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  • salmeterol (ADVAIR, SEREVENT)
    We list this drug as a Do Not Use drug because it has been associated with an increased death rate and safer alternatives are available.
  • montelukast (SINGULAIR); zafirlukast (ACCOLATE)
    We list these drugs as Do Not Use drugs because they are less effective than other drugs and can cause blood vessel inflammation, liver disease, lupus and recurrences of ulcerative colitis.

Worst Pills, Best Pills Newsletter Articles

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  • Treatment for Nasal Allergies: An Updated Review [hide all summaries]
    (April 2016)
    With spring time pollen counts soaring, many patients with seasonal nasal allergies will be looking for relief from allergy medications. Learn the best available treatments to stay safe and relatively symptom-free during allergy season and throughout the year.
  • DO NOT USE! Asthma Drug Montelukast (SINGULAIR) For The Treatment Of Hay Fever [hide all summaries]
    (November 2003)
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on January 23, 2003, approved the asthma drug montelukast (SINGULAIR) for the relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in adults and children two years of age and older. Montelukast is a member of a family of drugs known as leukotriene inhibitors.You should not use montelukast for the treatment of hay fever symptoms because of its meager effectiveness and exorbitant cost.
  • DO NOT USE! Strong New Safety Warning Added For The Asthma Inhaler Salmeterol (SEREVENT) [hide all summaries]
    (November 2003)
    DO NOT STOP ANY ASTHMA MEDICATION WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING YOUR PHYSICIAN. ABRUPTLY STOPPING A MEDICATION MAY RESULT IN ACUTELY DETERIORATING ASTHMA CONTROL. In the March 2003 Worst Pills, Best Pills News we listed the asthma drug salmeterol (SEREVENT) as a DO NOT USE drug after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on January 23, 2003 that a large safety study involving the drug had been halted prematurely because an interim analysis of outcomes suggested that the drug may be associated with an increased risk of life-threatening asthma episodes or asthma-related deaths.
  • Important Safety Alert! DO NOT USE — Asthma Inhaler Salmeterol (SEREVENT) [hide all summaries]
    (March 2003)
    DO NOT STOP ANY ASTHMA MEDICATION WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING YOUR PHYSICIAN. ABRUPTLY STOPPING A MEDICATION MAY RESULT IN ACUTELY DETERIORATING ASTHMA CONTROL. An interim analysis of a company study of outcomes suggested that the drug may be associated with an increased risk of life-threatening asthma episodes or asthma-related deaths.

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