How to use your ADVAIR DISKUS inhaler Follow these steps every time you use ADVAIR DISKUS.
- Open your ADVAIR DISKUS. • Hold the DISKUS in your left hand and place the thumb of your right hand in the thumb grip.
- Slide the lever until you hear it click.
- Inhale your medicine.
- Close the DISKUS.
- Rinse your mouth.
How long does it take Advair to start working?
Advair Diskus may begin working within 30 – 60 minutes and Symbicort may begin working within 15 minutes, although results may vary in both cases.
How many puffs of Advair do I take?
- Adults and children 12 years of age and older—2 puffs in the morning and another 2 puffs in the evening. The doses should be at least 12 hours apart.
- Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your child’s doctor.
Is Advair Diskus a steroid?
Advair Diskus (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler) is a combination of a corticosteroid and a beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator used to treat asthma and chronic bronchitis, including COPD associated with chronic bronchitis. Advair Diskus should not be used to treat acute episodes of asthma or COPD.
What does Advair do for your lungs?
It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Advair inhalation is a combination medicine used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used to prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
Is it OK to take Advair once a day?
Do not use ADVAIR DISKUS more often than prescribed. Use 1 inhalation of ADVAIR DISKUS 2 times each day. Use ADVAIR DISKUS at the same time each day, about 12 hours apart. If you miss a dose of ADVAIR DISKUS, just skip that dose.
Can Advair cause weight gain?
Weight gain is possible while taking Advair. In clinical studies, weight gain occurred in 1% to 3% of people who took Advair HFA. Weight gain also occurred in clinical studies of Advair Diskus, but it’s not known how common this side effect is.
Can you just stop taking Advair?
Do not stop using ADVAIR HFA, even if you are feeling better, unless your healthcare provider tells you to. Talk to your healthcare provider right away if you stop using ADVAIR HFA. ADVAIR HFA does not relieve sudden breathing problems. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms.
Can you drink water after using an inhaler?
Gargling and rinsing your mouth with water after each dose may help prevent hoarseness, throat irritation, and infection in the mouth. However, do not swallow the water after rinsing.
Is Advair dangerous?
The company said Advair is safe when used properly and that dozens of studies have shown its “positive safety profile” and superiority to other asthma treatments. There have been no asthma-related deaths in more than 15 years of Advair trials involving 30,000 patients, Glaxo said.
Does Advair suppress the immune system?
Fluticasone can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or have recently had. Tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks.
Does Advair affect blood pressure?
Answer • Advair is a combination inhaled medication for asthma. However, the amount that is absorbed from the airways when it is taken as an inhaler is very small, and high blood pressure is only a rare side effect with Advair. Bronchodilators like albuterol and salmeterol can affect the heart.
What happens if I stop taking Advair?
Do not stop using ADVAIR DISKUS, even if you are feeling better, unless your healthcare provider tells you to. ADVAIR DISKUS does not relieve sudden breathing problems. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms.