Salmeterol (Serevent) Nursing Considerations

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Generic Name

salmeterol

Trade Name

Serevent

Indication

reversible airway obstruction, exercise induced asthma

Action

bronchodilation through stimulation of beta 2 adrenergic receptors

Therapeutic Class

bronchodilators

Pharmacologic Class

adrenergics

Nursing 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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Hey guys, let’s take a look at the drug cell meteor also known Aservant. This is an inhalation medication, as you can see here. So the therapeutic class of Omero is a Bronco dilator, and REM. This is how the drug works in the body. The pharmacologic class or its chemical effect is anergic agent. So salmeterol works as a Bronco dilator, stimulating beta two auric receptors. We use salmeterol for reversible airway, obstruct and exercise induced asthma. Some of the side effects that we see with salmeterol are headache, palpitations, tachycardia, and abdominal pain. Let’s take a look at some nursing considerations for salmeterol be sure to assess the patient’s respiratory status. Be aware that beta blockers can decrease the effectiveness of this drug salmeterol may cause increased glucose levels and paradoxical broncho spasms teach the patient that if they have multiple inhaled medications, they always need to take the broncho first and really they should avoid excessive use salmeterol may increase blood glucose levels. So in diabetic patients, they may want to check their blood sugar more frequently. And guys, I have seen this, um, over the years as a nurse, it for salol or Sarah event now go out and be your best self today and as always happy nursing.

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