Advair works by preventing the release of substances/chemicals that cause inflammation in the body. It also works by relaxing the muscles in the airways which improves breathing. This medication is used to prevent asthma attacks. However, this medication is not fast acting and should not be used to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Dosage Information for Advair
- Inform your physician of any medications you take prior to starting a treatment of Advair. Some drugs do not work well together and may counteract each other or be dangerous when combined.
- Take as directed by your physician.
- After you have used your Advair inhaler, you should rinse your mouth with water. This will help to prevent a yeast infection from developing.
- To get the most out of this medication it should be used regularly.
- Store Advair away from heat and keep at room temperature.
Special Information About Advair
- If you plan on becoming pregnant, you should not take Advair.
- If you are breastfeeding, you should consult with your physician prior to taking Advair.
- You should use a fast acting inhaler to treat an asthma attack.
- Advair may cause your blood cell counts to be lowered. This means you may be at an increased risk for illness. You should avoid being near sick individuals when at all possible. If you have been around someone who has chicken pox or measles, you should contact your physician.
- You should tell your physician if you have any of the following conditions prior to taking Advair: thyroid disorder, liver disease, epilepsy, diabetes, glaucoma, tuberculosis, heart disease and high blood pressure.
- Contact your physician if you experience any side effects.
You should keep this and all medication out of the reach of children.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.