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Advair HFA

Name of The Generic: Fluticasone and salmeterol Salmeterol and fluticasone (Floo-TIK,  sal-ME-terol, floo-TIK-asone)
The Brand Names Are: Advair Diskus, Advair HFA AirDuo, and RespiClick.
Drug Class: Bronchodilator combinations

What is Advair HFA?

HFA to inhale is a bronchodilator and steroid combination medicine used to treat asthma attacks. It can also be used to stop the onset or progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that is a result of asthma

or emphysema.

In patients with COPD In COPD patients, Advair HFA can be used for long-term treatment. For people suffering from asthma, Advair HFA is for the short-term treatment of symptoms until they are controlled by other medications.Advair Diskus is suitable for children and adults who are four years old or older. Advair HFA and AirDuo Respiclick are intended for use by children and adults who are at least 12 years old.Advair HFA could be used to treat other conditions that are not covered in this guideline.

Side Effects Of Advair HFA

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, and swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face,

Advair HFA may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Wheezing or choking, or other breathing issues after taking this medication;

  • Fever, colds, cough, and mucus. Feeling drained of breath.

  • Chest pain, rapid or irregular heartbeats chest pain, irregular heartbeats, an intense headache, and a pounding neck or ear;

  • Tremors, nervousness;

  • Blurred vision blurred vision, pain in the eyes, or seeing halos of light sources;

  • Indications of symptoms of thrush (a fungal

    infection) --sores or white patches on your throat or mouth; trouble swallowing

  • Blood sugar levels are high—increased thirst, more frequent urine output, dry mouth, fruity breath odor.

  • Low potassium level: leg cramps, constipation irregular heartbeats the chest fluttering, more thirst, or urination Tingling or numbness in muscles, muscles becoming weak or sluggish,

  • Symptoms of a hormonal disorder: worsening fatigue or weakening, feeling lightheaded, nausea, nausea,

Fluticasone could alter the growth of children. Consult your physician if you suspect that your child isn't growing normally when taking this drug.

Common adverse results of Advair HFA could include:

  • Headache, muscle pain, bone pain, back pain;

  • Nausea, vomiting;

  • Thrush, throat irritation

  • Continuous cough, hoarseness, or a louder voice

  • Symptoms of a cold like nasal stuffiness, sneezing, a sore throat,

  • Ear inflammation (in a child): fever and ear pain, complete feeling, hearing problems and drainage of the ear, snoring

This isn't an exhaustive listing of all possible adverse consequences, but other effects might occur.

See your physician for recommendations on the effects of medicine.

It is possible to report any adverse negative effects to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Advair HFA does not function as an emergency medicine. It is not fast enough to treat asthma attacks or bronchospasm.Get medical attention if you are suffering from more severe breathing issues or if you suspect the medications you are taking aren't functioning as well.

Before You Take This Drug

You shouldn't make use of Advair HFA. If you are intolerant to fluticasone, salmeterol, or

  • If you suffer from an extreme allergic reaction to milk protein

  • If you're suffering from asthma attacks or severe COPD symptoms.

Fluticasone may reduce your immune system's strength, which makes it more likely for you to contract an infection or worsen an infection that you may have already or recently suffered from. Inform your doctor of any infection or illness that you've experienced in the last few weeks.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Glaucoma or cataracts

  • Heart disease, also known as hypertension,

  • A seizure;

  • Diabetes;

  • A food or drug allergy;

  • An immune system that is weak;

  • Any kind of disease (bacterial, fungal, or even parasitic);

  • Osteoporosis;

  • A thyroid disorder

  • Kidney or liver disease.

Long-term use of steroids could result in the loss of bone (osteoporosis), especially when you smoke, are not active, don't receive sufficient calcium or vitamin D from your food, or have an ancestry with osteoporosis. Discuss with your physician regarding your risks.

Inform your doctor if you are expecting. It isn't known if this medication can harm an unborn baby. If untreated or controlled, asthma during pregnancy could result in complications such as low birth weight, premature birth, and the condition known as eclampsia (dangerously elevated blood pressure that could cause medical issues for both baby and mother). The benefits of treating asthma could outweigh the risks for the infant.

It is not advised to breastfeed during the course of this drug.

Talk to your doctor about any risks.Avoid giving this medication to an infant without a doctor's advice.

How to Take Advair HFA?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and also read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication exactly according to the directions. In excess of this medication, it can result in dangerous negative side effects.

Advair HFA isn't a treatment for asthma or bronchospasm attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medicines for attacks. Get medical attention if you notice that your breathing issues get worse rapidly or if you believe the asthma medications you are taking aren't effective enough.

Advair Diskus comes in a powdered version of salmeterol and fluticasone. It includes a specially designed inhaler device loaded with blister packs that contain measured doses of the drug. Advair HFA and AirDuo Respiclick each come in a canister that is paired with the actuator device for inhalers.

Take the medicine in the same dose each morning.

Only use the inhaler device included in your prescription.

The inhaler should be shaken with the Advair HFA inhaler for at most 5 seconds prior to each spray.Do not let a small child take this medication without the assistance of an adult.

Take note of and follow the instructions for use that come with your medication. Consult your physician or pharmacist for clarification if you are unsure of these directions.Make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water, but avoid swallowing every time you use your inhaler.

Your dose needs may change due to surgery, illness, stress, or a recent asthma attack. Do not alter the dosage or frequency of your medications without consulting your physician.

If you also take an oral steroid, it is not recommended to stop taking it abruptly. Follow the advice of your doctor regarding the dosage you should be tapering.If you have an oximeter in your home, consult your physician when your results are lower than what is normal.Your vision and bone mineral density might require regular checks.

Keep your medication at room temperature in a dry, cool place away from moisture, sun, and heat. Avoid high temperatures like open flames or inside a vehicle during a hot summer day. Be sure to follow the instructions on disposal and storage of your medication.If your asthma is now under control, your physician might suggest that you quit using this medication. Don't stop taking the medication unless your physician tells you to.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Don't miss the dose you missed, and take your next dose at the normal time. Do not take two doses at once.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.The symptoms of an overdose can consist of chest pains, a fast heart rate, and feeling shaky or sluggish.

The long-term use of an inhaled steroid may result in cataracts, glaucoma, and thinning skin. It can also cause changes in the body's fat (especially on your neck, face, back, waist, and face) and a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a decrease in attraction to sexual activity.

What Should Be Avoided?

Avoid contact with those who are ill or suffer from infections. Contact your doctor to get preventive treatment when you've been in contact with chickenpox as well as measles. These diseases can be severe and even fatal for those who take steroid medications like fluticasone.

Do not apply another inhaler bronchodilator until your doctor advises you to. It includes formoterol (Perforomist, Symbicort, Bevespi, and Dulera), arformoterol (Brovana), indacaterol (Arcapta), olodaterol (Striverdi, Stiolto Respimat), salmeterol (Serevent), and vilanterol (Anoro Ellipta, Breo Ellipta, and Trelegy Ellipta).

Interaction With Other Drugs

There are times when it's not recommended to take certain medicines together. Certain drugs may affect your blood levels and the other drugs you are taking, which could cause more side effects or make the drugs less effective.

Discuss with your doctor your other medications, particularly:

  • Antifungal medicine, 

  • Medicines for treating HIV as well as AIDS.

This isn't a complete list, and other medications may influence the Advair HFA.

It includes over-the-counter and prescription medicines, vitamins and natural products.

. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are included here.

 

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