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Salmeterol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Salmeterol is also known as: Serevent Diskus

Salmeterol Pregnancy Warnings

Salmeterol has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have demonstrated a teratogenic effect when given orally at several times the dosage used clinically. Salmeterol is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Salmeterol Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of salmeterol in human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 5th ed." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):
  2. "Product Information. Severent (salmeterol)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  3. Mcdonald CF, Burdon JGW "Asthma in pregnancy and lactation - a position paper for the thoracic society of australia and new zealand." Med J Aust 165 (1996): 485-8

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 5th ed." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):
  2. "Product Information. Severent (salmeterol)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  3. Mcdonald CF, Burdon JGW "Asthma in pregnancy and lactation - a position paper for the thoracic society of australia and new zealand." Med J Aust 165 (1996): 485-8

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