Advair Diskus contains fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Advair Diskus is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used to prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
Advair Diskus is for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. Advair Diskus HFA is for use in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.
What is Asthma?
Asthma, asthmatic – these words heard in your life many. Their idea of disease are even people far removed from medicine. Asthma is difficulty breathing, is coughing and choking, it’s always a problem, it’s forever. So or approximately so thinks the man hearing these words.
I know a lot more about the disease to the patients and their relatives. They usually tend to subdue this disease, to make ourselves less dependent on it and feel all the charm of ordinary life. But to the extent possible, what determines how to help yourself or your loved one to make the disease even back off a little? Why a disease occurs and what causes of his deterioration? What are the dangers fraught with the disease?
Asthma is a condition characterized by recurrent episodes of breathlessness, cough or wheezing, caused by a temporary narrowing of the bronchi, not associated with disease of the cardiovascular system. The last clause emphasizes the so-called “cardiac asthma” is the result of failure of the heart as a pump, pumping the blood, and, as a consequence, the development of similar symptoms. If the symptoms are not associated with heart disease, then it comes to bronchial asthma.
Bronchial asthma is a very common disease, it covers all the continents, affects people of different ages, cultures and lifestyles. According to official data, in the world there are about 300 million asthma sufferers, i.e. they surround each of us. Bronchial asthma suffered from Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Russian Tsar Peter I the Great. Not passed this fate, the movie star Elizabeth Taylor, actress Sharon stone, singer Sofia Rotaru, film Director Andrei Tarkovsky. Socio-economic losses from diseases in General and asthma in particular is huge. And taking into account constantly growing prices for medical services, reducing payments for temporary disability to get sick, it became unprofitable. The more time a person spends in the hospital ward or at home, while on sick leave, the tremendous losses suffered by it and the state as a whole.
Fortunately, most people suffer mild forms of the disease and needs minimal treatment. The frequency of exacerbations and mortality are decreasing thanks to modern medicine, but cases of exacerbation have not become less dangerous.
What side effects may I notice from Advair Diskus ?
Side effects that you should report to your Prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
- chest pain;
- dizziness or lightheadedness;
- fever or chills;
- rash and itching skin (urticaria);
- sore mouth with white spots in the mouth or throat;
- concerned about breathing or shortness of breath.