Advair is an inhaler used in the treatment of COPD, Asthma, and other respiratory problems. It is a combination inhaler with the medications of Fluticasone and Salmeterol.
Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the body from releasing certain molecules into the body during a period of Inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator and works by relaxing the muscles of the Lungs and airways to allow improved breathing.
Depending on the reason that Advair is being used – it can be long term – daily for months – or short term – once a day for 7-14 days. Typically, in short-term use, it is used until symptoms improve or resolve.
Salmeterol can increase the risk of death in people with Asthma, but when used in combination with Fluticasone – that risk decreases.
Advair is not a rescue inhaler.
Age of Use
Advair: 4+ years old
Advair HFA: 12+ years old
– Long term use of steroid can cause bone loss
– Chest pain
– Increased Heart Rate
– Vision changes
– Sores in the mouth
– Trouble swallowing
– High blood sugar
– Low Potassium
– Muscle pains
– Joint pains