Advair Diskus (Fluticasone/Salmeterol) - Overview
What is Advair Diskus used for?
Advair Diskus is used to control COPD symptoms and prevent shortness of breath and wheezing associated with asthma. There are two active ingredients in Advair: fluticasone propionate and salmeterol xinafoate. Both COPD and asthma are marked by inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Fluticasone belongs to a family medications known as corticosteroids, which have anti-inflammatory action. Essentially the inflammation in the airways causes irritation and swelling. Salmeterol is classified as a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA). It helps to open and relax the airways which in turn allows you breathe easier. The long-acting nature of Salmeterol is geared to last for a minimum of 12 hours. The combination of these two ingredients taken in conjunction as prescribed by your doctor will help control your asthma and CODP.
How to use Advair Diskus?
You should take Advair Diskus exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is recommended to use Advair daily, despite not having any symptoms. Typically the dosage is taken twice a day and it is advised to not use the medication more than twice daily. It is important to not modify the dose even if you feel better, as your prescribing doctor will guide you how to tailor your therapy. Advair Diskus is packaged within a foil pouch to protect the device from moisture, which means the medication should only be opened when your ready to start taking your dosage. There are either 28 or 60 doses in a single Advair Diskus and there is a dose counter which acts as a nice guide to let know how many doses remain per inhaler.
In general it is 6-step process to take an Advair Diskus dose:
- Open the Advair Diskus and push the grip away from you til you a click noise is made.
- Place the mouthpiece towards you and slide the lever until another click noise is heard. This essentially means the Diskus is ready to be used when the click is heard.
- Exhale out away from the Diskus to open the lungs.
- Inhale the medication with your lips closed around the mouthpiece and taking a deep breath in. Remove the Diskus from your mouth and hold your breath comfortably for about 10 seconds.
- Close the Diskus by pushing the thumb grip back until a click is heard. The dose counter should reflect a dose being taken.
- The last step is important - after each dose taken rinse your mouth with water and do not swallow the water.
What are the side effects of Advair Diskus?
At times along with desired effects of a medication there comes the possibility of unwanted side effects. These side effects typically subside with prolonged used. Some of the side effects of Advair Diskus include:
- Increased heart rate
- Voice changes - hoarseness
- Body pain
- Upset sleep
- Thrush - which can be prevented by rinsing your mouth with water after Advair Diskus dose
The above list a snapshot of of some of the side effects of this medication, for more information please refer to your doctor or scheduled a consult with one our licensed pharmacists.
How to Buy Advair Diskus Online?
To place an order for Advair Diskus with 90-Day Meds a valid prescription is required from your doctor. Once the order is placed and the prescription is submitted our Pharmacy team will start the order review. If your prescription has permitted refills then we can send you notifications by email or phone to kindly remind you for refills. An order can be placed on our website 90daymeds.com or through the phone with our Customer Care team at 1-800-828-4889. Browse our prescription medications available from a certified Canadian Pharmacy today.
What dosages of Advair Diskus are available to order?
Advair Diskus is available in the following strengths: 100/50mcg dose, 250/50mcg dose, and 500/50mcg dose. Brand name Advair Diskus is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and is also known as Seretide Accuhaler in the United Kingdom. It is available in pack sizes of 60 doses, while generic equivalent is available in 30 and 60 doses per pack size. Generic Fluticasone/Salmeterol is marketed by name Seroflo and it also available 100/50mg, 250/50mcg, and 500/50mcg strengths.
What is the best price for Advair Diskus?
When you order a 90-Day supply of Advair Diskus, which is typically 180 doses, you get the best value. This applies to either brand or generic options available.
Is there an Advair Diskus Coupon available?
When you register with 90-Day Meds you can receive updates on promotions and extra discounts. Currently, there is no Advair Diskus coupon promo available; however, be sure check the website for updates.