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How many days of taking fluticasone/salmeterol 250x2/day till symptoms go? 4 days on broncospasms milder but coughs/airways/phlegm haven't normalized.

Improvement varies. Depending upon the acute precipitator of this asthma flair, viral infection, allergen, etc. Improvement can take hours to days. Another determinant is the use of a chronic anti-inflammatory. Generally therapeutic response is quicker if the asthmatic is taking daily inhaled corticosteroid (ics), rather than periodic medication. Except in intermitttent asthma ICS therapy should be daily, not prn. Read more...

Can fluticasone propionate nasal spray cause weight gain? I've seen people report it since it's a steroid, is it possible??

Very rare. This would be a very rare side effect, and only rarely seen after taking it for a very long time. This is because the steroid acts locally in the nose and the sinuses and is not absorbed by the bloodstream. Read more...

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

Link. Asthma med. See the link and chose what you want to know.. http://www.rxlist.com/advair-diskus-drug.htm. Read more...
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...

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...

For people who are on advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Asthma or COPD. Advair is a combination of an inhaled steroid and a long acting bronchodilator. It is used in asthma when an inhaled steroid alone is not adequate to control symptoms. The combination is usually more effective tha doubling inhaled steroids. It is also used in copd. The long acting bronchodilator part can cause heart racing. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone)?

Asthma drug. Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is a dry-powder inhaler for use as a daily controller medication for treating moderate-severe persistent asthma. It contains fluticasone (steroid) and salmeterol (long-acting bronchodilator [laba]). It is available in 3 dosage strengths 100/50, 250/50 and 500/50 with variable amounts of inhaled steroid and a fixed dose of laba. Read more...