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What is advair?

What is advair?

Advair: advair = Fluticasone/salmeterol which is a steroid withlong-acting beta-agonist for tx of asthma & COPD. ...Read more

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When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more


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How do you stop advair?

How do you stop advair?

See below: Are you asking if you have to taper it like oral steroids or are you asking if there could be potentially problems by stopping it? ...Read more

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Does advair cause flushing?

Does advair cause flushing?

Possible: It is an uncommon side effect but the salmeterol component of advair can cause some flushing. It is not a serious side effect, though. ...Read more

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Are there other options beside advair?

Are there other options beside advair?

See below: I guess it depends on why you are taking it - asthma or COPD? and why you want to stop it. If I can help further, please let me know. ...Read more

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What are the long term affects of advair?

What are the long term affects of advair?

Advair and safety : Advair, a combination anti-inflammatory & long acting bronchodilator, is indicated to be used for moderate to severe asthma not controlled by inhaled corticosteroids alone as well as copd. It does have a "black box warning" due to the salmeterol (serevent) component. It is by far the most used chronic asthma/copd medication attesting to it's efficacy and relative safety. Consider risk/benefit. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to take a higher of advair?

Would it be safe to take a higher of advair?

How long: There are 3 doses for advair. Taking the low and medium doses long term is ok, the high dose ideally should be taken only for a short period of time. It is still safer than taking oral steroids. It all depends how severe the lung disease is. ...Read more

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How long should it take for advair to start working?

How long should it take for advair to start working?

See below: You should notice an effect within the first 15-30 min most likely. they tend to work pretty fast, although they are not as fast as a rescue inhaler and aren't meant to be. ...Read more

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Why is advair so expensive with or without insurance?

Why is advair so expensive with or without insurance?

Brand: Most medications are expensive when there is no generic available to compete. Advair has been difficult to copy but this will not last forever so hang in there till other drug companies are able to copy the drug which may be sooner than later ...Read more

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My advair disk expured 3 months ago, can I still use it?

My advair disk expured 3 months ago, can I still use it?

Expired medication: While it is preferable to use medication before its expiration date, there may be times when the medication should be used if there is a high risk of bad outcome if the medication is not used (epinephrine). Beyond the expiration date, the pharmaceutical company cannot guarantee the drug potency. However, the dry powder inhalers are unlikely to lose potency after only 3 months. ...Read more

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My child take advair 100 twice per day with singular , is it good?

My child take advair 100 twice per day with singular , is it good?

Hard to say: This is a common treatment for patients with allergies and asthma. It would be a common treatment plan for an older child/teen/adult.Without more background information, it is hard to comment on ant treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can people stay on advair indefinitely or does something bad happen?

Can people stay on advair indefinitely or does something bad happen?

Consider alternative: One round of oral steroids is worth a couple of years of daily inhaled steroids, plus it provides better symptom control. There may be some risk to the bones and eyes at the highest doses, but it is safe in general and safer than the alternative- risking bad asthma exacerbations. If your asthma requires advair, i'd recommend a visit to an allergist to see what's keeping your asthma active. ...Read more

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How fast does advair work and what should I be noticing after a few hours?

How fast does advair work and what should I be noticing after a few hours?

Not fast acting: Advair contains two medications. The steroid, fluticasone, can take several days to show maximum benefit. The bronchodilator, salmeterol, takes a few hours to work. This inhaler should never be used as a rescue medication and is designed for regular, daily use. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i've actually gotten an advair dose from the diskus? I can't tell?

How can I tell if i've actually gotten an advair dose from the diskus?  I can't tell?

Diskus dial: On the advair diskus, (salmeterol and fluticasone) each time you ue the inhaler , the number on the diskus will be decreasing . Since advair is a powder fom it is very difficulty to know wether or not you have use if you do not pay attention to the small dial number on the diskus. ...Read more

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Do u have an opinion on advair? I've heard it may increase risk of death. What is ur experience?

Do u have an opinion on advair? I've heard it may increase risk of death. What is ur experience?

Depends on variables: Used appropriately this is a safe and effective combination treatment for asthma. It should never be used in excess of the prescribed dose, and changes in overall pattern of symptoms should be communicated with the treating physician. When and if a period of stability occurs, a change to a 2Xdaily inhaled corticosteroid with a short acting bronchodilator would be indicated. ...Read more

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Is taking two puffs of 250mg advair the same as taking one puff off 500mg advair given to me as a sample?

Is taking two puffs of 250mg advair the same as taking one puff off 500mg advair given to me as a sample?

More bronchodilator: There are two components to advair. One is a bronchodilator and the other is an inhaled steroid. Two puffs of the 250 strength of advair is about the equivalent as far as the steroid goes but you will get twice as much of the bronchodilator. You should try to stay with the prescribed dose and the prescribed strength. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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I haven't tooken my advair for 3 months because i'm fine without it. Should I still take it even though i'm fine without it?

I haven't tooken my advair for 3 months because i'm fine without it. Should I still take it even though i'm fine without it?

Maybe: Check in w/your family doc & ask for pft (pulmonary function test) to determine how well you're breathing. You may have subconsciously decreased your activity level to avoid becoming short of breath w/o your meds. If you wake up frequently at night to reach for your rescue inhaler, you definitely need your prevention inhaler (advair). ...Read more

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