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Whats Better Than Advair
Different medication: While both medications are used daily to control asthma, one is not better than the other. In general in asthma management the goal is to use the least amount of medication necessary to control asthma symptoms. Advair is considered to be a stronger medication as it has two compounds an inhaled corticosteroid (ics)plus a long acting beta agonist. Flovent is only an ics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very similar: Both are medications that contain two medicines - a long-acting beta agonist (laba), which helps with bronchodilation, and an inhaled steroid. The big difference is the form - advair is more an inhaled powder formulation, where symbicort is a mist inhaler more like your rescue inhaler works if you use one with asthma or copd.So it really boils down to what your insurance covers and preference type. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Advair upped to 500/50 to better control asthma symptoms. Is there anything I should watch out for at the highest dosage?
How should I breathe on advair? Should i attempt to do deep breathing exercises or train my lungs and body to breathe better? Tension won't release...
Normally: If you are using advair and feel that you are still having obstruction you have a few options. First - do you feel so bad that you are having trouble breathing? In that case, go to the er now. Second, are you just feeling poorly enough that you are a bit below standard? Then, call your asthma doc (allergist or pulmonologist), and get in. Thir, if you are slowly feeling better but still not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have diagnosed with asthma 2years ago,taking advair for 1year, 250/50 twice per day. Seeing doctor today,FeNO is negative, 18. Better?No asthma?
Depends: If you have allergic asthma, then the normal FeNO means your asthma is under good control. However, your performance level, quality of life, and lung function should also be parts of the overall picture. Your doctor will be able to give you a more complete picture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had cold/sinus for couples weeks, better now but now feel my ears blocked, what to do.? Advised n using advair for bronchitis for last 3 days
Sudafed and ibuprofe: Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) will help with the congestion in the sinuses (and ears) as long as your blood pressure is not high. Sudafed can increase your bloodpressure. Ibuprofen will help with the inflammation and pressure as well- so taking both or in combination will help with the "blocked" feeling in your ears. ...Read more
Recently started advair to control asthma flare up from virus or allergies. Feeling better now, but how long do I need to continue taking the advair?
Stay on your Advair: Advair is a chronic controller drug for asthma. It is extremely effective for the prevention of asthma. You need to stay on it continuously for it to work. You should check with your dr. Regularly to see if you are well enough to reduce (not stop) your asthma treatment.. Asthma is present in your lungs even when you are not in a flare up from a virus or allergen and needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort 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 1 more doctor answer
Alternative...: An alternate treatment for oral thrush would be mycelex troche, which are in the form of losenges that you dissolve in your mouth and the medicine coats your oral cavity. To prevent thrush, be sure to rinse and spit after you use your steroid inhaler, every single time. See your doctor so the losenges can be prescribed. ...Read more
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