Common and Not-So-Common Reactions to Maxair
Maxair 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 Maxair side effects included:
- Nervousness -- in up to 6.9 percent of people
- Shakiness (tremors) -- up to 6 percent
- Headaches -- up to 2 percent
- Nausea -- up to 1.7 percent
- Feelings of a forcefully or rapidly beating heart (heart palpitations) -- up to 1.7 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 1.2 percent
- Cough -- up to 1.2 percent.
There are a number of side effects with Maxair that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Worsening breathing problems
- Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
- A very fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Depression (see Maxair and Depression)
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.