What is Advair
Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol) is a prescription medication used to prevent asthma attacks and to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a combination of two drugs: fluticasone, a steroid, and salmeterol, a long-acting bronchodilator.
Advair Diskus comes in a dry powder form that is inhaled through the mouth. It is available in two strengths: 50/500 mcg and 100/500 mcg.
Advair Diskus is not a rescue medication and should not be used to treat sudden asthma attacks.
Benefits of Advair
and Its Uses.
Advair is a prescription medication used to prevent asthma attacks and to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Advair contains the medications fluticasone and salmeterol.
Fluticasone is a corticosteroid that works by reducing inflammation in the airways. Salmeterol is a long-acting beta agonist that works by opening airways and relaxing muscles in the lungs.
When used together, fluticasone and salmeterol help keep the airways open, which decreases the likelihood of an asthma attack. They also work together to improve breathing in people with COPD.
Advair is available in two forms: an inhaler and a diskus. The inhaler is a handheld device that delivers the medication directly to the lungs. The diskus is a disposable device that is placed in the mouth and inhaled.
Advair is available as a generic medication. It is also available in a combination medication with the
Side Effects and Dosage of Advair
Advair is a drug that is used to help prevent asthma attacks and to help control chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a combination of a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) and an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS).
There are a number of potential side effects associated with Advair, including headache, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. More serious side effects can include chest pain, rapid heart rate, and worsening asthma symptoms.
It is important to take Advair exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than prescribed, and do not stop taking the drug without talking to your doctor.