SEREVENT Reviews

Average Rating: 2.7 (38 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR SEREVENTCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
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 3  asthma tendency towards bloody noses; oral candida infections; developed unequal size pupils and irregular heart rate M 10 3 years
1/16/2007
 4  Asthma/Chronic bronchitis Slight hand cramps and foot cramps, 3-4 times since starting medication almost two weeks ago I never realized just how poor my lung condition was until I started taking this. Only this year had I finally been prescribed an inhaler for my yearly winter bronchitis (it got so bad, I had to go to hospital), and it made a major difference. My doctor put me on the Advair discus for this winter to try to prevent the bronchitis, and I immediately noticed an overall improvement in my breathing ability. In addition, I haven't needed to use my inhaler when walking up hills outside in the cold or during/after any intense activity since starting the Advair. I also haven't had serious reactions when exposed to cigarette smoke - before using Advair, I'd almost immediately start wheezing. Having never had an actual asthma attack, my case is mild, but the Advair really helps a lot. My coughs have been more productive and less painful since I started the medication, too. The cramps concern me slightly, but I hope I can continue to use the medication, as it really makes such a difference. F 21 10 days
11/30/2006
 2  cough, shortness of breath I was taking Advair. It seemed to help at first. It reduced my episodes of shortness or breath and coughing. It was prescribed by a cardio-pulmonologist. He never diagnosed me as asthmatic despite my symptoms. After I had been taking Advair for about six months, I did develop severe muscle cramps all over my body. In the last six months the cough and shortness of breath got worse. It was suggested that I might have sulfite sensitivity. Since eliminating the major sources of sulfites my cough and congestion significantly improved, but I still had shortness of breath with exercise. Twelve hours after discontinuing the Advair, my cough further diminished, I am not clearing my throat as much and my chest pain and palpitations have gone away. I still experience some shortness of breath when I go from inactive to moving. I am concerned that doctor's are not asking the right questions before prescribing this medication F 58 4 years
11/1/2006
 1  Asthma The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings regarding the popular asthma inhaler Serevent Diskus used by millions of Americans. The Serevent inhaler is linked to serious side effects including severe asthma-attacks and sudden death among patients. M 29
6/30/2006
 1  Asthma More wheezing attacks, Nasal congestion, Night cramps in my legs and feet, Excess mucus production, coughing up mucus all the time My asthma has got worse since I have taken the drug but it has taken me a while to link the cause. I am so concerned that I have decided to stop taking the drug and will discuss this with my doctor this week. I refuse to be a ginea pig for major drugs companies who are only concerned with profit making! F 41 6 months
3/27/2006
 2  Asthma Covers up symptoms that alert one that they are having an asthma attack. I no longer wheeze or have chest tightness so now it may take me several days to notice my breathing has worsened. I now have to use my peak flow meter since I can't sense my asthma attacks and flares. Heart palpitations,insomnia, muscle cramps especially in the calf muscles and extremely sensitive to caffeine. I have taken this drug for 5 years in the beginning with flovent and the last 2 yrs as Advair. I am going to my doctor next week to have him switch me to Asmanex. F 36 5 years
3/11/2006
 1  IPrescribed for severe asthma &COPD Long term use (four years)me a feeling of relief at first but then made my lungs more sensitive to stimuli.I now react with asthma bronchiol constriction, inflammation and mucus production from just about anything. I have stopped taking the medication on several doctor's suggestions. It took a long time to figure out why I was worse - it was the medicine I was taking! I only hope that my lung sensitivity corrects itself over time. One other comment in this forum says his increased hyper-reactivity has not gone away. That scares me. This is a "black label" warning now....and just recently a health advisory came out on Advair Discus, Serevent Discus and Foradil. F 56 4 days
2/9/2006
 1  Asthma I experienced heart palpatations and increased heart rate and although I am no longer taking this medication (and haven't been for 5 years), I have a high sensitivity to all stimulants that was not present before taking the serevent. F 23 6 months
10/27/2005
 3  asthma none I took this medicine for several years in combination with flovent to help my severe asthma. I am now on Advair and the difference is amazing. Serevent was a major improvement over nebulizer treatments and Advair is that much better than serevent. F 22 4 years
4/29/2005
 2  COPD For 4 out of 7 years: Hoarseness, and some unknown danger level for my glaucoma. I am discontinuing Serevent and taking a quarter teaspoon of turmeric root daily. Pumonologist says am am slightly better on pulmonary function than last year, but that is not statistically significant. So, tune in next year on the turmreric If you want to Google turmeric, you can review the results of the doulble-blind clinical trials for sufferers of cystic fibrosis, and see the conclusions on lung clearing. Anyone know a source for Lei Gong Teng[not for lungs, but for Rheum Arthitis??] M 74 7 years
4/2/2005
 3  Asthma I had been experiencing muscle cramps in my legs and non-descript back pain. I stopped using it and in a few weeks i was not sore any longer. It did help my asthma (inflammation) but I am very hesitant about the long term use. M 41 2 years
11/20/2004
 5  asthma Some heart palpitations. Had to start drinking decaf coffee as caffeine made the palpitations worse. I also use a steroid inhaler. Serevent works really well for me. F 53 3 years
9/28/2004
 2  Asthma Heart palpitations/spasms/heavy chest Seemed to be working pretty good as I didn't need Albuterol hardly ever, but I started getting weird chest heaviness and palpitations. I went off it and trying Quecertin OTC, which is a bioflavinoid that is a natural antihistamine. So far, feel much better! M 34 8 months
8/19/2004
 3  asthma None that I can definitely attribute to the medicine It does not work as well as nebulized mediccation. Need to use rescue inhaler 2-4 times per day M 48 6 months
3/10/2003
 3  asthma None that I can definitely attribute to the medicine It does not work as well as nebulized medication. Need to use rescue inhaler 2-4 times per day M 48 6 months
3/10/2003
 5  asthma/COPD I have not had any side effects. This drug is wonderful! I was using Combivent and quite frequently (every 3-4 hrs) and I only have to use the Serevent every 12 hours and barely need to use my rescue inhaler anymore these days. Serevent has been a life saver for me! F 47 5 months
2/6/2003
 5  long term chronic asthma + allergic NO NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL- MUCH MILDER ON THE HEART AND NERVOUS SYSTEM THAN ALBUTEROL- NO JITTERS hELPS MY PET ALLERGY 100%. i CANNOT BE NEAR ANIMALS, BUT WITH SEREVENT, I HAVE NO ASTHMATIC REACTION- I CAN ALSO SLEEP AT NITE WITHOUT WAKING IN THE EARLY MORNING TO USE MY ALBUTEROL INHALER ANYMORE M 37
9/19/2002
 3  Uncontrolled asthma We have not confirmed it yet, but we are suspecting our 4 year old daughter may be experiencing urinary tract infections from this drug. F 4 6 months
4/17/2001
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