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- Advair Diskus Inhaler
Advair is the brand name of a drugs Fluticasone Propionate
Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances
in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator.
It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation is used to prevent
asthma attacks. It is used only to prevent asthma attacks,
not to treat an attack already in progress. It will not work
fast enough to give relief during an attack. Fluticasone and
salmeterol inhalation is also used in the treatment of chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost
time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed
dose and use the next one as directed. Do not use a double
dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a salmeterol and fluticasone overdose may include
angina or chest pain, irregular or rapid heartbeats, seizures,
tremor, weakness, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
What are the possible side effects
of fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation?
Serious side effects from fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation
are not likely to occur.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects,
stop using fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation and seek
emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of
the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- chest pain or irregular heartbeats;
- numbness, tingling, or pain;
- a rash or unexplained open sores or bruising; or
- worsening breathing or asthma symptoms.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur.
Continue to take fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation and
talk to your doctor if you experience
- dry mouth, nose, or throat after use;
- yeast (or another) infection in the mouth or throat (white
- hoarseness or deepening of the voice, cough, or sore throat;
- nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
- dizziness, headache, tremor, or nervousness.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur.
Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual
or that is especially bothersome.