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

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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Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?

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 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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Will 250mcg or advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) effect a methacholine test?

Will 250mcg or advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) effect a methacholine test?

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

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What are intal and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler for?

What are intal and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler for?

Asthma controllers: Both are used as medications that control the underlying inflammation of asthma. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) also contains a long-acting bronchodilator that provides immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Cromolyn does not do this. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is much more effective. Cromolyn is a bit safer. The difference is moot. Cromolyn (intal) is no longer available on the american market. ...Read more

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Combination of Singulair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) effect on methacholine challenge?

Combination of Singulair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) effect on methacholine challenge?

MCCT...: Different medicines have to be stopped at different times based on how long they stay in your body. Stop taking Singulair 24 hours prior to challenge. Stop taking Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) 48 hours before your challenge. ...Read more

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Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

Which works better: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) or albuterol?

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 more

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Does advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 500/50 prevent asthma attacks?

Does advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 500/50 prevent asthma attacks?

Yes: This is a combination "controller" medication for preventing asthma attacks and for improving overall respiration between attacks. It is for moderate to severe cases and should be used only under the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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Can dulera and Advair be used together for emphysema or dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?

Can dulera and Advair be used together for emphysema or dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?

No: All three of those are essentially the same thing. Medications are different, but all in the same class. They should not be used together. ...Read more

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How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

Asthma and COPD: Usually this drug is administered twice daily by inhalation. The drug has typically been used as a maintenance (every day) inhaler in asthma and in COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis). ...Read more

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Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?

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

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Will symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) effect a methacholine challenge?

Yes: The inhaled steroid will modulate the effect of a methacholine challenge. However, if your doctor is aware of the medication and still recommends the test, you can proceed with it. ...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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