Advair Diskus is an oral inhalation prescription drug that consists of two different ingredients, Fluticasone and Salmeterol, which act together as a preventive therapy for the following lung conditions: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, emphysema and asthma for patients up to 4 years old and older.
Also called Fluticasone Propionate, this acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Compared to dexamethasone, Fluticasone has a better receptor binding activity.
Used for the treatment of asthma together with Fluticasone, Salmeterol is used to help patients with breathing problems. Even some patients suffering from nighttime asthma may find relief with the combination of Salmeterol and Fluticasone.
Advair Diskus acts by using Fluticasone (Cortisteroid) which decreases swelling and inflammation in the respiratory tract, while Salmeterol (Bronchodilator) relaxes the airway muscles, improving your breathing in general.
The medication is gets into a patient’s body by means of a disk-shaped inhaler containing small blister packs, each one with a proper dosage. Every time you use the inhaler, it loads a blister and punctures it, releasing the Fluticasone and Salmeterol for inhalation into the body. We should note that Advair Diskus must be used only to prevent symptoms related to COPD and asthma, and must to be used at the beginning of an asthma attack.
This drug must be inhaled through the mouth. Rinse your mouth properly after using the medicine. Avoid swallowing the water. Follow the indications in the leaflet. Take the medication at the same time every day. Avoid exceeding the dose. Do not stop the treatment without the doctor’s approval. Always use the inhaler properly. Read the drug instruction carefully before using Advair Diskus. Consult your doctor before using this drug in children. Such treatment may require special attention.
During the treatment with Advair Diskus, you may experience some adverse effects. The most common adverse effects including: vertigo, head pain, hoarseness, dryness in the mouth, pain in the throat, cough and sickness.
In case of severe adverse effects (for example, breathing problems, fever, breast pain, white patches, sores in the mouth, urticaria, seek immediate medical assistance.
For more information, consult your family doctor.
Don’t use Fluticasone or Salmeterol if you have allergy to them or are pregnant.
Avoid taking this medication together with any of the following drugs: -MAOIs (including Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate), aminophylline or theophylline, antiviral drugs for the treatment of AIDS, diuretics, drugs for cold, anti-depressants, drugs for fungal infections (such as ketoconazole or itraconazole), drug for the heart diseases (including metoprolol and propanolol), weight loss pills, other drug for breathing diseases, pimozide, certain antibiotics (for example, clarithromycin, erythromycin, levofloxacin, linezolid, and telithromycin), vaccines.
Inform your doctor about all the drugs, herbal supplements and non-prescription medications or food supplements you use. Tell your physician if you smoke, drink alcohol or use illegal drugs, as it can affect the drug action.
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