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AirDuo RespiClick

Name of the Generic: Fluticasone and salmeterol salmeterol and fluticasone floo-TIK, sal-ME-terol [sal-ME-terol, floo-TIK-asone]
Names of Brands: Advair Diskus, Advair HFA AirDuo, and RespiClick
Drug Class: Bronchodilator combinations

What is AirDuo RespiClick?

AirDuo RespiClick is a combination medicine containing bronchodilators and steroids that helps prevent asthma attacks. It also helps prevent flare-ups and the deterioration of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) caused by chronic respiratory bronchitis or emphysema.

For people suffering from COPD AirDuo RespiClick is an effective long-term treatment. In asthma patients AirDuo RespiClick is a temporary treatment until symptoms are controlled by other medications. Advair Diskus is suitable for children and adults who are at minimum 4 years old. The Advair HFA and AirDuo Respiclick can be used by children and adults who are twelve years of age. AirDuo RespiClick can also be used to treat conditions not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side Effects of AirDuo RespiClick

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as asthma, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Adverse Effects:

  • Wheezing or choking other breathing issues after taking this medication.
  • Fever colds, and cough with mucus Feeling short of breath.
  • Chest pain, rapid or irregular heartbeats; severe headache and pounding neck or in your ears.
  • Tremors, nervousness;
  • Blurred vision blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around light sources.
  • Symptoms of signs of a fungal infection—sores or white patches on your throat or mouth; difficulty swallowing;
  • Blood sugar levels are high—increased thirst, more frequent urine output, a dry mouth, and breath that smells of fruit.
  • Low potassium level: leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering of your chest, increased thirst or urination, sensation of tingling or numbness, muscular weakness, a limp sensation.
  • Indications of a hormonal disorder: worsening fatigue or weakness Feeling lightheaded, nausea, nausea.

Fluticasone could influence the growth of children. Consult your physician in the event that you believe your child isn't growing as normal with this drug.

Mild Adverse effects:

  • Headache, muscle pain, bone pain, back pain;
  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • Thrush, throat irritation
  • Persistent cough, hoarseness, or a deepening voice
  • Symptoms of a cold like nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or a sore throat; or
  • An ear irritation (in a child)—fever, an earache, complete feeling, hearing problems and drainage of the ear, and a feeling of numbness.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


AirDuo RespiClick isn't an emergency medicine. It is not fast enough to treat asthma attacks or bronchospasm. Consult a doctor if you're suffering from more severe breathing issues or if you believe that your medication isn't functioning as well.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use AirDuo RespiClick if you are allergic to fluticasone, salmeterol, or

  • If you suffer from an extreme allergic reaction to milk protein.
  • If you're experiencing attacks of asthma or are suffering from severe COPD symptoms.

Fluticasone could reduce your immune system's strength, which makes it more likely to develop an infection or worsen an infection that you are currently experiencing or recently suffered from. Inform your doctor of any infection or illness you have experienced in the last few weeks.

Inform your Physician if you have ever suffered from:

  • Glaucoma or cataracts
  • Heart disease (also known as excessive blood pressure)
  • A seizure.
  • An allergy to a particular food or drug.
  • An immune system that is weak.
  • Any kind of disease (bacterial, fungal, or parasitic).
  • Osteoporosis.
  • A thyroid disorder.
  • Kidney or liver disease.

The long-term use of steroids can result in the loss of bone (osteoporosis), especially if you smoke, are not active, do not get enough calcium or vitamin D from your food, or have an ancestral background of osteoporosis. Consult your physician about the risks.

Consult your physician if you are expecting. It isn't known if this medication will affect the unborn baby. If untreated or controlled, asthma during pregnancy could result in complications like low birth weight, premature birth, and eclampsia (dangerously elevated blood pressure that could cause medical issues for both baby and mother). The advantages of treating asthma can outweigh any risk for the child. It might not be safe to breastfeed while taking this medication. Talk to your doctor about any risks. Avoid giving this medication to a child unless you have medical guidance.

How to use AirDuo RespiClick?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and go through all medication guides or instructions. Follow the medication exactly according to the directions. In excess, this medicine could cause dangerous negative side effects.

AirDuo RespiClick isn't an asthma treatment that can be used as a last resort for bronchospasm and asthma attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation for an attack. Get medical attention if you notice that your breathing problems have become more severe or if you believe that your asthma medication isn't effective enough. Advair Diskus is a powder-based form of salmeterol and fluticasone. It is accompanied by a specially designed inhaler device that is loaded with blister packs that include dosages that are measured for the drug. Advair HFA and AirDuo Respiclick each come in a canister that is used in conjunction with an actuator device for inhalation. Make sure to take the medication every day. Only use the inhaler device that comes with the medication. The inhaler should be shaken for at least 5 seconds prior to each spray. Do not let a small child use 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 the instructions. Wash your mouth thoroughly with water, but refrain from swallowing between each use of your inhaler. Your dose needs may alter due to surgery, illness, stress, or  recent asthma attack. Don't alter your dose or schedule without consulting your physician. If you are also taking an oral steroid, it is not recommended to stop taking it abruptly. Follow the instructions of your physician about the dosage you should be tapering. If you have a peak flow gauge in your home, inform your doctor if your readings are lower than the norm. Your vision and bone mineral density might need to be checked regularly. Keep your medication at room temperature in a dry, cool place away from moisture, the sun, and heat. Avoid high temperatures like open flames or inside a vehicle during a hot summer day. Be sure to follow the instructions for the disposal and storage of your medication. If your asthma is now under control, your physician might suggest that you quit using the medicine. Don't stop taking the medication unless your doctor tells you to.

What happens if I miss a dose?

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

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include chest discomfort, a fast heart rate, and a feeling of being shaky or short of breath. The long-term use of an inhaled steroid may cause cataracts, glaucoma, and thinning skin. It can also cause changes in the body's fat (especially around your neck, face, back, waist, and face) and a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of interest in sexual movement.

What should be avoided?

Beware of those who are sick or suffer from infections. Contact your doctor for treatment to prevent infection when you've been in contact with chickenpox or measles. These illnesses can be very serious and even fatal for those who use a steroid like fluticasone.

Do not take an additional inhaled bronchodilator unless your doctor has instructed you to. Formoterol (Perforomist, Symbicort, Bevespi, and Dulera) and arformoterol (Brovana) or indacaterol (Arcapta) and olodaterol (Striverdi, Stiolto Respimat) and salmeterol (Serevent) and Vilanterol (Anoro Ellipta, Breo Ellipta, Trelegy Ellipta)

Interaction with other drugs

There are times when it's not recommended to take certain medications simultaneously. Certain medications can alter the blood levels of other medications you are taking, which could cause more side effects or make the medication less effective.

Discuss with your physician all other medicines you take, particularly:

  • Antifungal medicine,
  • Medication for treating HIV and AIDS.

This isn't a complete list, and other medications may interfere with AirDuo RespiClick. This includes prescription as well as over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.