Advair and spiriva

Common Questions and Answers about Advair and spiriva


Avatar m tn I first began using Spiriva about a year ago with a severe upper respiratory infection/Bronchial infection, and noticed that every now and then, my tongue swells up. The swelling seems to be mainly the bottom of the tongue and feels bruised before and during the swelling, at the base of the tongue. I have heard that this could be a possible side effect of Spiriva, but can't find the info anywhere.
Avatar f tn My physician has prescribed both Advair 50/250 and Spiriva, along with Pro Air p4-6h prn and nebulizer treatment (Albuterol) q4-6h prn. I am still having problems breathing. Is it okay to take these all at the same time? Will there be any side effects?
Avatar f tn I am using Sprivea and Advair. Since beginning this medication, my mouth has gotten really sore. Do you know of anything to help this problem? This discussion is related to <a href=''> Swelling tongue- Side effect of Advair/Spiriva??</a>.
Avatar f tn COPD Fev 45-50% , have been on Flovent,/Spiriva/ Proair 10 years and am sensitive to medications. I dont smoke. Have had increasingly reactive airways for 3 years, had first Dxed exacerbation last fall triggered by woodsmoke. No congestion and did not take antibiotics. Pulmo said airways 'sounded just like asthma' but do not have that Dx. Airways felt raspy, swollen, inflamed. Have slowly recovered on a higher dose of Flovent.
757137 tn?1347200053 I developed serious side effects (severe bronchitis and choking) using Advair 250/50. (I had been using Advair for several years.) I started skipping the occasional dosage, then I skipped a couple of days. I tried taking it one more time and had a serious choking episode. So I stopped using it altogether. Will I suffer withdrawal, and what form will it take?
Avatar n tn I am using advair for my asthma and it seems to help with those symptoms and I also have a rescue inhaler Flovent. But i do clean my advair diskus before and after each use. I dont have any infections in my mouth or lung i just have the white mucus and it has only been happening for two months and I have been using the advair about a year now. I heard from someone that the white mucus could be from that true?
Avatar m tn There is evidence to suggest that the benefits of Advair plus Spiriva are additive and of benefit for persons with severe to very severe COPD; the evidence less impressive for persons with moderate COPD.. This is something you and your doctor can approach by trial and observation.
Avatar f tn 07 with moderate COPD. Was put on Advair, Spiriva and ProAir as my rescue inhaler. After being on the Advair and Spiriva for several months, I began to become ill. Spent the sickest winter of my life, while on these inhalers. Bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy that was so painful for 3 months. I was doing okay before the inhalers. At least not sick all the time. Then, I went off the inhalers. Personally, I said heck with them. And knock on wood, I have been doing pretty good without them.
Avatar m tn I have been taking advair 500/50 and spiriva 18mg for over a year now in combination with each other. When I get a chest infection, guess what? can't breathe. When I do not have a cold I can breathe just fine. I recently had a full physical with my family doctor and just about died when I hit the scales. He is telling me that as long as I am taking steriods (prednisone included at times) I will have weight problems.
Avatar m tn I have been taking advair 500/50 and spiriva 18mg for over a year now in combination with each other. When I get a chest infection, guess what? can't breathe. When I do not have a cold I can breathe just fine. I recently had a full physical with my family doctor and just about died when I hit the scales. He is telling me that as long as I am taking steriods (prednisone included at times) I will have weight problems.
Avatar f tn I noted elsewhere that Spiriva could skew the pft results and that it should be discontinued at least 48 hours in advance of test administration, as it rremains in the system for at least 36 hours, after a once-daily treatment. Could the same be said for Advair HFA 230/21 (which replaced Advair Diskus 500/50 about seven months ago)? If Advair can in fact skew results of the pft, how far in advance should it be discontinued to give accurate result on the pft? What about Singulair?
Avatar f tn I have copd and use spiriva and symbicort. They are both very helpful for my symptoms however you think advair is expensive????? All of the breathing medications I use are out of sight. It is really sad when a person can't breath and have to pay so much just for air huh?
Avatar f tn I'm 5weeks pregnant with my fourth child and about a year ago I developed severe asthma and bronchitis I'm currently taking albuterol in my men treatment advair and spiriva is it harmful to my baby
Avatar n tn I have emphysema. i use advair twice a day and spiriva one a day. The biggest problem for me is that I always seem to havemucus build up in the mornings. My doctor has told me to try mucinex, but that doesn't seem to work all the time. So i try using albuterol in the morning to help loosen up the mucus so that I can breath better.
Avatar f tn You are obviously doing the right things, including mouth washing after drug use and you are correct that the Spiriva and Duo-neb do not contain any steroid. Unfortunately, some individuals develop allergy to the ipritropium in the Duo-neb or to Spiriva and the drug simply irritates the membranes of the mouth allowing the thrush to take hold. That you also develop candidiasis under your breasts suggests that you might, for some reason be predisposed to this infectious agent.
Avatar m tn What over the counter medication can I take with Advair & Spiriva for a cold? Do I need antibiotics? Also, how do I maintain my weight on the medications?
Avatar m tn It has taken both my hubby and my one son quite a long time to find the right combinations that work for them. Hubby now takes Advair and Spiriva. Son takes additional nose sprays for allergies + singulair + advair. If the combination you are on is not working for you then you need to change it. It has been 5 months for you...time to change/update your meds. Give your doctor a call and tell him that it just isn't working for you.
Avatar n tn I have moderate regurgitation in the Aortic, tricuspid and one other valve .. I also have COPD that is being treated by Advair and a handihaler once daily and Lasix 40 mg.. I must use 2 liters of oxygen at night and was just tested and found that I must use oxygen when I am exertional. I tested the need for 4 liters of oxygen at 280 feet walking. I get very short of breath. I was told by my cardiologist that I would eventually need to have the valves replaced.
Avatar m tn it's real scary even though i've been told not to worry about it. i take advair and spiriva and don't cough up that much but when i do and it is very little. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/492779'>Coughing Up Blood w/COPD?</a>.
Avatar n tn My 84 year old mother, has copd and is using advair, her doctor wants her to try spiriva and I am concerned about strokes. Is there a connection with either of these inhalers and strokes?
546753 tn?1305121098 since i changed from advair 500/50 and spiriva handi-haler i feel i have more energy i've been doing more things in the yard , getting it ready for winter. throwing out things in my old standing on one leg shed putting salvagable items in new shed.
Avatar n tn They put me on oral steroids, Advair 500/50 , Spiriva and told to use the Proventil inhaler as needed. In about two months time the coughing has stopped, and I am doing much better generally. I am off the oral steriods and dropped down to Advair 250. My lung volume is up to 63% and the FEV1 is now 41. I still don't know what all this I have moderate or severe COPD? They also did the blood test which was neg. for alfa 1...
Avatar f tn They last about four hours and are considered the rescue inhaler. Advair and Spiriva is a common combination of meds for COPD patients. However, you should also have a rescue inhlaer containing some form of albuterol. Combivent is another option used by many COPD patients. It contains albuterol and ipatropium. Combivent may be off the market in the US though as the EPA has banned the use of CFC's propelants in inhalers.
Avatar n tn It can be used occasionally, for transient worsening of COPD with Advair, and more regularly with Spiriva. If you find that you have a need for Proventil more than once a day, you should report that to your doctor who may then opt to increase your long acting medication.
Avatar n tn I was on the steroids for 1 year. It worked and then it stopped. I dont recommend coming off the advair though. The initial 3 days I had horrible congestion and wheezing that albuterol could not relieve. Funny doesnt sound like asthma if the albuterol doesnt help. I dont have productive coughs anymore after stopping the advair. It seems the advair was making the mucous come up like crazy. I am seeing a doctor in a couple of days to get a pft without the advair.