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Doctor insights on: Going Off Advair

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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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How do you stop advair?

How do you stop advair?

Step down therapy: Advair one of three combination medications indicated for moderate to severe asthma not controllable with other asthma medication(s) is extremely effective therapy. Once some asthmatics symptoms are controlled for at least 3 months it may be possible to remove the second medication, salmeterol (serevent) from treatment. However anti-inflammatory, inhaled corticosteroids should be continued daily. ...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?

Possibly: Advair is a combination medication which includes an inhaled corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory) and a long acting bronchodilator. It is indicated for the treatment of asthma and copd. There are several other combination inhalers approved for the treatment of asthma and/or COPD which may be appropriate considerations based on your diagnosis and symptoms. Would discuss with your treating physician. ...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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Can someone please tell me an alternative to advair?

Yes: Two other products on the us market that are very similar to advair include Dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). ...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