Serevent (Salmeterol 25 mcg)
€48.90 – €217.10
Serevent is a brand name owned by a certain pharmaceutical company and registered for Salmeterol, the active substance used for asthma inhalers since 1980. Currently, the medication is available in a form of generic which is identical to it but is sold cheaper and under a different name. You can purchase the generic version of the medication instead of the branded medicine for the management of asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis with an asthmatic component but note that the preparation is not suitable for children and pregnant women. If you know how to use the medication properly, what adverse effects to expect from it and how to avoid their occurrence, read our comprehensive guide.
Brand name: Serevent
Generic name: Salmeterol
ndications: Bronchial asthma, Chronic bronchitis with an asthmatic component
Benefits: In long-term use, reduces the tone of the bronchi and prevents bronchospasm development
Analogs: Serobid, Seroflo, Aeromax, Arial, Astmerole, Fujimycin, Salmetedur
Generic Serevent (Salmeterol 25 mcg) guide:
What is the preparation sold as Serevent?
Serevent is a brand owned by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. It was registered in 1980 but now, the exclusive patent for the use of the formula of the preparation had already expired and other pharmaceutical companies gained the right to make the same medication based on Salmeterol. Salmeterol is an internationally approved and used name of the medication used in a form of aerosol inhaler for asthma and obstructive lung disease. The preparation isn’t used to stop an acute suffocation but is used as a maintenance therapy to suppress the abnormal activity of the bronchi in a long-term daily therapy. The same substance is also used in the compound of composition medications along with Fluticasone. Therefore, when your healthcare provider tall you to buy Serevent or Salmeterol you need to clarify whether you need only this particular substance or a combination medication. Besides, you need to clarify it when you purchase a generic version of the preparation with the pharmacist to be sure that you obtain the correct drug.
The active substance of the inhaler is a selective stimulant of beta 2-adrenergic receptors. It stimulates the intracellular adenylate cyclase and increases the production of cyclic adenosine monophosphate. Serevent causes relaxation of the smooth muscles of the bronchi and inhibits the release of inflammatory mediators and mediators that affect the tone and contractility of bronchi from the mast cells. The medication is a long-acting inhaler that dilates (expands) the lumen of the bronchi for up to twelve hours in people who suffer from the reversible bronchial obstruction. It has anti-inflammatory activity, lowers the intensity of primary and secondary bronchial responses to allergens. The effect of the preparation usually develops within five-ten minutes after the inhalation and maintains for around twelve hours.
The regular use of the inhaler ensures a persistent improvement of lung function, minimizing the severity of the airway obstruction syndrome and nighttime attacks of bronchial asthma.
What is Generic Serevent? Does it have the same effect as the branded medication?
If you have ever used generic medications then you know that they are exactly the same as the branded medicines. Their cheaper price is explained by the fact that they are manufactured by other drug making companies who didn’t develop the original formula and got the right to make the meds after the patent of the developer expired. Besides, their manufacturers do not invest in wide advertising and the majority of their medicines are marketed in the developing countries where the prices of medications are more strictly regulated than, for instance, in the U.S. where all medications are highly overpriced.
Ideally, all generics would be of the same quality and effectiveness as the branded medications with the same formula but it’s not always like that. Some untrustworthy drug makers make less potent medications claiming that the formula is identical. However, these medicines are not present on the market for a long time because their manufacturers are usually prohibited to market their products once their unfairness is discovered. In order to get the best quality and effect when opting for a generic, it is reasonable to buy Generic Serevent from a reliable seller who works only with the trustworthy brands and offers only the medicines with the best customer reviews. Our drugstore values its reputation and we guarantee that all medicines that you purchase from our website are absolutely identical to the branded medicines, 100% safe when used properly, and effective.
When is Generic Serevent used?
The inhaler is used in the conditions in which reversible obstruction of the airways occurs such as bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive bronchitis. The inhaler is used to avoid bronchospasm development due to a physical exercises or night asthma attacks.
Please note that there are numerous inhalers used for the same conditions but with certain peculiarities. Before you buy Salmeterol, you must make sure that this particular inhaler is needed for your therapy and that its use won’t interfere with the other medications that you use. In order to be sure that it will help you, you need to consult a respiratory specialist, allergist, pulmonary specialist, or a physician.
If you want to purchase the medication for a child or a teenager, do not do so as the medication is used for the therapy of these conditions in adults only. For children and adolescents, you can find other medications in this section of our online pharmacy.
When shouldn’t be Serevent used?
You should not buy Generic Salmeterol for children, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding (or you can transfer the baby to the formula feeding if you need to use the medication), and if you are hypersensitive to the medication’s components.
Besides the strict prohibitions for the preparation use, it is also not encouraged to be used or should be carefully used in case you suffer from hyperthyroidism (hyperfunction of the thyroid gland), any heart disease, uncontrollable high blood pressure, hypoxia of various causes, pheochromocytoma, or are of elderly age.
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