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Know More About Advair

Advair is known for its generic name, fluticasone and salmeterol. These are two main ingredients that provide medical care to individuals experiencing asthma. These ingredients may have different functions. Once combined, the medicine essentially treats the disease. 

Uses of Advair 

Fluticasone reduces certain symptoms associated with asthma, including coughing, wheezing, breathing difficulty, and chest tightness. Meanwhile, salmeterol improves the breathing pattern of an individual and also relaxes the muscles located within airways. Once this medication is consumed, asthma attacks can be prevented. 

Precautions and Warnings of Advair 

Prior to receiving a dosage for this specific medication, an individual must be unsusceptible towards the medicine. Note that hypersensitivity is life-threatening, so avoid consuming it. 

Other than hypersensitivity, other infections can come after Advair consumption. Pneumonia can also emerge in ingesting Advair, most especially to patients having a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. 

Advair Dosage 

Aside from its main purpose in treating asthma, this medicine is also prescribed as an alternative to patients who have already followed another form of asthma medication. Since the medicine is in powder form, it is easy to inhale and administer. Once consumed, the symptoms of asthma become manageable. 

  • Maximum of 2 inhalations (two times per day) 

To avoid acquiring unwanted reactions, frequent inhalation must not be authorized.

Side Effects involving Advair 

Equivalent to distinct treatments, this medicine has a number of side effects. It is expected that these effects should vanish. However, if they persist, call for urgent medical care. 

Common Side Effects of Advair 

  • Throbbing pain in the head
  • Recurrent vomiting
  • Oral thrush
  • Throat irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Voice problems
  • Coughing 

Severe Side Effects of Advair 

  • Breathing problems
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Nervousness
  • Pain in the chest region
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • High blood pressure


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