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Salmeterol (Serevent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Serevent?

salmeterol

What is the Trade Name for salmeterol?

Serevent

What are the Indications of Salmeterol (Serevent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

reversible airway obstruction, exercise induced asthma

What are the Actions of Salmeterol (Serevent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bronchodilation through stimulation of beta 2 adrenergic receptors

What is the Therapeutic Class of Salmeterol (Serevent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bronchodilators

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Salmeterol (Serevent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

adrenergics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Salmeterol (Serevent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • instruct patient to avoid excessive use
  • can cause headache palpitations tachycardia, abdominal pain, paradoxical bronchospasm
  • beta blockers and decrease effectiveness
  • assess respiratory status
  • may increase glucose levels
  • always take bronchodialtor first

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