What is Salmeterol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Serevent Serevent Diskus


See also: Sirdupla

Salmeterol is a long acting Beta 2-Adrenergic Agonist used for the treatment of asthma; prevention of bronchospasm with obstructive airway disease, including nocturnal asthma; prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm; maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with COPD.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Salmeterol

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently taking Salmeterol

Dosage Patients Percentage
50 mcg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Salmeterol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Salmeterol


Currently taking Salmeterol

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Salmeterol

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Salmeterol after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 2

Patients stopped taking Salmeterol and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fluticasone furoate-Vilanterol (Breo Ellipta) 1
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 1
Prednisolone (Panafcortelone) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Salmeterol.