- What is salmeterol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for salmeterol?
- Is salmeterol available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for salmeterol?
- What are the side effects of salmeterol?
- What is the dosage for salmeterol?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with salmeterol?
- Is salmeterol safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about salmeterol?
Is salmeterol safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Adequate studies of salmeterol during pregnancy have not been done. In some, but not all, pregnant animal models exposure to very high doses of oral salmeterol has led to offspring with birth defects. The concentrations of salmeterol in the blood after these very high doses, however, were much higher than the concentrations observed after inhalation. Salmeterol inhalation should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
In rats, salmeterol is excreted in milk. Therefore, caution should be exercised when salmeterol is administered to nursing women.
What else should I know about salmeterol?
What preparations of salmeterol are available?
Canisters (13g with 120 inhalations and 6.5g with 60 inhalations).
How should I keep salmeterol stored?
Salmeterol should be stored from 36 F to 86 F (2.2 C to 30 C). The canister should be kept away from heat or flame and not punctured; it should not be frozen or placed in direct sunlight .
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
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