Advair how to use

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Avatar f tn t see any problem with using the Advair. As always, be careful with how you use it but inhaling Advair should not be a problem after the first 24-48 hours. Also, when we mention to be careful when spitting or sucking through a straw, I believe that generates more pressure in the oral cavity than the use of Advair. I haven't personally used it but it doesn't seem to be as intense.
746512 tn?1388807580 I have been diagnosed with asthma myself. I take Singulair oral medication. I have Albuterol for a rescue inhaler, which I don't use all the time. In other words, I have to remind myself to use it when necessary. I don't use a peak flow meter, although I probably should. I wouldn't obsess with using the meter that much. I would talk to your doctor about the problems though. Also, try to relax a little bit.
757137 tn?1347196453 Because of serious side of effects of both Advair and an inhaled steroid that did not contain salmeterol, I now rely solely on a nebulizer and an antihistamine. I take supplements to reduce inflammation and thin mucus. I have moderate COPD and am doing fairly well, but would benefit from a longer-lasting medication. Any suggestions? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/924096'>Advair Skip a Day</a>.
Avatar n tn how do I prevent a yeast infection from advair This discussion is related to <a href=''>thrush from Advair</a>.
Avatar n tn I was able to quit using Advair and only use my rescue inhaler from time to time. (When someone decides to wear certain perfumes or colognes). I am taking grape seed extract which contains OPCs which are very good for controlling asthma. Just thought somebody would like to know...
Avatar n tn s too soon to go on oxygen, until we see if advair works. but i worry about the advair too. will i ever get better and be able to switch to lower advair dose? my MD says i have "moderate" COPD....does it get better, or what?
Avatar n tn Do you have white stuff in the back of your throat? Advair may cause a fungus to grow if you do not rinse your mouth and throat after use. If you have a fungus, you will need to see your doctor.
Avatar n tn Another approach might be to avoid these two combination drugs, Advair and Symbicort, and substitute individual inhalert for each of the two drugs (the inhaled steroid and the beta-agonist). You could then reduce the dose of the beta agonist but, unfortunately that could not be done with a metered dose inhaler; would require the use of a nebulizer. You should also discuss this with your doctor. I mentioned individual sensitivity to the beta-agonist class of drugs.
Avatar n tn My pulmonary specialist just gave me an Advair Diskus and increased my Albuterol breathing treatments to 4-6 daily and my Combivent Inhaler every 4 hours. I almost died from an asthma attack last weekend. I had emergency heart surgery in June and have been having arrhythmias so I'm on a heart monitor for this month. I understand that Advair causes heart palpitations. Since I'm already having trouble with my heartbeat, I'm afraid to try the Advair.
1425157 tn?1311651679 Flovent appears to be a steroid only. They don't work quickly like albuterol. They're for long term use and can cause some annoying problems like thrush (candidiasis). But they come with instructions on how to use them so you can avoid that. That's what I meant when I said my asthma gets out of control (the albuterol isn't clearing it up), then I use the steroid inhaler for a few weeks. No fun but it eventually gets my lungs back to normal.
Avatar m tn The objective is to obtain good control and then ween to a stand alond ICS. When my asthma flared 3 1/2 years ago, I had to have Advair. I tried a stand alone and nose dived really quickly. An asthma patient should never use a stand alone long acting broncho dilater (LABA). When used in conjunction with an ICS they are safe. Many people are concerned about the corticosteroid side effects from ICS use. First, the dose of ICS is aproximately 1/100th the dose of oral corticosteroids.
Avatar f tn I usually use advair diskus for my asthma but I no longer have insurance and I can't affor to pay for it? Is there another medication I can use that is not so expensive?
212161 tn?1599427282 I use advair twice a day and combivent when my asthma kicks in and i don't notice much racing when i use em
Avatar f tn I have interstitial phneumonia since 1973 and have been on advair 500 since then I noticed lately that I am losing my voice and my pharmacist thought it was due to prolonged use of advair I also have trouble with pain in my legs and feet my toes turn up and I feel that if I try to straighten them out they would break very painful
Avatar n tn I have had several problems with advair such as thrush and irregular heart beat. Also, my endocrinologist suggested that my osteopinia (sp?) could be related to advair use but it's just one possible culprit. I'm a runner and just finished a marathon and got thrush again from advair so decided I wanted to at least take a break from it. Well, it's been a few days and I have never had such breathing problems before I used advair, I have a constant headache and I'm exhausted.
Avatar f tn You will need to talk to your doctor to see if they want you to stop taking it. Advair is a preventative medicine so normally you take it every day, even if you feel good. If you stop taking it for asthma, the symptoms will come back. But no it does not have withdrawal symptoms like oral corticosteroids.
Avatar m tn why do i cough up blood? my dr. has tried to explain it to me, something about air ways, air vents, etc. i do this the majority of the time maybe 2 days in between doing so. sometimes it's bright red and then sometimes a darker pink. i have 50% breathing capacity and am on oxygen. 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.
Avatar f tn single ICS or combination therapy (ICS plus long-acting inhaled beta2-agonist). Change in bone mineral density (BMD) and biochemical markers of bone metabolism were measured at baseline and at the end of 1 year. Mean ages and basal BMD of patients did not differ between the two groups (P > 0.05). The decrease in BMD was higher in the single ICS group than the combination therapy group, however there was no significant difference between them (P > 0.05).
959034 tn?1253671476 Is there an alternative to daily Prednisone for treatment of severe asthma?
Avatar f tn I use the Advair Diskus 250/50 every 12 hours. My job requires that I talk. It has become difficult to talk with the use of the Diskus. If I stop using it a few days my voice comes back. My Doctor told me to gargle, which I do when I rinse my mouth. I have also tried using biotene moisturizing mouth spray as well as the cream. Nothing seems to help. My employer is always asking when this is going to change. I want my voice back. Do you have any suggestions.
Avatar f tn Thank you again for your responses. Will see my endocrinologist soon to also clarify how long I can use oral steroids at least until my condition stabilizes.
Avatar n tn I have the same problem. My doc had me on 250/50 2 times daily. It became a problem for me becuase I am sensitive to medications. I don't like feeling jittery because it freaks me out LOL. I stopped using it and then just Sunday, had an asthma attack. Now I'm using my inhaler and will have to start back on it. THE SOLUTION: My doc understood my concern about Advair. He said to take it once in the morning or afternoon regularly.
746512 tn?1388807580 Use of the term reactive airway disease in part reflects the difficulty in establishing a diagnosis of asthma in certain situations — such as during early childhood. Although it's possible for infants and toddlers to have asthma, tests to diagnose asthma generally aren't accurate before age 6. Pft's are accurate after that.. and usually rads is asthma.. You can buy Flovent inhalers in generic form which is part of the advair which is all you need. much cheaper..
Avatar n tn The ER doctor cringed when I told him I was on advair.. He suggested I talk to my doctor and get switched to something else immediately. Stay away from advair if you can!