- Brand(s): Seretide Accuhaler
- Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Plc
- Disease(s): Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease / Asthma
- Known as: Advair Diskus
Advair Diskus (fluticasone-salmeterol) is a medication used to prevent and treat asthma attacks. It is a combination of the steroid fluticasone and the long-acting beta agonist salmeterol. Advair Diskus comes in an inhaler that contains 60 doses. The recommended dose is one inhalation twice daily, morning and evening.
The main benefit of Advair Diskus over other medications for asthma is that it prevents both bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the airways) and inflammation. It also has a long duration of action, meaning that once it’s taken, it provides protection from asthma symptoms all day long. This makes it a good choice for people who have trouble remembering to take their medications regularly.
Like all medications, there are some potential side effects associated with Advair Diskus use. These include oral thrush (a fungal infection in the mouth), hoarseness or voice changes, chest pain, rapid heart rate, and nervousness or anxiety. If any of these side effects occur, speak with your doctor about whether or not continuing treatment with Advair Diskus is appropriate.
Frequently asked Questions
What does Advair do to your lungs?
It contains the drugs salmeterol and fluticasone, which work together to open airways and help control breathing. Advair can be taken as an inhaler or a diskus, depending on the person’s needs.
Is Advair Diskus a steroid?
No, Advair Diskus is not a steroid. It is a medication used to help control asthma and other breathing problems.
Is Advair Diskus the same as Symbicort?
Both Advair Diskus and Symbicort are long-acting beta agonists (LABA) used in the management of asthma. They work by relaxing the muscles around the airways, making it easier to breathe. However, there are some important differences between these medications. For example, Advair Diskus is a combination medication that contains both a LABA and an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), while Symbicort only contains a LABA. This means that Advair Diskus can provide both long-term control of asthma symptoms and relief from sudden attacks, whereas Symbicort may only be effective for controlling symptoms over the long term. Additionally, because Advair Diskus also contains an ICS, it may be more effective than Symbicort at preventing exacerbations (severe attacks).
Who should not use Advair Diskus?
There are a number of people who should not use Advair Diskus, including those with a history of severe asthma attacks, allergies to any of the ingredients in Advair Diskus, and those taking other medications for asthma. It is also important that people do not use Advair Diskus if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is it OK to use Advair and albuterol together?
Some healthcare professionals believe that using these medications together may result in adverse effects, while others believe that there is no harm in doing so. Ultimately, it is up to the individual patient and his or her doctor to decide whether using Advair and albuterol together is appropriate for them.
How long does it take Advair to start to work?
How long it takes Advair to start working will vary depending on the individual and their specific condition. In general, however, most people will start to feel relief within a few minutes after using the inhaler. For best results, it is important to use Advair as directed by your doctor.
Why do you have to rinse mouth after Advair?
There are a few reasons why it is important to rinse your mouth after taking Advair. First, the medication can cause oral thrush, a fungal infection in the mouth. Rinsing with water or an antifungal mouthwash can help prevent this infection. Second, Advair can also cause dry mouth. Rinsing your mouth with water will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and hydrated. Finally, rinsing after taking Advair will help remove any remaining medication from your mouth so that it does not get swallowed and potentially cause adverse effects.
Specification: Advair Diskus