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Advair Diskus Medication
Asthma Controller: Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is used to treat asthma, it is an inhaled medication that has a steroid (fluticasone) which reduced lung inflammation and long acting salmeterol which relaxes airway muscles and improves breathing. Advair comes in 2 inhaler forms, hfa and diskus. ...Read more
Not in the U.S.: In canada and elsewhere, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Up in the Air: There are not sufficient data one way or the other to say specifically that advair won't harm your baby. As a general rule, inhaled medications are somewhat safer than pills or liquids because the levels in the blood are not as high for inhaled medications. Your doctor can help determine if your lung disease severity outweighs the potential risk to your baby. ...Read more
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1/100 advair: It is a measurement of the strength of the medication. ...Read more
Expired Medication: Yes. I often tell my patients that as long as the product was not exposed to the elements or direct sunlight that simple expiration dates are fine to ignore. ...Read more
Advair: The continuous use of high dose Advair Diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 500/50 may cause weight gain in some individuals and ideally no one should be kept on such a high dose for a long period of time. The other dosages, 250/50 and 100/50 do not have significant systemic absorption. ...Read more
Asthma drug: Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is a dry-powder inhaler for use as a daily controller medication for treating moderate-severe persistent asthma. It contains fluticasone (steroid) and salmeterol (long-acting bronchodilator [laba]). It is available in 3 dosage strengths 100/50, 250/50 and 500/50 with variable amounts of inhaled steroid and a fixed dose of laba. ...Read more
Look at expiration: In general all dry powder inhalers expire a certain number of days after the foil pouch is open. Check with your pharmacist or look at the package information included in your prescription. ...Read more
What happens if I accidentally blew into my advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? Do I have to waste that dose?
Adrenal insufficienc: Aa30! You are busy today! This is a good question. And complex. Advair has cortisone in it. Not a lot! The person with the adrenal insuffic. Must have used a HUGE amount of advair (overdose) to do that OR he has borderline low adrenal functioning to start with. I would see and internist to diagnose this correctly and treat with some prednisone in SMALL dose SHORT time IF NECESSARY! Thx ...Read more
What does the listed side effect of, "mental changes", mean on advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?
Has anyone had any experience with advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? Does the powder make you gag or cough?
My son played with my advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) it was at 55 now at 50? If I take it will I get too much dose or is this diskus now garbage....
Its ok: He probably just wasted 5 dose. When you inhale see if it tastes the same. Keep him away from the medication! ...Read more
When using advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) some side effects include memory and mental changes. What does this mean? Will my personality and memory change?
None: Should be no effects at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
Little: A two year old Advair Diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is unlikely to cause harm if used appropriately...Just may be less effective. ...Read more
What are the side effects of advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) and is it safe to use for 6 months or more?
Safe to use:
Advair contains fluticasone, a steroid, and salmeterol, a long acting bronchodialtor. Any inhaled steroid can cause thrush so be sure to rinse your mouth well after use. I've also seen hoarseness with advair, especially if one does not inhale forcefully. Salmeterol can cause leg cramps at night.
Regular use of advair is much safer than the alternative of episodic use of oral steroids. ...Read more
About asthma advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) medicine? Can you take it all year long without complications?
Yes: Advair has a long-acting beta-agonist and a steroid inhaler in one. It can be used for long-term asthma control. After each use, rinse your mouth and spit it out to avoid thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth and a common side-effect. You should also have a short -acting beta-agonist inhaler for breakthrough symptoms as advair should not be used for acute symptoms. ...Read more
How long do you have to use advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) to get a broncho-protection against methacholine?
One month: I typically wait for one month for a new medication to take full effect before assessing a response. ...Read more
What can using advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) do to the mind? Can it change personality and effect memory? I'm awkward at times, is this because of advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?
Would advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 250/50 (been on it since 2/21/14) cause a nosebleed (gushed but stopped a few minutes later) after a coughing fit? Or would it be due to the cold / dry winter? Should I be worried?
Decrease sensitivity: Salmeterol is a long acting bronchodilator that will decrease the bronchial muscle respnsiveness to the methacholine challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to replicate bronchial muscle reactivity, which if high, is consistent with asthma. Therefore, if Advair is used, there is a significantly decreased chance of appropriately diagnosing asthma based on the result. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Both the steroid and long acting bronchodilator would likely produce a false-negative test. The minimum one must stay off of Advair would be 2 weeks. On the other hand, if one were to check how the medication works, one can compare the response before and after starting Advair- mostly done in research setting. ...Read more
Moderate disease: If you are having symptoms more than twice a week or at night, you probably need to be on a steroid inhaler, od which advair is one. If you are on a steroid inhaler and have symptoms, adding a long acting beta agonist (the sere vent part of advair)helps. ...Read more