Product description of Advair inhaler:
Advair inhaler is an amazing medication that is used put a stop to asthma attacks. It is quite effective to prevent outbreaks or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) allied with chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Advair inhaler is used as long-term therapy for the patients suffering from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) while in the case of asthma it is used is for short-term treatment until symptoms are well controlled.
Mechanism of action of Advair inhaler:
Advair inhaler encloses two important ingredients Fluticasone and Salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid that blocks the discharge of substances in the body that cause inflammation or irritation. Salmeterol belongs to the class of bronchodilator that acts by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Dosing regimen of Advair inhaler:
Advair inhaler is commercially available in two dosing strengths of Fluticasone 250 mcg/ Salmeterol 25 mcg and Fluticasone 125 mcg/ Salmeterol 25 mcg. Adult dose for the management of for Asthma: An asthmatic patient has to take one inhalation orally twice a day, approximately 12 hours apart. An adult dose for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A patient has to take one inhalation orally twice a day, approximately 12 hours apart. A patient should select a particular strength of Advair inhaler based on the severity of their problem.
Contraindications of Advair inhaler:
- If you are allergic to Fluticasone, Salmeterol or any other components of Advair inhaler then do not use this medicine.
- If you have sudden, severe onset or worsening of asthma symptoms, then do not use Advair inhaler.
- If your asthma is already in the well-controlled state with the use of a long-term asthma-control medicine, then do not use Advair inhaler.
Drug interactions of Advair inhaler:
A patient should not use some medicine while he or she is relying on the therapy of Advair inhaler such as Furosemide, Fluconazole, Clarithromycin, Phenelzine, Telithromycin, Propranolol, Amitriptyline, Albuterol, Atazanavir, Boceprevir, and Nefazodone.
Side effects of Advair inhaler:
A patient may suffer from some side effects while using Advair inhaler such as lightheadedness, headache, mild muscle soreness, bone pain, nausea, apprehension, throat irritation, tremor, and vomiting.
- Do not take alcohol or sedative pills while using Advair inhaler; otherwise, it may cause severe dizziness or drowsiness.
- Advair inhaler will not control an asthma attack started once one has started; therefore use a short-acting bronchodilator inhaler to treat your breathing problems.
- If your symptoms do not get better within 1 week of treatment with Advair inhaler, then consult your doctor.
- If you are a pregnant woman, planning to become pregnant, or a breastfeeding mother, then consults your doctor before using Advair inhaler.