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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• This drug may induce hyperglycemia. It is important to limit sugar intake and strictly monitor blood glucose levels.1
• The use of caffeine should be limited when using this medication.2
• Serevent may have adverse cardiovascular effects when combined with medications and herbs that have cardiac properties. Herbs that may be dangerous include: black hellebore, calamus, cereus, cola, coltsfoot, devil's claw, European mistletoe, fenugreek, fumitory, digitalis leaf, hedge mustard, figwort, lily of the valley roots, motherwort, pleurisy root, squill bulb leaf scales, white horehound, mate, scotch broom flower, shepherd's purse, and wild carrot3
• Serevent may interact with Licorice, Ginseng and Ephedra (Ma Huang) to overstimulate the cardiovascular system.4
References1 Smith AP, Banks J, Cheong, B, Gunawardena: Mechanisms of abnormal glucose metabolism during the treatment of acute severe asthma. Quart J Med. 1992; NS82:71-80.
2 Warren JB, Dalton N & Turner C: Effect of a 2 week course of oral salbutamol on adrenomedullary function in normal subjects. Br J Clin Pharmacol 1983; 15:67-70.
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
3 Facts and Comparisons, Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
4 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
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