What is the therapeutic indication Advair Diskus inhaler?
Advair Diskus inhaler is widely used in the treatment of asthma attacks. It is magnificently used to put off flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It contains a combination of two generic medicines known as Fluticasone and Salmeterol.
Who should not use this medicine?
Advair Diskus inhaler should not be used by a patient having allergic reactions to Advair Diskus inhaler or severe allergy to milk protein. If a patient has an asthma attack or severe COPD symptoms, then he or she should avoid using this medicine.
What are the drugs show interactions with Advair Diskus inhaler?
There are some medicines alter the therapeutic efficacy of Advair Diskus inhalers such as Tranylcypromine, Amitriptyline, Ritonavir, Atazanavir Clarithromycin, Indinavir, Itraconazole, Ketoconazole, Nelfinavir, and Telithromycin.
How can Advair Diskus inhaler be used?
Advair Diskus is an inhalation powder dosage form and commercially available in three different strengths are 100/50 provides 100 mcg of Fluticasone propionate, 250/50 provides 250 mcg of Fluticasone propionate, and 500/50 contains 500 mcg of Fluticasone propionate per inspiration. Every dosage form of Advair Diskus inhaler consists of the similar amount of 50 mcg Salmeterol. For the treatment of asthma in patients aged 12 years and older, a person ahs to administer one inhalation two times a day, approximately 12 hours apart. For the management of asthma in patients aged 4 to 11 years, a person has to administer one inhalation two times a day. Maintenance treatment of COPD, a person has to administer two inhalations of a dose of 250/50 Advair Diskus inhaler.
What are the side effects of Advair Diskus inhaler?
A patient can come across some side effects of Advair Diskus inhaler such as musculoskeletal soreness, nausea, diarrhea, cough, lightheadedness, irritation in the upper airway, palpitations, and change in tastes.
- In the case of an emergency condition such as severe asthma or bronchospasm attack, this medicine should not be used.
- The risk of osteoporosis can occur, if a patient smoke during treatment with Advair Diskus inhaler
- Advair inhalation can impair growth in children, so use this medicine with caution in children.