What is Salmeterol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Serevent Serevent Diskus

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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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 9 5
Emphysema 3 1
Breathing difficulty 1 0
Cystic fibrosis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Salmeterol

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Salmeterol

Dosage Patients
42 mcg twice daily 1
50 mcg twice daily 1
2 21mcg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Salmeterol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Salmeterol

Duration

Currently taking Salmeterol

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Salmeterol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$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
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 1

Patients stopped taking Salmeterol and switched to:

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