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I haven't tooken my advair for 3 months because i'm fine without it. Should I still take it even though i'm fine without it?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Check in w/your family doc & ask for pft (pulmonary function test) to determine how well you're breathing.
You may have subconsciously decreased your activity level to avoid becoming short of breath w/o your meds. If you wake up frequently at night to reach for your rescue inhaler, you definitely need your prevention inhaler (advair).

In brief: Maybe
Check in w/your family doc & ask for pft (pulmonary function test) to determine how well you're breathing.
You may have subconsciously decreased your activity level to avoid becoming short of breath w/o your meds. If you wake up frequently at night to reach for your rescue inhaler, you definitely need your prevention inhaler (advair).
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably
Asthma is a chronic disease of inflamation and for most people it requires daily medication to control the inflamation just like patients with high blood pressure require daily meds to control it even they feel ok.
Your doctor can discuss the need with you depending on your lung function (spirometry) test and a "quality of life test" like the asthma control test available on line.

In brief: Probably
Asthma is a chronic disease of inflamation and for most people it requires daily medication to control the inflamation just like patients with high blood pressure require daily meds to control it even they feel ok.
Your doctor can discuss the need with you depending on your lung function (spirometry) test and a "quality of life test" like the asthma control test available on line.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: No
Hi. No, if you're fine without it, definitely don't take it.
Asthma can be episodic, seasonal, related to respiratory tract infection, etc. If you're fine without Advair, even if only seasonally or temporarily, go without it until the need for it arises again. Advair contains a glucocorticoid, which even though systemic effects are milder than oral prednisone, still has adverse effects. Good luck!

In brief: No
Hi. No, if you're fine without it, definitely don't take it.
Asthma can be episodic, seasonal, related to respiratory tract infection, etc. If you're fine without Advair, even if only seasonally or temporarily, go without it until the need for it arises again. Advair contains a glucocorticoid, which even though systemic effects are milder than oral prednisone, still has adverse effects. Good luck!
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: See your doc...
Even though you feel ok without your inhaler, you may have ongoing airway inflammation that your doctor can hear with a stethoscope.
Left untreated, this airway inflammation could lead to adverse consequences. You should not stop asthma meds unless directed to do so by your doctor.

In brief: See your doc...
Even though you feel ok without your inhaler, you may have ongoing airway inflammation that your doctor can hear with a stethoscope.
Left untreated, this airway inflammation could lead to adverse consequences. You should not stop asthma meds unless directed to do so by your doctor.
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