Advair Diskus combines two drugs: fluticasone, a steroid that prevents swelling, and salmeterol, a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways. Advair improves breathing and helps control the symptoms of asthma and COPD, but should not be used in the event of an asthma attack.
Advair Diskus is not a rescue medicine, and should not be used in the event of an asthma or bronchospasm attack.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Advair Diskus exactly as prescribed. To use this product:
Do not use Advair Diskus if you have an allergy to milk proteins.
Advair Diskus may weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to develop illness and infection.
Inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Advair Diskus include:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these more serious side effects:
Can I use Advair Diskus in the event of an asthma attack?
No. Advair is not a rescue medication, and will not help in the event of an asthma attack.
Do I need a prescription to buy Advair Diskus?
Yes. This medication is currently only available with a prescription.
I can’t taste any powder when I use Advair Diskus. Is it still working?
Yes. Advair Diskus delivers your medication in a very fine powder. You may not taste or feel it in your mouth.
Can I use a spacer with Advair Diskus?
No. Diskus inhalers are not designed to be used with a spacer. Using a spacer will prevent you from getting the appropriate amount of medicine.