Serevent Side Effects

Headaches, bone or muscle pain, and a sore throat are some of the most common side effects seen with Serevent. Uncommon Serevent side effects can include conjunctivitis, migraine headaches, and upset stomach. Although Serevent side effects usually don't require medical attention, there are a number of side effects that should be reported to a healthcare provider right away. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience high blood pressure, worsening breathing problems, or high blood sugar, among other serious side effects.

An Introduction to Serevent Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Serevent® (salmeterol xinafoate). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the drug well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Serevent. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Serevent side effects with you.)
 

Common Serevent Side Effects

Serevent has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common Serevent side effects included:
 
  • Headaches -- in up to 17 percent of people
  • Bone or muscle pain -- up to 12 percent
  • Nasal or sinus congestion -- up to 9 percent
  • Irritation or infection of the airway, including bronchitis -- up to 7 percent
  • A sore throat -- up to 7 percent
  • An irritated or runny nose -- up to 5 percent
  • The flu -- up to 5 percent
  • Cough -- up to 5 percent.
     
Some other common side effects, occurring in 1 percent to 4 percent of people, included:
 
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