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when do i need to take advair after asthma attack?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Controller med: Advair is considered a "controller" medication to prevent and treat the inflammation and bronchoconstriction due to asthma. In general it should be continued during an asthma attack and other medications used to treat the acute symptoms. Even if Prednisone is used during an attack, the advair should still be continued.
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Not a rescue drug: Advair is a combination drugs used as a "controller" in asthma and COPD. You should be taking it on a regular basis not after an attack. Your rescue inhaler (ie albuterol) should be used only when you are having an attack. Talk over an asthma plan with your physician. so you know exactly when and how to use each drug. Good Luck
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
See below: You should use your advair twice a day, everyday. Both when you are feeling good and when you are not feeling well, including having attacks.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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