BRAND NAME: Seroflo / Seretide / Viani / Adoair / ForAiris
GENERIC NAME: Fluticasone / Salmeterol
PREPARATIONS: Inhalers: 50mcg/500mcg; 50mcg/250mcg; 50mcg/100mcg; 25mcg/250mcg; 25mcg/125mcg; 25mcg/50mcg
AVAILABLE: Generic for Fluticasone / Salmeterol
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 1 pack x 50mcg/500mcg
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 1 pack x 50mcg/250mcg
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 1 pack x 50mcg/100mcg
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 1 inhaler x 25mcg/250mcg
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 2 inhalers x 25mcg/250mcg
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 1 inhaler x 25mcg/125mcg
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 2 inhalers x 25mcg/125mcg
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 1 inhaler x 25mcg/50mcg
|Advair Diskus Inhaler 2 inhalers x 25mcg/50mcg
Advair diskus is a brand name drug for the treatment of asthma attacks. It contains two ingredients that serve different purposes in asthma treatment. Their generic names are fluticasone diskus and salmeterol diskus. Fluticasone is a steroid. Salmeterol is a brochoilater. As a form of medication advair helps to prevent the release into the body of substances that contribute to inflammation. With salmeterol it helps to relax airway muscles to the person can breath easier. This is beneficial in preventing inflamed or worsening chronic obstructions by pulmonary disease. This is also known as COPD and is most often related to the problems of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. This medication may also be used of other purposes other than asthma treatment. And this is a treatment that is intended prior to actually having an asthma attack. It is not intended for use after one already is in the process of having an asthma attack. But if one does have problems with asthma attacks then advair may be prescribed to help prevent future attacks. That will be something that is decided by a doctor. He or she may not prescribe it if one is allergic to either fluticasone diskus, salmeterol or milk proteins. And it will also not be prescribed if one is having severe COPD symptoms.
There are a number of health conditions that one will want to be sure his or her physician knows about before one’s doctor will want to issue an advair medication. This will include any food or drug allergy, heart disease or high blood pressure, epilepsy or any seizure disorder, an infection, diabetes, glaucoma, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, a weak immune system, liver disease or a thyroid disorder. So far the test run on advair have not indicated it carries any risk during pregnancy to an unborn child. However, it has not been determined if flutincasone diskus or salmeterol diskus would possibly be passed on to a child when nursing. Therefore any mother who is breast-feeding will want to be sure she tells her doctor about this fact before he or she prescribes advair. And since advair has been know to affect growth in children a parent will need to pay attention should a child be given this medication to be sure they are developing at a normal rate.
The long-term use of steroids has been known to possibly lead to the condition of bone loss or osteoporosis. And this will be an even more possible problem if the person happens to smoke or doesn’t exercise. Plus if a person has a deficiency in vitamin D or calcium this too can contribute to problem, especially if there is a history of osteoporosis in the family. In any case where this is some possible condition that might be affected by using advair the doctor will most likely have to modify the dosage to allow for the condition.
As a medication the patient will be issued it with proper instructions for its use. And should there be any side affects such as uneven heart beats, fevers, chills, stabbing chest pains, blurred visions, trouble breathing or white patches or sore then the person should seek immediate medical help. Other possible side effects might include nausea, headaches, stuffy nose, dry mouth and several other similar types of problems. For a more comprehensive list of such problems one can check with his or her health care provider. One can also ask the health care provider for possible other sources that could give a complete litany of all potential side effects. This will also allow the person a better chance to learn and be informed on all the ways that advair might affect the body. Then to be able to watch and notify one’s doctor the moment any of the effects are felt.