Advair Inhaler (Fluticasone/Salmeterol) is a steroid and bronchodilator combination medication that is used to control and prevent symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma attacks. It is also used to prevent flare-ups or worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis or emphysema. You may be able to decrease time lost from work or school by controlling symptoms of breathing problems. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids and it works by reducing irritation and swelling of the airways. Salmeterol belongs to the class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists and it works by opening airways in the lungs to make breathing easier.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Advair Inhaler from New Zealand also called Seretide MDI Inhaler by GSK. The generic Fluticasone/Salmeterol inhaler comes from India also called Seroflo Inhaler manufactured by Cipla. Advair Inhaler is available in the strength of 125 mcg/25 mcg/120 dose and the generic Fluticasone/Salmeterol is available in the strength of 50 mcg/25 mcg/120 dose, 125 mcg/25 mcg/120 dose and 250 mcg/25 mcg/120 dose inhalers.
The common side effects of Advair Inhaler may include headache, hoarseness, throat irritation and upset stomach.
Talk to your doctor immediately if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Increased thirst or urination;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Muscle cramps;
• Signs of an infection;
• Trouble sleeping;
• Vision problems;
• White patches on tongue or in mouth
Seek medical help right away if you have any of the rare but serious side effects such as chest pain, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, seizures and severe dizziness.
You should not use Advair Inhaler if you are allergic to Fluticasone or Salmeterol or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Advair inhaler may slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time but asthma that is not controlled can also slow down growth. This medication may raise your blood pressure, get your blood pressure checked regularly and inform your doctor if your results are high. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding. There may be a drug interaction between Fluticasone and Salmeterol and other medications such as ketoconazole, boceprevir, cobicistat, macrolide antibiotics, and HIV protease inhibitor such as lopinavir, ritonavir, telithromycin and nefazodone.
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