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Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler)

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Advair is a combination of inhaled drugs that is used to treat asthma and chronic bronchitis.

What brand names are available for fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler?

Advair Diskus and Advair HFA are the brand names available for fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler in the US.

Is Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler) available as a generic drug?

No

Do I need a prescription for Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler)?

Yes

Why is Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler) prescribed to patients?Advair Diskus is used for the treatment of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis. Its action starts within 30 to 60 minutes and can last more than 12 hours. Advair Diskus is generally not needed in patients whose asthma can be controlled easily with infrequent administration of short acting inhalers. Advair HFA is used for treating asthma in individuals 12 years old or older. Advair Diskus or HFA should not be used to treat acute episodes of asthma or COPD. What are the side effects of Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler)?

WARNING:

Use of long acting agents like salmeterol, an active ingredient in Advair, may increase the risk of asthma-related death. Therefore, Advair should only be used in patients whose asthma is uncontrolled by other agents, and who are using long-term asthma-controlling medications such as an inhaled corticosteroid.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Upper respiratory tract infections occur in 20% to 25% of patients using Advair. Headaches occur in about 1 in 8 patients who use it. Other common adverse events include: Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Mouth or throat candidiasis Musculoskeletal pain Throat irritation Difficulty speaking (dysphonia) Hoarseness Upper respiratory tract inflammation Palpitations Tremor Cough Sinus infection Pneumonia Dizziness Skin reactions Taste changes Musculoskeletal pain

Use of long acting agents like salmeterol, an active ingredient in Advair, may increase the risk of asthma-related death. Therefore, Advair should only be used in patients whose asthma is uncontrolled by other agents, and who are using long-term asthma-controlling medications such as an inhaled corticosteroid.

Serious adverse events of Advair include:

Pneumonia Bronchospasm Death

Serious allergic reactions include:

Adrenal suppression Growth suppression High blood pressure Low blood pressure Worsening of asthma Osteoporosis Glaucoma High blood glucose Low potassium Cardiac arrest Cataracts

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