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If I had Class 1 on milk allergy on rast testing, but negative on skin testing is it safe to take advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) to help control asthma?

If I had Class 1 on milk allergy on rast testing, but negative on skin testing is it safe to take advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) to help control asthma?

Yes: Yes, it is completely safe to take Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) with your supposed "milk allergy." That being said I would talk to your Allergist about your allergy in detail. From the results of your testing it is likely that you do not have a milk allergy. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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About asthma advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) medicine? Can you take it all year long without complications?

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

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For asthma - when do you prescribe advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) medicine?

For asthma - when do you prescribe advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) medicine?

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

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Anyone on salmeterol have side effects from it?

Anyone on salmeterol have side effects from it?

Side effects: Salmeterol side effects include tremor, fast heart rate, and gitteriness. ...Read more

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I don't like addiction of formoterol does salmeterol have less addictive properties?

I don't like addiction of formoterol does salmeterol have less addictive properties?

Asthma meds: Neither formoterol nor salmeterol has "addictive properties". Both are long-acting bronchodilators (open small airways) used in conjunction with an inhaled corticosteroid to control asthma. They are related to albuterol, a short-acting bronchodilator. If your asthma is not adequately controlled w/ formoterol, see your pcp or pulmonologist for meds adjustment. ...Read more

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Is salmeterol classified as a steroid?

Is salmeterol classified as a steroid?

Beta agonist: Hello, Salmeterol is a beta agonist (like albuterol) inhaler.
It has a longer half life than albuterol. Now it may be combined with inhaled steroids but can be used alone.
It is NOT classified as a steroid.
It's most useful for asthma and COPD.
Best of health to you. ...Read more

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Can salmeterol cause asthma complications?

Can salmeterol cause asthma complications?

Controversial: Salmeterol like albuterol carry black box warnings about increased risk of death in asthma. Most lung doctors feel that using these alone may convince patients that their controller medicines (inhaled steroids) aren't needed and this is the real cause of trouble so we don't use long acting bronchodilators outside of fixed combination therapy. ...Read more

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Does serevent (salmeterol) work when you have asthma?

Does serevent (salmeterol) work when you have asthma?

Inhaled steroid: Serevent (salmeterol) used without an inhaled steroid will make asthma worse over time. It needs to be used with an inhaled steroid. This combination is effective making both medications more effective. Most data shows that serevent (salmeterol) does not make asthma worse when used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

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

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Can I use an expired advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? Expired 3/13.

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

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Can advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) usually make people gain weight?

Can advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) usually make people gain weight?

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

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What is the definition or description of: advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

What is the definition or description of: advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

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

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Is it possible for advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) to make people gain weight?

Is it possible for advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) to make people gain weight?

Not really: The steroid in advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is measured in micrograms, minimally absorbed, and wouldn't cause fluid retention unless administered in mega doses, which isn't the case ...Read more

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Do you know if advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is still effective after 30 days?

Do you know if advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is still effective after 30 days?

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

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What happens if I accidentally blew into my advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? Do I have to waste that dose?

What happens if I accidentally blew into my advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? Do I have to waste that dose?

Yes: If you have already loaded the dose by cocking the diskus device, then blowing into the inhaler can disperse the medication. ...Read more

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What is salmeterol xinafoate used tot reat?

What is salmeterol xinafoate used tot reat?

Treats asthma.: Treats asthma as an additional long-term therapy, in addition to an inhaled corticosteroid. Does NOT treat acute attacks, and it may increase the risk of hospitalizations and death related to asthma, especially if used by itself. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of salmeterol (serevent)?

What are the most common side effects of salmeterol (serevent)?

Generally tolerated: Salmeterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). Side effects of jitteriness, increased heart rate and tremor can occur. Also consider the "black box warning" of increase severe asthma attaches and asthma associated deaths. Many asthma specialists question the validity of the "black box" warnings due to shortcomings of the study and the overall almost 50% drop in asthma deaths since combo release. ...Read more

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I was prescribed qvar and serevent (salmeterol). Qvar is 3 puffs twice a day and serevent (salmeterol) is 1, twice a day. Is it ok to take them at the same time ie: 9am and 9pm?

Yes, Serevent (salmeterol) first,: Use serevent (salmeterol) first, then qvar. Serevent (salmeterol) opens the airway and lets Qvar get in better. Serevent (salmeterol) is slow acting and waiting a few minutes would help. ...Read more

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Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

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

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What does the listed side effect of, "mental changes", mean on advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

What does the listed side effect of, "mental changes", mean on advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Mental change?: Just about anything from having odd thoughts to depression to nightmares to drowsiness, etc. Although many of these effects are listed separately. If you really can't define a "mental change" it is probably not related to the medication. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any experience with advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? Does the powder make you gag or cough?

Has anyone had any experience with advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? Does the powder make you gag or cough?

Advair Discus: I have prescribed Advair Diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) for as long as it has been there including children and it is well tolerated and there is hardly anybody complained of gaging and cough. ...Read more

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What's inside salmeterol in prescription advair which could kill a few asthmatics?

What's inside salmeterol in prescription advair which could kill a few asthmatics?

See below: It's not the medication that has been linked to death itself. It's when this medication is used, all the beta receptors are blocked by the salmeterol thus the short acting beta agonist - your rescue inhaler - won't bind thus won't work as well or at all. This was primary seen in the black population. ...Read more

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Using advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) inhaler while breastfeedingis ok?

Using advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) inhaler while breastfeedingis ok?

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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What would happen if I took tylenol (acetaminophen) as a pain reliever if I'm on salmeterol & fluticasone inhaler?

What would happen if I took tylenol (acetaminophen) as a pain reliever if I'm on salmeterol & fluticasone inhaler?

No problem.: If you have no liver problems, and are not on any acetaminophen (APAP)-containing medications, there should be no problem taking Tylenol. ...Read more

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Two year old advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)? What harm could this do to you?

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

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What are the side effects of advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) and is it safe to use for 6 months or 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

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How long do you have to use advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) to get a broncho-protection against methacholine?

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

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If arformoterol and salmeterol both make my asthma worse, should I just assume it would be the same story with vilanterol? One doc suggested Breo

If arformoterol and salmeterol both make my asthma worse, should I just assume it would be the same story with vilanterol? One doc suggested Breo

See below: So you should never take a long acting beta agonist by itself for asthma. That is what aformoteral and salmeterol are. Breo has an added steroid in it, which is the mainstay of asthma therapy. I would talk to your pulmonologist about it. ...Read more

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How many days of taking fluticasone/salmeterol 250x2/day till symptoms go? 4 days on broncospasms milder but coughs/airways/phlegm haven't normalized.

How many days of taking fluticasone/salmeterol 250x2/day till symptoms go? 4 days on broncospasms milder but coughs/airways/phlegm haven't normalized.

Improvement varies: Depending upon the acute precipitator of this asthma flair, viral infection, allergen, etc. Improvement can take hours to days. Another determinant is the use of a chronic anti-inflammatory. Generally therapeutic response is quicker if the asthmatic is taking daily inhaled corticosteroid (ics), rather than periodic medication. Except in intermitttent asthma ICS therapy should be daily, not prn. ...Read more

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Serevent (Definition)

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