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Doctor insights on: Which Is Stronger Advair Or Flovent

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What's better advair or flovent?

What's better advair or flovent?

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 more

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How long does one puff of advair or Flovent help for?

How long does one puff of advair or Flovent help for?

Depends: Advair has two medications in it, an inhaled steroid (ICS) and a long acting bronchodilator (LABA). The LABA acts for about 12 hrs, and the ICS has a longer, cumulative effect. In order to have the medication help you, you need to take the Advair every 12 hrs. The Flovent (an ICS) can be taken every 12 to 24 hours, depending on your asthma severity and the dose you are given. ...Read more

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Advair and flovent - what's the difference between the two discs?

Advair and flovent - what's the difference between the two discs?

Depends: Advair has two medications in it, an inhaled steroid (ICS) and a long acting bronchodilator (LABA). The LABA acts for about 12 hrs, and the ICS has a longer, cumulative effect. In order to have the medication help you, you need to take the Advair every 12 hrs. The Flovent (an ICS) can be taken every 12 to 24 hours, depending on your asthma severity and the dose you are given. ...Read more

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Is it safe or not to take flovent and advair together?

Is it safe or not to take flovent and advair together?

Yes : The steroid in flovent, fluticasone, is already in advair, so adding Flovent to advair might give you really high doses of fluticasone, depending on the dosage of the inhalers. Very high doses of inhaled steroids can cause some side effects with long term use, but are fine in the short run. Apart from that there shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Flovent or advair, which treats COPD better?

Flovent or advair, which treats COPD better?

Advair: just an inhaled steroid by itself, like flovent, is seldom, if ever, enough treatment for COPD. You almost always need a bronchodilator along with it. I have never just prescribed an inhaled steroid for COPD. Flovent is a treatment for asthma. ...Read more

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My grandson who is 13 is taking flovent 220 mcg 3 puffs twice a day and advair 150 2 puffs a day. Is this too much?His eosinophils are 1700.

My grandson who is 13  is taking flovent 220 mcg 3 puffs twice a day and advair 150 2 puffs a day.  Is this too much?His eosinophils are 1700.

Possibly: But I have certainly used similar doses in adolescent patients whose asthma was difficult to control. If the alternatives are frequent exacerbations requiring prednisone, er visits & school absenteeism this could be the best compromise. A 2nd opinion never hurts. If his parents are concerned they can discuss it with your grandson's doctor & ask for a referral. A competent md always welcomes this. ...Read more

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I was prescribed advair; my ins. Does not cover it; substituted flovent; now my ins, does not cover that. Proventil (albuterol) is not working 4 my symptoms.?

I was prescribed advair; my ins. Does not cover it; substituted flovent; now my ins, does not cover that. Proventil (albuterol) is not working 4 my symptoms.?

Provnetil: Is a rescue inhaler, only to be used as needed or pre-exercise, not on a regular basis. Flovent and advair are maintenance medications which are both to be taken on a regular basis. Please see your doctor asap if your proventil (albuterol) is not working. ...Read more

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Can Flovent, advair or albuterol cause severe tingling, prickliness and itchiness? Are these any of the side effects? Thanks

Can Flovent, advair or albuterol cause severe tingling, prickliness and itchiness? Are these any of the side effects? Thanks

Probably not: What you described is more likely hyperventilation syndrome except for the itching. These drugs are more likely to cause tremor and occasionally muscle cramps and not the symptoms you have described. Uncontrolled asthma may cause hyperventilation which may cause the tingling and "prickliness" sensation. Although allergy to steroid itself has been reported, it it mostly related to contact allergy ...Read more