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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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The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more
Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can taking ferrous gluconate (elemental iron) and fluticasone propionate (flovent hfa inhaler) simultaneously be harmful?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination of Singulair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) effect on methacholine challenge?
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
Very different: Nasal steroids such as fluticasone work best for nasal congestion and sinus inflammation, while antihistamines such as fexofenadine work better for itching and sneezing. Typically, if you're going to use only one medication, you'll do better with fluticasone than fexofenadine. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not in the U.S.: In canada and elsewhere, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?
Pharmacist can check: I don't believe the combined use of those 3 medications are contraindicated. I would discuss it with either the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist. ...Read more
Both-read why: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing an steroid (for inflammation) and long acting bronchodilator. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is used every day to control and prevent asthma. In contrast, albuterol is for quick relief and only used as needed. This is a good combination for patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist can assist in further explanation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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