Serevent Overdose

Some common symptoms of a Serevent overdose include chest pain, high or low blood pressure, a dry mouth, and a fast heart rate. If you began treatment with Serevent and overdosed, and/or believe you may have overdosed, seek medical attention immediately. Treatment for a Serevent overdose involves supportive care, which consists of treating symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

An Overview of Serevent Overdose

Serevent® (salmeterol xinafoate) is a prescription medication used to treat asthma. As with any drug, it is possible to take too much Serevent. Serevent overdose effects will vary depending on a number of factors, including how much Serevent is taken and whether it is taken with any other medicines, alcohol, street drugs, or a combination of these.
 
If you happen to overdose on Serevent, seek medical attention immediately.
 

Symptoms of a Serevent Overdose

Serevent overdose symptoms may include:
 
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Dry mouth
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia or fatigue
  • Seizures
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or a fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Loss of life.
     

Treatment for a Serevent Overdose

Treatment for a Serevent overdose involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive care treatment options may include:
 
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Medications to reverse the effect of Serevent (such as beta blockers)
  • Other treatments based on complications that occur.
     
If you began treatment with Serevent and overdosed, and/or believe you may have overdosed, seek medical attention immediately.
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