Asthma relief with Advair

August 16, 2006 | by DoctorSolve

How does Advair Diskus help treat asthma?

Advair treats the two main components of asthma – airway constriction and inflammation. Constriction and inflammation cause the airways to narrow and decrease the flow of air into your lungs which can result in wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath.
Advair successfully treats the two components by using an effective inhaled corticosteroid: fluticasone propionate. This medicine reduces the inflammation in the airways. Advair also contains an effective inhaled long-acting bronchodilator: salmeterol. This medicine works by helping to relax the muscles surrounding the airways.

What are some benefits of Advair?

  • Advair has a built-in dose counter which can help you keep track of your doses and your refills.
  • It is breath-activated so you don’t need to deal with the squeezing and shaking of inhalers.
  • Simple dosing – one in the morning and one at night, approximately 12 hours apart (as prescribed by your doctor).
  • Long-lasting control of your asthma symptoms.
  • Convenient asthma treatment.

Are there any ways to control my asthma?

Asthma attacks can occur anywhere, at work, home, or at play and each person may have different triggers. The tips below may help you decrease your asthma triggers, therefore, helping you control the symptoms.

  • Monitor your medicines.
  • Care for colds and infections.
  • Eat foods that won’t trigger your asthma.
  • Avoid pollen or outdoor mold.
  • Remove indoor mold.
  • Reduce smoke, strong odors, and sprays.
  • Turn on the air conditioning.
  • Pace yourself during activities.
  • Take cover in cold weather.
  • Control pet dander.
  • Eliminate mites and cockroaches.
  • Use man-made fibers, not feathers.

Does Advair have any side effects?

The most common side effects that people experience when using Advair 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 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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