Advair Inhaler is a dry powder asthma inhaler (DPI) and it is used for lasting treatment of asthma and constant lung diseases like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It contains two medications called fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid and helps to decrease the inflammation of the airways. Salmeterol is a long-acting beta agonist and it helps to open the constricted airways and make breathing easier. Salmeterol is related with the class of medicines known as bronchodilators. Fluticasone belongs to a set of drugs known as corticosteroids. These medicines help to relax the muscles in the walls of air passages in the lung, wide the air passage and make breathing easier and effortless.
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It is important to follow the dosing timetable set by the doctor to avoid an overdose. Overdose of this medicine can cause some serious effects.
Some of the most common side effects of this medicine are faintness, sleepiness, headache, insomnia, bad temper or agitation, nervousness and twitching. . If you feel any kind of side effect, talk to your doctor immediately.
You must ask about the dosage and benefits of this medicine from your doctor. You should avoid taking this drug without getting doctor’s permission. Do not take overdose of this medicine. Do not give this drug to someone else without asking the doctor. This medicine may have some interaction with other medicine so it would be better to share your medical record with your doctor to avoid any extra problem.