Advair diskus contains two pharmaceutical ingredients Fluticasone and Salmeterol. Combination of these two drugs has effective and lucrative role in the treatment of bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Fluticasone belongs to the class of Corticosteroids which prevents the release of substance that may cause inflammation in the body. It is also employed to overcome the problem of emphysema and improve the breathing difficulty.
The underlying mechanism of action behind the two generic drugs have dual role to treat respiratory problems. It interfere with the activity of multiple cell types such as mast cells, eosinophils, macrophages and mediators like histamine leukotrienes and cytokines, which might trigger inflammation of nose.
What are the dose and directions of Advair Diskus?
Dose of the drug, should be taken according to the severity of the asthma in patient but the usual dose of this drug is one inhalation twice daily, at the interval of 12 hours. It should be inhaled in mouth and should not be swallowed
After inhalation, the patient should rinse his/her mouth with water.
The maximum recommended dosage for Asthma should be 500/50 twice daily and 250/50 twice daily for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
If you missed the dose of this drug then take it at the moment when you remind the dose of this drug.
Large amount of this drug may cause serious effects, due to the presence of corticosteroids, therefore much amount to avoid it.
Who should not take this drug?
Avoid this medication if you are having severe allergy to milk protein and any of the component present in this drug.
Which drugs should not be taken along with Advair Diskus?
Some of the drugs when you are taking along with the Advair, it may cause undesired effect on the body hence to get the batter therapeutic effect of this drug, stay away from medication such as Ritonavir, Lopiinavir, beta blockers, some antidepressant and antifungal drugs.
What are the possible side effects of this medication?
This medication is well tolerated in the body of individual who is taking it, but sometimes individual may come across with some side effects of it such as upper respiratory tract infections, throat irritation, headache, cough, nausea, vomiting and cough.
How should i store the drug?
It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and light. Store the container tightly closed, and open it only when you are going to use it. Throw away the medicine after one month from the time when, you open the foil. Keep out reach of children and pets.
What are the key points that need to remember while using this medication?
For the safe use of this drug avoid the longer use of this drug. Precaution should be taken in children, pregnant women or breastfeeding women. Do not use the drug in the treatment of bronchiospasm. Protect yourself from people who are sick or having infection. Consult your doctor if you have weak immune system or suffering from glaucoma.