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.
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.