Advair diskus is used for asthma. Advair contains a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Advair inhalation is a combination medicine used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used to prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
Advair Diskus is for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. Advair HFA is for use in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. It is an inhalation powder. To use the Advair Diskus inhaler, you breathe in deeply to take the medication into your mouth. Advair Diskus is: Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat asthma in adults and children ages 4 years and older. FDA-approved as a maintenance (ongoing) treatment for adults with COPD. It can reduce the number of COPD exacerbations (flare-ups) that people have.
You should not use Advair if you are allergic to fluticasone, salmeterol, or milk proteins. Advair is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat an asthma or bronchospasm attack. Seek medical attention you have worsening breathing problems, or if you think your medications are not working as well. Advair can lead to fungal infections of the mouth and throat. Rinsing your mouth with water after
use can help prevent these infections. Advair is also associated with a higher risk of pneumonia in patients with COPD.
HOW SHOULD I USE THE ADVAIR DISKUS:
USH informs all readers should you require medical attention or advice on how to use your medication accordingly from a licensed medical professional, please do not hesitate to give us a call at +1 888 646 7749 to request to speak to a Pharmacist from our contracted Pharmacy department. Use Advair exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Always rinse your mouth with water after taking a dose of Advair. After rinsing, spit out the water (don’t swallow it). Rinsing your mouth after an Advair dose will reduce your risk for thrush (a fungal infection in your mouth and throat).
Advair Diskus and Advair HFA are each taken twice a day. You should take your dose of Advair every 12 hours. To help make sure you don’t miss a dose, try setting a reminder on your phone. A medication timer may be useful, too.
WHAT TO AVOID WHEN TAKING ADVAIR DISKUS:
USH advises all that use Advvair Diskus to monitor their medication and be alert. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using a steroid such as fluticasone.
Do not use a second long-acting inhaled bronchodilator unless your doctor tells you to. This includes formoterol (Perforomist, Symbicort, Bevespi, Dulera), arformoterol (Brovan), indacaterol (Arcapta), olodaterol (Striverdi, Stiolto Respimat), salmeterol (Serevent), or vilanterol (Anoro Ellipta, Breo Ellipta, Trelegy Ellipta).
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
Advair can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Advair. These lists do not include all possible side effects. For more information on the possible side effects of Advair, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to deal with any side effects that may be bothersome. The more common side effects of Advair can include: headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, throat irritation, strained or hoarse voice, muscle pain, bone pain. Other common side effects, include: thrush (fungal infection in your mouth or throat) upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold or sinus infections.
These side effects may vary depending on which Advair device you use and the condition you’re using Advair to treat. Most of these side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk with your Primary Physician or give us a call at +1 888 646 7749 to request to speak to the next available Pharmacist from our licensed contracted Pharmacy department.