Salmeterol inhaler, also known as Serevent Diskus, is used to treat and decrease wheezing and trouble breathing that is caused by asthma; or any other lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis.
This medication should not only be used for very long if your asthma symptoms are not being treated with other asthma drugs. Salmeterol must not be used alone in treating asthma.
This drug does not work right away and should not be used for sudden attacks of trouble in breathing.
You can purchase Serevent Diskus 50 mcg online from Canada Pharmacy.
Salmeterol inhaler must be used in a horizontal level always. Make sure to inhale this drug through your mouth. Use this drug twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening with a 12-hour gap in between.
Never wash the mouthpiece of this inhaler or any other part of this drug.
If you are using other inhalers with this inhaler, then make sure to wait at least a minute before using the others. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. If you are using this medication only to help prevent asthma that can be brought by exercise then make sure that you use it at least 30 minutes before exercising.
The dosage of this drug depends on the severity of your medical condition and your response to treatment.
It includes Salmeterol xinafoate, and lactose monohydrate (contains milk proteins).
Some common side effects include:
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed you this medication because its benefits to you are greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this medication do not have serious side effects.
However, if you undergo any serious side effects as mentioned below, then notify your doctor immediately.