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What is Advair HFA prescribed for?
This medication is used to control and prevent symptoms caused by asthma. Asthma is a chronic or long-term disease of the airways, the tubes that carry air into our lungs. It causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes that lead to the airflow limitation. This condition results in breathing difficulty and coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. It is used when a patient's asthma has not been controlled sufficiently on other asthma medicines.
Medications, supplemental oxygen therapy, and surgery are some forms of treatment and generally improve quality of life. Advair HFA generic alternative is available, and is sold under its active ingredients Fluticasone and Salmeterol. You can buy Advair HFA (Fluticasone/Salmeterol) online at My Drug Center.
How does Advair HFA work?
Advair HFA is a inhalation aerosol that contains a combination of Fluticasone and Salmeterol to prevent flare-ups or worsening of Asthma symptoms. It comes in a special inhaler device that contain measured Fluticasone/Salmeterol dosage of the medication. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator, which works by relaxing muscles in the airway to improve breathing.
Before taking your prescribed medication, read the label and medication guide or instruction sheet that was provided by your pharmacist. Use the medication exactly as directed. This medication should be used twice a day in the morning and evening. Prime the inhaler before first use with 4 test sprays away from the face. Prime the inhaler with 2 test sprays (away from the face) if it has not been used for more than 4 weeks, or after dropping.Administration of HFA dose: Shake the HFA canister well for 5 seconds before use.
Make sure you take Advair HFA at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. Advair HFA should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose, to do so may increase the chance of side effects. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Advair HFA is not a rescue medicine; it does not work fast enough to treat asthma attacks. Speak with your doctor to know which inhalers are best suited for a sudden attack.
Advair HFA or the Fluticasone/Salmeterol generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Advair HFA. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to high blood pressure, bone loss, heart diease, overactive thyroid, diabetes, eye problems, seizures, liver disease. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid any drug interactions.
Fluticasone can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or have recently had. While taking Advair HFA, your body may not show signs of infection. Practising good hygiene such as washing your hands frequently can help prevent the spread of infections or other diseases. Tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks.
Do not puncture, use or store near heat or open flame. Exposure to temperatures above 120°F may cause bursting. Never throw canister into fire or incinerator. After you take your Advair HFA dosage, you should be store it with the mouthpiece down. For best results, the inhaler should be at room temperature before use.
Advair HFA side effects are:
Upper respiratory tract infections, headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, yeast infections of the mouth or throat (oral thrush), sore throat, dry mouth/nose/throat, stuffy nose, sinus pain, cough, sore throat, hoarseness or deepened voice, and musculoskeletal pain.
If any Advair HFA side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist right away for treatment options in managing them.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: It can take upwards to a week before the maximum effect is reached for this medication. Advair Diskus is not intended to relieve sudden attacks, and another inhaler should be used as a back for asthma attacks.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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