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15.05 Salmeterol (Serevent)

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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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