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Revised: 3/2020

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Serevent 50 Diskus
 Active ingredient:
Salmeterol xinafoate
 Dosage form:
inhalation
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine has a long bronchodilator effect by a beta 2 adrenergic receptor stimulating action.
This will help to relieve symptoms such as breathing difficulty caused by airway obstruction.
It is usually used to treat bronchial asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema). It should not be used to relieve an asthma attack or acute exacerbation of symptoms that has already begun. For bronchial asthma, it is used in combination with medicine (inhaled steroid, etc.) which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the airways.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take one inhalation (50 mcg of salmeterol) at a time, twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime.
    In general, for children, inhale 25 mcg of salmeterol at a time, twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. The maximum daily dose is one inhalation at a time, twice a day (100 mcg).
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • Try to inhale this medicine at the same time each day.
  • Read the instruction leaflet for users thoroughly before using this medicine. (Japanese version only)
  • If you miss a dose, inhale the missed dose as soon as possible. However, do not inhale this medicine more than twice a day. You should never inhale two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally inhale more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop inhaling this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • When you experience an asthma attack, take prescribed medicine for stopping an attack, or visit a healthcare facility as soon as possible.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include palpitation. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs, rapid pulse [low serum potassium level]
  • respiratory distress, hives, cold sweat [shock, anaphylaxis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.