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  • In patients with asthma, medications such as salmeterol may increase the odds of dying from an asthma problem
  • The only negative thing I can say is, I think they need to color code the boxes

    • by Renae
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      The Advair Diskus comes in 3 different dosages.

      100 mcg fluticasone propionate and 50 mcg salmeterol inhalation powder 250 mcg fluticasone propionate and 50 mcg salmeterol inhalation powder 500 mcg fluticasone propionate and 50 mcg salmeterol inhalation powder

      The most important information you should know about Advair Diskus 1. Advair Diskus has 2 different medications that administer when inhaled. They are: Fluticasone and salmeterol. These are also known as Flovent and Serevent. Flovent is an inhaled corticosteroid that decreases inflammation in the lungs. Salmeterol is a long-acting beta2-agonist used in patients with asthma and COPD. These medications help the muscles around the airways in the lungs stay relaxed to prevent symptoms like wheezing and difficulty breathing.

      2. In patients with asthma, medications such as salmeterol may increase


      the odds of dying from an asthma problem. Crazy huh?

      3. Advair Diskus inhalation does not relieve sudden symptoms.

      4. Do not stop using your Diskus unless your doctor tells you to.

      5. If you begin to have trouble breathing, call your doctor immediately.

      6. Go to the Emergency Room if breathing problems worsen quickly and if your use your short acting bronchodilator and it does not relieve your breathing problems.

      What exactly is Advair Diskus?

      As I said before, it is two medications in one inhaler.

      For Asthma, the Diskus is used long term, 2 times a day to control asthmatic symptoms like wheezing.

      For COPD, Advair Diskus is used long term, 2 times a day to control symptoms of COPD preventing wheezing.

      If your doctor prescribes Advair, he should know the following health history if you have *Heart problems *High blood pressure *Seizures *Thyroid problems *Osteoporosis *Immune System Problem *Are Pregnant or plannign to become pregnant.

      *Are breastfeeding.

      *Are allergic to any medication or food.

      *Are exposed to chicken pox or measles

      Always tell your doctor about any kind of medications, over the counter, prescriptions, herbs and vitamins you mayt be taking. Many of them can have adverse effects on you if you combine them.

      It is preferred that your doctor demonstrate how to use the Diskus when he gives it to you. If he does not have that ability, ask the pharmacist when you pick it up. It is important that you use it correctly.

      The usual dose is 1 inhalation 2 times a day. Doses should be ...


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      consistantly 12 hours apart. Rinse your mouth with water after inhaling. Do not double up on doses if missed. Simply just skip the missed dose.

      You should always keep one of your short acting inhalers with you in case you have trouble breathing in between doses of Advair.

      POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: *Rash, hives, swelling of the face, mouth and tongue and problems breathing.

      *Increased blood pressure *fast and irregular heartbeat *chest pain *headache *tremor *nervousness *immune system effects and a higher chance for infections *lower bone density *eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts (have regular exams)

      Store at temps between 68* and 77*. Keep in a dry place with no heat or sunlight.

      If you want more information about Advair, you can go to their webstie at www.advair.com or call the

      at 1-888-825-5249

      When you get your Advair Diskus, be sure to read the instructions on use carefully. They are specific and deliberate and important that they are followed correctly to get the optimum medication dosage.

      My husband uses Advair Diskus and it has proven to be a good medication for him. He has no side effects at all and it helps him breathe much better. He has not had to use his short term inhaler in between Advair doses at all.

      The only negative thing I can say is, I think they need to color code the boxes. All three doses come in the same purple/pink box. Twice we have picked up the medication and when we get home, realize it’s the wrong dose. They need to use different colored boxes for the 100, 250 and 500 doses so that mistake is not made at the pharmacy.

      Other than that, we have no complaints!!




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