Is anyone on the inhaled corticosteroid asthma medicine Advair Diskus ? I have been on it for 8 months 2x daily and had bad side effects while on it. last week i got a thrush cause i think the powder staed on my tongue. so i stopped using it cold turkey and had bad muscle joint aches etc…. anyone on it with side effect you could share with me please?
no i think that5 might be the problem, sometimes at nights when i wasnt breathing well id use it and go back to bed without rinsing my mouth- had no idea this would happen
A: Advair contains a steroid which shouldn’t be abruptly stopped, it should be slowly weaned from the body to prevent the side effects that you’ve described.
Also, as with any other inhaled steroid, you should always rinse your mouth after using. The body produces sugar in it’s metabolizing corticosteroids, so the excess sugar in the mouth causes a yeast infection called thrush. It’s easy to get rid of, but easier to acquire again if rinsing and spitting techniques aren’t utilized.
Advair is a fantastic drug and works wonders for airway constriction and inflammation. I recommend that you stay on it if it worked for you and modify your routine to include a vigorous swishing and spitting regimen afterwards.
I hope I’ve helped, God bless.
Q: advair diskus?
does advair shorten your life span
“Today, FDA requested manufacturers of Advair Diskus, Foradil Aerolizer, and Serevent Diskus to update their existing product labels with new warnings and a Medication Guide for patients to alert healthcare professionals and patients that these medicines may increase the chance of severe asthma episodes, and death when those episodes occur. “
“Advair Diskus may worsen your breathing problems. Long-acting beta-adrenergic agonists, such as salmeterol, an active ingredient in Advair Diskus, may increase the chance of asthma death in some people.”
Q: what effects does the advair diskus have on sperm?
My husband takes the advair diskus, proventil, allegra D,and singulair would that affect our chances of conceiving?
A: No, it’s fine but it’s best to talk to the doctor or call the company.
Q: How can I tell if I’ve actually gotten an Advair dose from the diskus?
I was just prescribed the Advair diskus and I can’t feel any sensation of a powder or spray from the diskus entering my mouth or any taste or odor from it. Is this to be expected or am I doing something wrong in handling the diskus?
A: You may feel as though you haven’t received your dose even though you have. This is very common. Many people do not taste or feel the dose. Don’t worry, you have received your dose. Do not take an additional dose. It’s important to follow your doctor’s advice and take the recommended dose of Advair they have prescribed. Advair is taken twice a day, every day—once in the morning and once at night, approximately 12 hours apart.
You may notice some improvement within 30 minutes of using the Advair. Maximum results may take a week or longer. Even if you don’t see immediate improvement in your asthma, it’s important to keep using Advair twice a day, every day, as directed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor if symptoms do not improve.
If you forget a dose, just take it as soon as you do remember. If it’s close to the time of your next dose, just wait until your scheduled time to take your next dose, do not take an additional dose.
The most common side effects that people experience when using it are ear, nose, and throat irritation, respiratory symptoms, headaches, stomach irritation, and general muscle aches, most of which should diminish with time. See your doctor if you continue to experience any of these symptoms. Or consult your doctor if you have severe symptoms, develop hives, a rash, swelling, or have an asthma attack that you can’t treat with your short-acting bronchodilator, such as albuterol, or your other regular medication.
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Q: What are the side effects of ADVAIR diskus and is it safe?
My Dr. prescribed me ADVIAR and I rememebr seeign the commercial for it but the side effects seemed extreme.
If you have ever taken ADVAIR or if you are common with it, can you tell me the side effects that come with it and if it is really recommended to take?
The thought of steroids does not sound pleasant.
I am very iffy about taking this medicine because I do not have Asthma, but sometimes my bronchial tubes feel tight.
A: I have been taking ADVAIR diskus for about a week now and I have noticed no real problems with the drug. When my doctor gave me ADVAIR, I showed some concern about taking a steroid twice daily, but she told me that the side effects of this one are not the same as those of say, Prednisone. She said I would have no trouble and I have not had any. I have done some research on steroids because I have been put on them before for my lungs, and yeah the side effects are scary. The reason this one is different is because it is inhaled as opposed to taken orally. Essentially, it gets the medicine only where it really needs to be, in your lungs. I have noticed that I do not have quite as many troubles with my lungs daily, which makes me ever glad to be on it. So good luck, and hopefully you will like me, have no problems with this medication.
Q: Can you get thrush from Advair Diskus?
I take Advair Diskus and I took it a few times this week without washing my mouth out. Can this cause thrush? I have thrush and I am wondering if this was the potential cause.
A: Yes, that is a very reasonable cause. The fluticasone ingredient can suppress the immune system making it easier for opportunistic pathogens to flurish. That’s why it’s recommended to always rinse out your mouth after using the Advair diskus.
Q: What happens if I accidentally blew into my advair diskus?
I was taking my dose for this morning and I accidentally blew in. When I inhaled, powder still was in it. When I exhaled into the device, did it take away powder from every dose, and what should I do about it?
A: you are fine. i have done that a few times myself
Q: Can someone tell me the difference between Advair Diskus and Symbicort? Which works better for asthma?
A: Well it’s like Coke and Pepsi. What’s your flavor? Both have a steroid and a Long Acting Beta Agonists drug in them. Most people who get advair get the diskus. It’s a big bulky purple disk that contains a powder. Advair has an inhaler but I dont see that used as much for some reason. If you choose Advair, ask for the HFA inhaler not the disckus.
As far as inhaling the powder, it takes more force and some do not like inhaling a powder when they are having a breathing problem.
The doctor will have samples of both, I would suggest trying one or the other for at least a month. If you don’t think its working, switch.
Q: Does using the advair diskus and the singulair tablet cause cold symptoms to be worse when they occur?
my son has been asthmatic since he was three months old.We are now controlling is with advair and singulair taken daily.He is seven years old about eighty four pounds and an otherwise healthy kid.I just read and article that said that it is harder for them to figt off an infection like bronchitis when using the advair diskus.I also read that the cases were more severe and that more kids died from it I want to know a little more about this if at all possible.
A: Advair dose have a steroid component to it. While it is true that steroids decrease the body’s immunity a bit, the fact of the matter is that they are also invaluable in the treatment of multiple inflammatory diseases such as asthma. All medicines shuld be looked in the context of risk-benefit. If the benefits of taking the medicine consistently outweigh the risks , then it is worth it to stay on the medicine. While you should definitely ask this question to the MD who prescribed the Advair, I am of the opinion that the steroid dose in the Advair is not enough to significantly affect the outcomes of bronchitis or colds that your child may catch. This may be more true when one is taking high dose steroids in the form of pills or injections.
Q: using Advair Diskus 250 inhaler while breastfeeding?
my appointment with the doctor is after 2 days .. im having a temprory asthma so i started taking Advair Diskus 250, coz the doctor gave it to me the last time i got the same symptoms
am fully breastfeeding so is it safe for tje baby?
A: It is not known if Advair (fluticasone and salmeterol) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potential serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Advair does not recommend that Advair be used in women who are breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to let your physician know (prior to taking Advair) if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
No research has been done to see if Advair is passed through breast milk in humans. Because the usual recommended dosage of Advair causes only very low levels of the medication in the blood, it is unlikely that Advair would be passed through breast milk at high enough levels to cause problems. Therefore, it is thought that Advair is probably safe for many women who are breastfeeding.
Q: Difference between ADVAIR DISKUS and ADVAIR HFA?
I have asthma and was put on advair 115/21 HFA just wondering what the difference was between the 250/50 advair diskus and the advair HFA inhaler. How long does the advair take to start to work thank you for answering
A: The idiot who wrote to you to get off the advair is almost certainly not a doctor and telling you to get off any prescription unless your a doctor is criminal negligence should something happen to you from following that dunskies advice, It has been shown to increase the risk of asthma related death, specifically, when you have an asthma attack, your lungs will slam shut suddenly, this only happens in a very small percentage of people however, DO NOT STOP any medication without first talking to your doctor about a replacement.
Q: Is taking advair diskus safe during pregnancy?
i just found out i was prengant and have been taking advair diskus 100/50 and singulair is that okay
A: Both are pregnancy friendly
Q: Has anyone had any hyperactivity due to taking Advair diskus inhaler?
My 5 year old recently was changed to the Advair diskus and has experienced some hyperactivity since the change and I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
A: Yes, listen to the respiratory therapist, and not the ones that encourage you to 1. self medicate or 2. doubt your doctor. Every situation is different, and your doctor actually knows your child and their specific circumstances. Of course, talk to your doctor about this, as they may have some suggestions or material for you to read about it.
It is very common for children to become hyper on respiratory meds. I have an 8 yr. old that began breathing treatments and inhalers when he was three due to complications from pneumonia and RSV. Oh, I really did not like to have to give him his “puffer” when we were getting ready to go some where, and at the time it was 2 nebulizer treatments a day and his inhaler every 4 hours! UGH bouncing off the walls. But now, 5 years later, his treatments are on an as needed basis, so the effects are not constant. Plus, usually he only needs one during strenuous exercise, so the effects aren’t as noticeable. But, every now and then, he will need one while we are hanging out at home, and…..well, you know!!!
Hang in there!
Q: Does anyone use Advair Diskus for breathing problems? Is it helpful?
I just started Advair Diskus today and I haven’t felt the effects yet. Does anyone else use it? Is it helpfil?
A: I think Advair is a preventitive medicine and doesn’t provide the immediate relief of Albuterol. The benefit of taking Advair is that after taking it for a week or two it builds up in your system and will help prevent future attacks. For immediate relief, Albuterol is the medicine to take.
Q: Allergy Asthma? Advair Diskus 500/50, Fluticasone Propionate nasal spray. What is the difference?
I’m a female, 33, never had asthma in my life, but recently i been having shortness of breaths which causes me to cough and i cant get any relief. the cold weather and cold drinks seems to trigger it. the nurse prescribed me the nasal spray, i havent got it yet. My boyfriend has advair, whats the difference?
A: The Nasal spray will clear your sinuses so they don’t drip down the back of your throat. The Advair has a steroid that helps strengthens your lungs defenses against Asthma flair ups, so don’t take the Advair without consulting your doctor first. You could also try asking your doctor if he could prescribe Zyrtec for indoor and outdoor allergies.
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