According to the FDA, some patients using Serevent might face life-threatening asthma episodes and possible death. Although FDA officials emphasize that problems from Serevent happen rarely, many people suffer from serious side effects. The medicine in Serevent Inhaler is known as a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing and relieves the symptoms of asthma and other chest conditions. Serevent inhalation is mainly used to treat asthma. Serevent is not used to treat an attack already in progress but for the prevention of asthma attacks.
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It will not work fast enough to give relief during an attack. In a study, 36 patients taking Serevent died from asthma or had life-threatening attacks. Some patients taking Serevent have had trouble breathing and required intubations, the insertion of a tube into the throat forcing open the airways.
Serevent, Advair, and Seretide asthma medications are under close scrutiny by FDA. The active ingredient it contains seems to be capable of actually causing asthma attacks in some instances. Clinical trials demonstrated an increased rate of asthma-related deaths, according to FDA, by a factor ranging from three to eight times greater than patients receiving no medication. Patients’ asthma may have progressed and worsened rather than being controlled effectively. The risks may be greater for non-Caucasian patients.
On May 16, 2006, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the label for Serevent has been updated with a warning stating that the drug can increase the chance of severe asthma attacks that can result in death.
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