Advair

(Fluticasone/Salmeterol)

Treats


Advair can prevent symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Advair is made up of two medications: fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid, working by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways. Salmeterol is a long-acting beta agonist, working by opening airways in the lungs to make breathing easier.


How it Works


Advair is made up of two medications. Fluticasone and Salmeterol.

Fluticasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoids are a feedback mechanism in the immune system which reduces certain aspects of immune function, such as reduction of inflammation.

Salmeterol is a long-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist, meaning it reduces the need for shorter-acting agonists such as salbutamol.


Side Effects


Hoarseness, throat irritation, headache, or stomach upset may occur.

In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.


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Sources


https://www.advair.com/
http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-20538/advair-diskus-inhalation/details
https://www.drugs.com/advair.html
http://www.rxlist.com/advair-diskus-drug.htm


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