Advair Diskus is a medication that’s used in order to help prevent and or control problematic symptoms such as wheezing and short breath that’s brought on by conditions such as asthma or even ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Contained within it is two different medications in order to make it extremely effective.
The first medication would be fluticasone and the second medication would be salmeterol. Fluticasone is a part of a class of medications referred to as corticosteroids. The way they work is they reduce the amount of irritation and swelling within the airways. Salmeterol is a part of a class of medications referred to as long acting beta agonists. The way these work is they open up airways inside the lungs. By doing this it becomes much easier to breathe and get relief.
The ability to control different symptoms brought on because of breathing problems can help lower the amount of time a person would lose from either school or work.
Advair Diskus is a medicational treatment that in order for it to work the way it’s supposed to it has to be used regularly. When taken it’s not going to work extremely fast and it really shouldn’t be used in order to help sudden shortness of breath or asthma attacks. If you find yourself getting a sudden breathing problem, it’s best to make use of your quick relief inhaler instead.
What are some of the potential minor side effects a person can experience if they decide to use this medication treatment?
Stomach upset may occur
These types of problem have the highest chance to occur, but this doesn’t mean that they will. If they do happen they shouldn’t last for very long. If you do find that they last for a long time or they become worse, then it’s best to get in touch with a doctor as soon as you could.
Advair Diskus is a medication that can also cause a persons blood pressure to rise. So you’ll need to make sure you check your blood pressure on a consistent basis in order to make sure it’s not too high. If it is too high, then report these results to your doctor.
What are some of the more serious potential side effects a person might face if they decide to use Advair Diskus?
In some cases this treatment can bring about a sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma right after you make use of it. If you find yourself having a sudden worsening of breathing, then you’ll need to use your quick relief inhaler and get medical assistance right away.
White patches on tongue/in mouth
Signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat)
Mental/mood changes (such as nervousness)
Vision problems (such as blurred vision)
Serious allergic reactions
The above isn’t a complete list of the potential side effects a person might face if they use Advair Diskus. If you notice any other problems while using this treatment, then speak to a doctor right away or get in touch with a pharmacist.