Advair Diskus - 1 Accuhaler containing 60 Blisters (100/50mcg)
Advair Diskus - 1 Accuhaler containing 60 Blisters (250/50mcg)
Advair Diskus - 1 Accuhaler containing 60 Blisters (500/50mcg)
Advair belongs to the group of drugs known as long acting beta agonists and contains a key ingredient termed as Fluticasone. It also contains salmeterol in addition to Fluticasone. It’s really easy to get this medicine from a wide range of online pharmacy, yet beware that you should ideally take this medication only after a doctor approves its usage.
It is for treating several maladies viz inflammation of airways, asthma attacks and also prevention of COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease related with emphysema or chronic bronchitis. To elaborate, inflammation of airways is the result of overexcited response of immune system to allergens present in the surroundings. Fluticasone, which is a corticosteroid agent, treats this. When Fluticasone is inhaled, it relieves inflammation. It has another mechanism to treat the conditions listed above. It works by treating airway constriction. Airway constriction is a consequence of tightening of muscles around the air pipe between lungs and mouth. When irritants and allergens enter already inflamed airways, the body reacts in a more sensitive manner to them through the tightening of the muscles with an intention to push the allergens down airways to get rid of irritation. This adds to further closing of the airways. Another agent in Advair, Salmeterol works as a bronchodilator. It relaxes airway muscles to improve breathing.
How to use :
You are recommended to take it in sufficient quantity so that it covers up the entire requirement. Take it's dosage exactly as prescribed by your physician. You can also follow the instructions on the leaflet. Do not make any amendments in the dosage or dosage duration by taking decision yourself. If needed, prime the inhaler device. It may increase asthma related complications. The risks and benefits in this regard vary individually. Do not take it, if you are already suffering from an asthma attack. In this case, you should use an inhalation medication that acts fast. Fluticasone Salmeterol combination in a powder form is called as Advair Diskus. It’s accompanied by an inhaler device stuffed with blister packs containing appropriate doses. Every time you inhale, the device loads a blister. Do not use spacer for the device.
Advair HFA, which is an aerosol mixture of fluticasone and salemeterol, is available in a canister with actuator inhaler. Again, never use this inhaler with a spacer. Every time before you use the Advair HFA inhaler, shake well at least for 5 seconds. Keep the count of number of sprays used and discard the canister after 120 sprays even though you feel that there is still some medicine left in it. Beware if you are using steroid along with it, do not stop the usage of steroid abruptly, else you may experience withdrawal symptoms. For the maximum benefit, strictly abide by the instructions given by the doctor whilst using it.
Side Effects :
Every medication has side effects. How can this medicine be an exception to this? However, note that it will not produce any threatening effects if you use it under medical supervision. The common side effects of Advair are as below:
In rare incidents, serious side effects may be noticed. These include:
The above list is not exhaustive. You need to get an exhaustive list of side effects from your physician.
It’s advised that you inform the physician if you are taking any drugs along with it. This includes prescription, herbal, over-the-counter or supplement medicines.
Its overdose signs include chest pain, abnormal heart beats, acute weakness and seizures. If you spot any of these signs of its overdose, contact the local poison control center on 1-800-222-1222 right away.
Missed Dose :
Try your best not to miss even a single dose. If you miss it by mistake, take it the moment you realize it. You can give it a miss and take the next scheduled dose on time, if it’s almost the time for the next scheduled dose.
Notes and Precautions :
If you expect the best results and your safety as well, read carefully the following precautions and notes to prevent COPD.
Other Uses :
There is a possibility of it being used for benefits not listed in this content. It is better if you ask your pharmacist or doctor about the other uses of it.
Storage Information :
Ideal temperature range for its storage is 59-86oF or 15-30oC. Store in such a way that children and pets are not able to reach it. Do not burn, break or puncture the caniste