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

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Brush your teeth

Yes, complication rates are near zero if you rinse out your mouth and brush your teeth after using it.

In brief: Brush your teeth

Yes, complication rates are near zero if you rinse out your mouth and brush your teeth after using it.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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