Advair contains a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause advair diskus medication. Advair inhalation is a combination medicine used to prevent asthma attacks. In people with COPD, Advair is for long-term treatment.
In people with asthma, this medicine is for short-term treatment until symptoms are well controlled with with other medicines. Advair is for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. Advair HFA is for use in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Important Information You should not use Advair if you are allergic to fluticasone, salmeterol, or milk proteins. Advair is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat an asthma or bronchospasm attack.
Seek medical attention you have worsening breathing problems, or if you think your medications are not working as well. Fluticasone can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or have recently had. Tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks. It is not known whether fluticasone and salmeterol is harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.
Do not give Advair to a child without medical advice. Use Advair exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Using too much of this medicine can cause life-threatening side effects. Advair is not a rescue medicine for asthma or bronchospasm attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medicine for an attack.