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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.
What is Advair?
Advair HFA is an inhaled prescription medication. Each inhaler contains a pre-fixed amount of fluticasone, a corticosteroid, and salmeterol, a long-acting beta agonist. Internationally, Advair HFA is given an alternate name, Seretide Evohaler. There are 3 available strengths for Advair HFA:
However, the same strengths are measured differently when purchased internationally:
How to use Advair?
Use this medication exactly the way it has been prescribed to you by your doctor. Advair HFA is commonly taken two times per day; once in the morning and once in the evening. You should prime the inhaler before the first use, if it has been dropped, or if it hasn’t been used within 4 weeks (about a month). Prime the device by spraying it twice in the opposite direction of your face. Ensure you shake the canister well for at least 5 seconds before taking the dose. If you are unsure how to use the inhaler, contact a health care professional.
What is Advair used for?
Advair HFA is most commonly prescribed for patients with asthma for short-term use. However, Advair may also be prescribed to patients with other lung diseases for long-term use, specifically chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
What does Advair do?
Advair HFA will help prevent asthma attacks and flare-ups of chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Asthma exacerbations (asthma attacks) cause the airway to become swollen and inflamed, which causes symptoms of coughing, wheezing, and difficulties breathing; asthma exacerbations are similar to that of COPD flare-ups. Advair will not help alleviate an attack or flare up but may reduce the severity and frequency of future attacks.
How does Advair work?
Advair is a combination drug containing a corticosteroid and a long-acting beta agonist. The corticosteroid (fluticasone) is responsible for reducing inflammation of the airways; it does this by preventing certain substances from releasing, which causes the inflammation. The long-acting beta agonist (salmeterol) is responsible for the improvement of breathing; it does this by relaxing the muscles in the air ways which reduces the swelling.
Why is Advair so expensive?
Advair HFA is an expensive medication in the United States; is it usually the more preferred beta agonist/corticosteroid combination, which puts it at tier 3 in the drug formulary. This means the price will be higher than tier 1 and 2 drugs, making it an expensive medication. We carry the same brand name Advair HFA and its generic (fluticasone/salmeterol) at a much more affordable cost.
How much does Advair cost?
At My Drug Center, the cost of Advair HFA will range depending on strength, quantity, and if you are buying the brand or generic version. The price for one generic Advair HFA inhaler (fluticasone/salmeterol Inhaler) in the strength of 250mcg/25mcg at My Drug Center is $74.00. Patients in the United States will, on average, pay more than five times as much for the same strength fluticasone/salmeterol inhaler.
What are the side effects of Advair?
Some common side effects of Advair include headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. However, this is not a complete list of side effects. You should speak with your doctor if side effects begin to worry you.
How to get Advair cheap?
Generic medications are marketed at a much lower cost than brand-name medications. If you are looking to save money on Advair HFA, you may want to consider using the generic alternative, the fluticasone/salmeterol inhaler. We carry the fluticasone/salmeterol inhaler at My Drug Center at a low and affordable cost. However, if you prefer the brand-name Advair HFA or cannot use the generic option, you can still save money on the brand-name inhaler; when you buy Advair online at My Drug Center, you will find a wide range of low prices on Advair HFA.
Who makes Advair?
Advair is made by a British multinational pharmaceutical company called GlaxoSmithKline, headquartered in Brentford, London.
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