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Salmeterol is a prescription drug that is used for treating airway spasms in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). By relaxing the muscles around the airways to allow more air into and out of the lungs, the medication can help prevent asthma attacks from occurring. Salmeterol comes in the form of an inhalation powder and is generally used twice a day. However, it can also be used 30 minutes before exercise to help prevent exercise-induced asthma attacks.
- Bone or muscle pain
- Nasal or sinus congestion
- Irritation or infection of the airway, including bronchitis
- A sore throat.