advair diskus what you need to know

Advair contains a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.

Advair is used to prevent asthma attacks attacks. It is also used to prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

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.

You should not use Advair if you are allergic to fluticasone or salmeterol (Serevent), or:

if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins; or
if you are having an asthma attack or severe COPD symptoms.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

a food or drug allergy;
heart disease or high blood pressure;
epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
any type of infection;
a weak immune system;
a thyroid disorder; or
liver disease.