More Information on Salmeterol

Dosing Information

The dose of salmeterol that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on whether you take salmeterol on a regular schedule or only when needed to prevent exercise-induced asthma.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Salmeterol Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Salmeterol can potentially interact with several other medicines.
(Click Drug Interactions With Salmeterol for more information.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much salmeterol may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Dry mouth
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia or fatigue
  • Seizures
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or a fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Serevent Overdose for more information.)
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