SALMETEROL-INHALATION DISK, Serevent (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all drugs you may use, both prescription and nonprescription including: beta-blockers (e.g., labetalol, propranolol, timolol), MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), asthma medications, antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine, sertraline), diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide). It is important to read carefully all labels on over-the-counter preparations, especially those used to treat colds or allergies. Do not use these without first consulting your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, tremors, nervousness, weakness, and dizziness.
NOTES: Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening asthma (such as readings in yellow or red range, or increased used of quick-relief inhalers). Do not share this medication with others.
MISSED DOSE: Ask your doctor about what action to take if you should miss a dose. Do not 'double-up' the dose.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (between 20 and 25 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not store the device for later use. Discard it after every blister has been used or 6 weeks after opening foil pouch, whichever comes first. Keep out of children's reach.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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