What is Advair Diskus used for?
Advair Diskus Inhaler used in long term treatment of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with chronic bronchitis and emphysema). It also prevents symptoms of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath). This medication contains two drugs: fluticasone and salmeterol, both of which act to reduce irritation and swelling in the airways. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It eases breathing by relaxing the muscles around the airways and enabling them to open up. Salmeterol is a long-acting beta agonist. If your symptoms cannot be effectively controlled with a single asthma drug (such as inhaled corticosteroids), then you should consider using this product. The medication should be used regularly in order to be effective. It should not be used to treat sudden asthma attacks or to ease immediate symptoms. If you suffer from an asthma attack, or sudden troubled breathing you should take your quick acting inhaler (such as albuterol or salbutamol in certain countries) right away.
Frequently Asked Questions About Advair Diskus
Your inhaler should either be used horizontally or vertically depending on the manufacturer. This medication is usually taken twice daily by mouth (morning and evening, 12 hours apart). It is normal to taste or feel the drug when inhaling. Do not exhale into the inhalation device.
When using the device, do not open it, clean the mouthpiece or any other part of it. After each use, replace the mouthpiece. You should wait at least one minute between using other inhalers.
It is important to gargle, rinse your mouth with water, and spit out the rinse water after use. This prevents dry mouth,white patches, throat irritation, and oral yeast infections from developing.
In addition to your medical condition, age, and response to treatment, the dosage will be determined by your physician. In order to receive the most benefit from this medication, it needs to be taken regularly. It works best when taken at evenly spaced intervals. Make sure you use this medication at the same time each day to keep yourself from forgetting to take it.
Using this medication in conjunction with other long-acting beta agonists may result in severe side effects. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before increasing your dosage, taking it more frequently, or stopping it without talking to your doctor.
Store at room temperature when not in use away from children and animals.
The most commonly reported side effects of Advair Diskus include:
- Change in Mucus Color
- a Fast or Irregular Heartbeat
- Chest Pain
- Swelling of Your Face, Mouth, and Tongue
- Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
- Increased Cough
- Increase in Mucus (Sputum) Production
- Increased Breathing Problems
- Feeling Tired
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Breathing Problems
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Fungal Infection in Your Mouth or Throat (Thrush).
- Lack of Energy
- runny nose
Few known Drug Interactions of Advair Diskus are listed below.
- Proair Hfa (Albuterol)
- Spiriva (Tiotropium)
- Ventolin Hfa (Albuterol)
- Singulair (Montelukast)
- Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Call your doctor or healthcare professional if you have a risk of an allergic reaction with this product.
There are 11 disease interactions with Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol) which include:
- Ocular Herpes Simplex
- Hepatic Impairment
- Ocular Toxicities
- Hepatic Dysfunction
Starting price of Advair Diskus 100mcg/50mcg cost in Canada
- 180 doses - $339.00 USD ($1.88 per doses)
Generic Equivalent Starting price of Fluticasone/Salmeterol Xinafoate Diskus 100mcg/50mcg cost in Canada
- 180 doses - $189.00 USD ($1.05 per doses)
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You do require a prescription to order Advair Diskus in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.