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SEREVENT EVOHALER

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Variation 6 - To update the manufacturers details.
This version replaces PIL dated 11 September 2011, assessed against UK
Taking other medicines
S1586 LEAFLET Serevent 20131015
PIL dated September 2011
 Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FORATHE
USER17 October 2013
Chohan.
any other medicines. This includes those for asthma or any
SEREVENT EVOHALER
other medicines obtained without a prescription. This is
(salmeterol xinafoate)
because Serevent may not be suitable to be taken with other
You medicine is marketed using above names but will be referred to
as Serevent Evohaler or Serevent throughout this leaflet.

medicines.


Please inform your doctor before using Serevent if you are
currently being treated for any fungal infections with medicines
containing ketoconazole or itraconazole, or if you are being
treated for HIV with ritonavir. These medicines may increase
the risk of you experiencing side effects with Serevent,
including irregular heartbeats, or may make side effects worse.



Beta-Blockers should be avoided when taking Serevent, unless
your doctor tells you to take them. Beta-blockers, including
atenolol, propranolol and sotalol, are mostly used for high blood
pressure or other heart conditions. Please tell your doctor if you
are taking beta-blockers or have recently been prescribed betablockers as they may reduce or abolish the effects of
salmeterol.



Serevent can reduce the amount of potassium in your blood. If
this happens you may notice an uneven heartbeat, muscle
weakness or cramp. This is more likely to happen if you take
Serevent with some medicines used to treat high blood
presssure (diuretics) and other medicines used to treat
breathing problems such as theophylline or steroids. Your
doctor may ask for you to have blood tests to check the amount
of potassium in your blood. If you have any concerns discuss
them with your doctor.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this
medicine.


Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.



If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.



This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.



If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1

What Serevent Evohaler is and what it is used for

2

Before you use Serevent Evohaler

3

How to use Serevent Evohaler

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Serevent Evohaler

6

Further information

1. WHAT SEREVENT EVOHALER IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
FOR








If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breast-feeding, talk
to your doctor before taking Serevent. Your doctor will assess
whether you can take Serevent during this time.

Serevent Evohaler contains the medicine salmeterol. It is a
‘long-acting bronchodilator’. It helps the airways in the lungs to
stay open. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. The
effects are usually felt within 10 to 20 minutes and last for 12
hours or more.

Driving and using machines

The doctor has prescribed it to help prevent breathing
problems. These could be caused by asthma. Taking Serevent
Evohaler regularly will help prevent asthma attacks. This also
includes asthma brought on by exercise or at night.

3. HOW TO USE SEREVENT EVOHALER

Taking Serevent Evohaler regularly will also help prevent
breathing problems caused by other chest illnesses such as
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Serevent Evohaler helps to stop breathlessness and wheezing
coming on. It does not work once you are breathless or wheezy.
If that happens you need to use a fast acting ‘reliever’ medicine,
such as salbutamol.



Serevent Evohaler is supplied to you in an inhaler. You breathe
the medicine directly into your lungs.



Serevent Evohaler contains norflurane. This is less harmful to
the environment than older inhalers. Older inhalers may taste
differently to Serevent Evohaler. This will make no difference to
how your medicine works.

If you are being treated for asthma, you should always be
given both a Serevent and a steroid inhaler to use together.
2. BEFORE YOU USE SEREVENT EVOHALER
Do not take Serevent Evohaler if:
you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salmeterol or to the other
ingredient norflurane (HFA 134a).
Take special care with Serevent Evohaler


Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If your asthma or breathing gets worse tell your doctor
straight away. You may find that you feel more wheezy, your
chest feels tight more often or you may need to use more of
your fast acting ‘reliever’ medicine. If any of these happen, do
not increase your number of puffs of Serevent. Your chest
condition may be getting worse and you could become
seriously ill. See your doctor as you may need a change in
asthma treatment.



Once your asthma is well controlled your doctor may consider it
appropriate to gradually reduce the dose of Serevent.



If you have been prescribed Serevent for your asthma, continue
to use any other asthma medication you are already taking.
These could include a steroid inhaler or steroid tablets.
Continue taking the same doses as before, unless your doctor
tells you otherwise. Do this even if you feel much better. Do not
stop taking your steroid inhaler (or any steroid tablets)
when you start using Serevent.



Your doctor may want to check your health regularly if you have
an overactive thyroid gland, diabetes mellitus (Serevent may
increase your blood sugar) or heart disease, including an
irregular or fast heartbeat.

The possible side effects associated with Serevent are unlikely to
affect your ability to drive or use machines.



If you are being treated for asthma, you should always be
given both a Serevent and a steroid inhaler to use together.



Use Serevent every day, until your doctor advises you to stop.



You will start to feel your medicine working within the first day of
use.

Serevent is for inhalation by mouth only.
Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with Asthma


The usual starting dose is 2 puffs twice a day.



For people with more severe asthma, your doctor may increase
your dose to 4 puffs twice a day.

Children with Asthma


In children aged 4 to 12 the usual dose is 2 puffs twice a day.



Serevent is not recommended for use in children below 4 years
of age.

Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
including bronchitis and emphysema


The usual starting dose is 2 puffs twice a day.



Not applicable for children and adolescents.

Instructions for use
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist should show you how to use your
inhaler. They should check how you use it from time to time. Not
using the inhaler properly or as prescribed, may mean that the
medicine will not help your asthma or COPD as it should.
The medicine is contained in a pressurised canister in a plastic
casing with a mouthpiece.
Testing your inhaler
1 When using your inhaler for
the first time, test that it is
working. Remove the
mouthpiece cover by gently
squeezing the sides with your
thumb and forefinger and pull
apart.
2 To make sure that it works, shake it well, point the mouthpiece
away from you and press the canister to release a puff into the air.
If you have not used the inhaler for a week or more, release one
puff of medicine into the air.
Using your inhaler
It is important to start to breathe in as slowly as possible just before
using your inhaler.
1 Stand or sit upright when using your inhaler.

2 Remove the mouthpiece cover (as shown in the first picture).
Check inside and outside to make sure that the mouthpiece is clean
and free of objects.

Other side effects are listed below:
Common (affects less than 1 person in 10):


Muscle cramps



Feeling shaky; fast or uneven heartbeat (palpitations),
headache, shaking hands (tremor).Tremors are more likely if
you are taking more than two puffs twice daily. These side
effects do not last long and happen less as treatment with
Serevent continues.

Uncommon (affects less than 1 person in 100):

3 Shake the inhaler 4 or 5

4 Hold the inhaler upright with

times to ensure that any loose

your thumb on the base,

objects are removed and that

below the mouthpiece.

the contents of the inhaler are

Breathe out as far as is

evenly mixed.

comfortable



Rash



Very fast heart rate (tachycardia). This is more likely to happen
if you are taking more than two puffs twice daily.



Feeling nervous.

Rare (affects less than 1 person in 1,000):


Feeling dizzy



Being unable to sleep or finding sleep difficult



A reduction in the amount of potassium in your blood (you may
get an uneven heartbeat, muscle weakness, cramp).

Very rare (affects less than 1 person in 10,000):

5 Place the mouthpiece in

6 Breathe in through your mouth.

your mouth between your

Just after starting to breathe in,

teeth. Close your lips

press down on the top of the

around it. Do not bite.

Canister to release puff of



Breathing difficulties or wheezing that gets worse straight
after taking Serevent. If this happens stop using your
Serevent Evohaler. Use your fast-acting ‘reliever’ inhaler to
help your breathing and tell your doctor straight away.



Uneven heartbeat or your heart gives an extra beat
(arrhythmias). If this happens do not stop using Serevent but
tell your doctor.



Increases in the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood
(hyperglycaemia). If you have diabetes, more frequent blood
sugar monitoring and possibly adjustment of your usual diabetic
treatment may be required.



Sore mouth or throat



Feeling sick (nausea)



Aching, swollen joints or chest pain.

medicine. Do this while still
breathing in steadily and deeply.
7 Hold your breath, take the inhaler from
your mouth and your finger from the top
of the inhaler. Continue holding your
breath for a few seconds, or as long as
is comfortable.
8 Wait about half a minute between
taking each puff of medicine and then
repeat steps 3 to 7.
9 After use always replace the
mouthpiece cover immediately to keep out dust. Replace the cover
by firmly pushing and snapping the cap into position.

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE SEREVENT EVOHALER


Keep out of the sight and reach of children.



Do not store above 30°C.

If you see a ‘mist’ coming from the top of your inhaler or the sides of
your mouth you should start again If you or your child find it difficult
to use Serevent Evohaler, it may be used with other devices to
TM
TM
make its use easier e.g. a Haleraid or Volumatic spacer device.
Serevent is also available in an alternative device. Talk to your
doctor, nurse or pharmacist for further advice.



Straight after use, replace the mouthpiece cover firmly and click
it into position. Do not use excessive force.



The metal canister contains a pressurised liquid. Do not
puncture, break or burn it even if you think it is empty.



Do not use Serevent after the expiry date stated on the label
and carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

Cleaning your inhaler



If the inhaler shows any other signs of deterioration, you should
seek the advice of your pharmacist who will tell you what to do.



Medicines should not be disposed of via household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Practice in front of a mirror for the first few times.

To stop your inhaler blocking up, it is important to clean it at least
once a week.
To clean your inhaler:


Remove the mouthpiece cover.



Do not remove the metal canister from the plastic casing at any
time.



Wipe the inside and outside of the mouthpiece and the plastic
casing with a dry cloth or tissue.



Replace the mouthpiece cover.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Serevent Evohaler contains


Each actuation (puff) provides 25 micrograms of the active
ingredient salmeterol (as xinafoate).

Do not put the metal canister in water.



It also contains Norflurane (HFA 134a).

If you use more Serevent Evohaler than you should



There are 120 metered actuations (puffs) in each canister.

It is important to use the inhaler as instructed. If you accidentally
take a larger dose than recommended, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. You may notice your heart beating faster than usual
and that you feel shaky and/or dizzy. You may also have a
headache, muscle weakness and aching joints.

What Serevent Evohaler looks like and contents of the pack
Pressurised aluminium canister closed with a metering valve
inserted into a green plastic actuator and mouthpiece. The
mouthpiece has a light green plastic dust cap.
The pressurised canister contains a white to off white pressurised
inhalation suspension.

If you forget to use Serevent Evohaler
If you forget to use your inhaler, take your next dose when it is due.
Do not take a double dose to replace the one you forgot.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Serevent can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. To reduce the chances of side effects, your
doctor will prescribe the lowest dose of Serevent to control your
asthma or COPD. These are the side effects reported by people
taking Serevent.
Allergic reactions: you may notice your breathing suddenly
gets worse after using Serevent. You may be very wheezy and
cough. You may also notice itching and swelling (usually of the
face, lips, tongue or throat). If you get these effects or they happen
suddenly after using Serevent, tell your doctor straight away.
Allergic reactions to Serevent are very rare (they affect less than 1
person in 10,000).

Product Licence holder
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: S&M Medical Ltd, Chemilines House,
Alperton Lane, Wembley, HA0 1DX.
Manufacturer
This product is manufactured by Glaxo Wellcome Production, Zone
Industrielle No.2, 23 rue Lavoisier 27000, Evreux, France.
POM

PL No: 19488/1586

Leaflet revision date: 15 October 2013
Serevent, Evohaler, Haleraid, and Volumatic are registered trade
marks of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.
S1586 LEAFLET Serevent 20131015

S1586 LEAFLET Salmeterol 20131015

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Taking other medicines


Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines. This includes those for asthma or any
other medicines obtained without a prescription. This is
because Salmeterol may not be suitable to be taken with other
medicines.



Please inform your doctor before using Salmeterol if you are
currently being treated for any fungal infections with medicines
containing ketoconazole or itraconazole, or if you are being
treated for HIV with ritonavir. These medicines may increase
the risk of you experiencing side effects with Salmeterol,
including irregular heartbeats, or may make side effects worse.



Beta-Blockers should be avoided when taking Salmeterol,
unless your doctor tells you to take them. Beta-blockers,
including atenolol, propranolol and sotalol, are mostly used for
high blood pressure or other heart conditions. Please tell your
doctor if you are taking beta-blockers or have recently been
prescribed beta-blockers as they may reduce or abolish the
effects of salmeterol.



Salmeterol can reduce the amount of potassium in your blood.
If this happens you may notice an uneven heartbeat, muscle
weakness or cramp. This is more likely to happen if you take
Salmeterol with some medicines used to treat high blood
presssure (diuretics) and other medicines used to treat
breathing problems such as theophylline or steroids. Your
doctor may ask for you to have blood tests to check the amount
of potassium in your blood. If you have any concerns discuss
them with your doctor.

SALMETEROL 25 micrograms EVOHALER
(salmeterol xinafoate)
You medicine is marketed using above names but will be referred to
as Salmeterol Evohaler or Salmeterol throughout this leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this
medicine.


Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.



If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.



This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.



If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1

What Salmeterol Evohaler is and what it is used for

2

Before you use Salmeterol Evohaler

3

How to use Salmeterol Evohaler

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Salmeterol Evohaler

6

Further information

1. WHAT SALMETEROL EVOHALER IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
FOR











Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breast-feeding, talk
to your doctor before taking Salmeterol. Your doctor will assess
whether you can take Salmeterol during this time.

Salmeterol Evohaler contains the medicine salmeterol. It is a
‘long-acting bronchodilator’. It helps the airways in the lungs to
stay open. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. The
effects are usually felt within 10 to 20 minutes and last for 12
hours or more.

Driving and using machines

The doctor has prescribed it to help prevent breathing
problems. These could be caused by asthma. Taking
Salmeterol Evohaler regularly will help prevent asthma attacks.
This also includes asthma brought on by exercise or at night.

3. HOW TO USE SALMETEROL EVOHALER


Taking Salmeterol Evohaler regularly will also help prevent
breathing problems caused by other chest illnesses such as
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

If you are being treated for asthma, you should always be
given both a Salmeterol and a steroid inhaler to use
together.



Use Salmeterol every day, until your doctor advises you to stop.



You will start to feel your medicine working within the first day of
use.

Salmeterol Evohaler helps to stop breathlessness and
wheezing coming on. It does not work once you are breathless
or wheezy. If that happens you need to use a fast acting
‘reliever’ medicine, such as salbutamol.
Salmeterol Evohaler is supplied to you in an inhaler. You
breathe the medicine directly into your lungs.
Salmeterol Evohaler contains norflurane. This is less harmful to
the environment than older inhalers. Older inhalers may taste
differently to Salmeterol Evohaler. This will make no difference
to how your medicine works.

If you are being treated for asthma, you should always be
given both a Salmeterol and a steroid inhaler to use together.

The possible side effects associated with Salmeterol are unlikely to
affect your ability to drive or use machines.

Salmeterol is for inhalation by mouth only.
Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with Asthma


The usual starting dose is 2 puffs twice a day.



For people with more severe asthma, your doctor may increase
your dose to 4 puffs twice a day.

Children with Asthma


In children aged 4 to 12 the usual dose is 2 puffs twice a day.



Salmeterol is not recommended for use in children below 4
years of age.

2. BEFORE YOU USE SALMETEROL EVOHALER
Do not take Salmeterol Evohaler if:
you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salmeterol or to the other
ingredient norflurane (HFA 134a).

Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
including bronchitis and emphysema


The usual starting dose is 2 puffs twice a day.



Not applicable for children and adolescents.

Take special care with Salmeterol Evohaler


If your asthma or breathing gets worse tell your doctor
straight away. You may find that you feel more wheezy, your
chest feels tight more often or you may need to use more of
your fast acting ‘reliever’ medicine. If any of these happen, do
not increase your number of puffs of Salmeterol. Your chest
condition may be getting worse and you could become
seriously ill. See your doctor as you may need a change in
asthma treatment.

Instructions for use
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist should show you how to use your
inhaler. They should check how you use it from time to time. Not
using the inhaler properly or as prescribed, may mean that the
medicine will not help your asthma or COPD as it should.
The medicine is contained in a pressurised canister in a plastic
casing with a mouthpiece.



Once your asthma is well controlled your doctor may consider it
appropriate to gradually reduce the dose of Serevent.

Testing your inhaler



If you have been prescribed Salmeterol for your asthma,
continue to use any other asthma medication you are already
taking. These could include a steroid inhaler or steroid tablets.
Continue taking the same doses as before, unless your doctor
tells you otherwise. Do this even if you feel much better. Do not
stop taking your steroid inhaler (or any steroid tablets)
when you start using Salmeterol.

1 When using your inhaler for
the first time, test that it is
working. Remove the
mouthpiece cover by gently
squeezing the sides with your
thumb and forefinger and pull
apart.



Your doctor may want to check your health regularly if you have
an overactive thyroid gland, diabetes mellitus (Salmeterol may
increase your blood sugar) or heart disease, including an
irregular or fast heartbeat.

2 To make sure that it works, shake it well, point the mouthpiece
away from you and press the canister to release a puff into the air.
If you have not used the inhaler for a week or more, release one
puff of medicine into the air.
Using your inhaler
It is important to start to breathe in as slowly as possible just before
using your inhaler.
1 Stand or sit upright when using your inhaler.

2 Remove the mouthpiece cover (as shown in the first picture).
Check inside and outside to make sure that the mouthpiece is clean
and free of objects.

Other side effects are listed below:
Common (affects less than 1 person in 10):


Muscle cramps



Feeling shaky; fast or uneven heartbeat (palpitations),
headache, shaking hands (tremor).Tremors are more likely if
you are taking more than two puffs twice daily. These side
effects do not last long and happen less as treatment with
Salmeterol continues.

Uncommon (affects less than 1 person in 100):

3 Shake the inhaler 4 or 5

4 Hold the inhaler upright with

times to ensure that any loose

your thumb on the base,

objects are removed and that

below the mouthpiece.

the contents of the inhaler are

Breathe out as far as is

evenly mixed.

comfortable



Rash



Very fast heart rate (tachycardia). This is more likely to happen
if you are taking more than two puffs twice daily.



Feeling nervous.

Rare (affects less than 1 person in 1,000):


Feeling dizzy



Being unable to sleep or finding sleep difficult



A reduction in the amount of potassium in your blood (you may
get an uneven heartbeat, muscle weakness, cramp).

Very rare (affects less than 1 person in 10,000):

5 Place the mouthpiece in

6 Breathe in through your mouth.

your mouth between your

Just after starting to breathe in,

teeth. Close your lips

press down on the top of the

around it. Do not bite.

Canister to release puff of



Breathing difficulties or wheezing that gets worse straight
after taking Salmeterol. If this happens stop using your
Salmeterol Evohaler. Use your fast-acting ‘reliever’ inhaler to
help your breathing and tell your doctor straight away.



Uneven heartbeat or your heart gives an extra beat
(arrhythmias). If this happens do not stop using Salmeterol but
tell your doctor.



Increases in the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood
(hyperglycaemia). If you have diabetes, more frequent blood
sugar monitoring and possibly adjustment of your usual diabetic
treatment may be required.



Sore mouth or throat



Feeling sick (nausea)



Aching, swollen joints or chest pain.

medicine. Do this while still
breathing in steadily and deeply.
7 Hold your breath, take the inhaler from
your mouth and your finger from the top
of the inhaler. Continue holding your
breath for a few seconds, or as long as
is comfortable.
8 Wait about half a minute between
taking each puff of medicine and then
repeat steps 3 to 7.
9 After use always replace the
mouthpiece cover immediately to keep out dust. Replace the cover
by firmly pushing and snapping the cap into position.
Practice in front of a mirror for the first few times.
If you see a ‘mist’ coming from the top of your inhaler or the sides of
your mouth you should start again If you or your child find it difficult
to use Salmeterol Evohaler, it may be used with other devices to
TM
TM
make its use easier e.g. a Haleraid or Volumatic spacer device.
Salmeterol is also available in an alternative device. Talk to your
doctor, nurse or pharmacist for further advice.
Cleaning your inhaler
To stop your inhaler blocking up, it is important to clean it at least
once a week.
To clean your inhaler:


Remove the mouthpiece cover.



Do not remove the metal canister from the plastic casing at any
time.



Wipe the inside and outside of the mouthpiece and the plastic
casing with a dry cloth or tissue.



Replace the mouthpiece cover.

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE SALMETEROL EVOHALER


Keep out of the sight and reach of children.



Do not store above 30°C.



Straight after use, replace the mouthpiece cover firmly and click
it into position. Do not use excessive force.



The metal canister contains a pressurised liquid. Do not
puncture, break or burn it even if you think it is empty.



Do not use Salmeterol after the expiry date stated on the label
and carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.



If the inhaler shows any other signs of deterioration, you should
seek the advice of your pharmacist who will tell you what to do.



Medicines should not be disposed of via household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Salmeterol Evohaler contains


Each actuation (puff) provides 25 micrograms of the active
ingredient salmeterol (as xinafoate).

Do not put the metal canister in water.



It also contains Norflurane (HFA 134a).

If you use more Salmeterol Evohaler than you should



There are 120 metered actuations (puffs) in each canister.

It is important to use the inhaler as instructed. If you accidentally
take a larger dose than recommended, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. You may notice your heart beating faster than usual
and that you feel shaky and/or dizzy. You may also have a
headache, muscle weakness and aching joints.
If you forget to use Salmeterol Evohaler
If you forget to use your inhaler, take your next dose when it is due.
Do not take a double dose to replace the one you forgot.

What Salmeterol Evohaler looks like and contents of the pack
Pressurised aluminium canister closed with a metering valve
inserted into a green plastic actuator and mouthpiece. The
mouthpiece has a light green plastic dust cap.
The pressurised canister contains a white to off white pressurised
inhalation suspension.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.

Product Licence holder
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: S&M Medical Ltd, Chemilines House,
Alperton Lane, Wembley, HA0 1DX.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Manufacturer

Like all medicines, Salmeterol can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. To reduce the chances of side effects, your
doctor will prescribe the lowest dose of Salmeterol to control your
asthma or COPD. These are the side effects reported by people
taking Salmeterol.

This product is manufactured by Glaxo Wellcome Production, Zone
Industrielle No.2, 23 rue Lavoisier 27000, Evreux, France.

Allergic reactions: you may notice your breathing suddenly
gets worse after using Salmeterol. You may be very wheezy and
cough. You may also notice itching and swelling (usually of the
face, lips, tongue or throat). If you get these effects or they happen
suddenly after using Salmeterol, tell your doctor straight away.
Allergic reactions to Salmeterol are very rare (they affect less than 1
person in 10,000).

Evohaler, Haleraid, and Volumatic are registered trade marks of the
GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.

POM

PL No: 19488/1586

Leaflet revision date: 15 October 2013

S1586 LEAFLET Salmeterol 20131015

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