Advair Diskus

Brand Name : Advair Diskus, Advair HFA

Generic Name : Fluticasone and Salmeterol

What is Advair Diskus?

Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.

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Fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Important Information About Advair Diskus

Do not use fluticasone and salmeterol to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Call your doctor right away if you feel that this medicine is not working as well as usual, or if it makes your condition worse. Salmeterol has been shown to increase the risk of asthma-related death. It is critical that you use only the prescribed dose of this medicine and follow all patient instructions for safe use of the medication.