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Known as Seretide Inhaler and Seretide Evohaler internationally

What is Advair HFA?

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 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 with 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 an 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 contains 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 that relaxes the muscles in the airway to improve breathing.

How to use Advair HFA?

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. Doing so may increase the chance of side effects. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.

In the United States, there is no generic version of Advair HFA available. This is because the manufacturer of Advair has exclusive production rights to the inhaler. The production patent is not yet expired in the United States, but that patent does not extend to other pharmaceutical markets around the world. Because of this, you can purchase generic Advair HFA through certified online pharmacies like My Drug Center.

At our online pharmacy, you can purchase a generic fluticasone/salmeterol inhaler in the same dosages as the brand name Advair HFA. By purchasing generic, you can save hundreds of dollars a year on your asthma or COPD treatment plan.

Advair HFA from Canada

Prescription drug prices in the United States are out of control, but there are several options that can allow you to save money. You shouldn’t have to choose between basic necessities and your medical needs, and you will never have to make those decisions again if you use an online pharmacy like My Drug Center.

My Drug Center sources medications from safe and certifiable pharmacies from around the world, getting you the best prices for your COPD and asthma treatment. Through our service, you will never have to go to step foot in your local pharmacy again. You may have thought that Advair HFA might be the cheapest at Costco, but you can save even more money through our online Canadian pharmacy.

What is the price of Advair HFA?

One Advair HFA inhaler can cost over $400 for 12 grams (or 120 doses) of 115mcg/21mcg aerosol. These prices are way too expensive for many asthma or COPD patients, but there are many money-saving options. If you purchase your inhalers through a reputable online source like My Drug Center, you can save up to 90 percent on your prescription costs. If you purchase through an online Canadian pharmacy, you may pay just over $100 for 120 doses of 115mcg/21mcg aerosol Advair HFA. That major price difference can be explained by America's notoriously high drug prices. In other countries, Advair (and countless other drugs) cost a fraction of what they do in the U.S.

Advair Dosages

Advair HFA is a combination inhaler containing fluticasone propionate and salmeterol. When you order Advair HFA, you will see that the dosage is separated into two numbers: the first part of the dosage signifies the amount of fluticasone, while the second number indicates the amount of salmeterol. Brand name and generic Advair HFA are generally available in the following doses:

125/25 mcg 250/25 mcg 50/25 mcg

Your doctor will determine the correct dosage for you, depending on your symptoms and the severity of your asthma or COPD. International pharmacies may source different strengths of Advair HFA.

Advair HFA dosage for asthma 

Each patient taking Advair HFA will have their own unique treatment plan. If you are taking Advair HFA as part of your asthma treatment, you may take one puff at a strength of 100/50 mcg or 250/50 mcg. This dose is usually taken twice a day, 12 hours apart. If your dose is lower like 50/25 mcg or 45/mcg, you may take two doses twice per day. The highest dose available for asthma is 500/50 mcg. One study in the American Family Physician found that inhaled corticosteroid medications can improve the symptoms and quality of life in asthma patients.

Advair HFA dosage for COPD 

Advair HFA is typically not used in the treatment of COPD. You may be prescribed an alternative type of Advair if you have COPD symptoms. If you have COPD, ensure you receive the correct version of Advair before beginning your treatment. 

Advair HFA Side Effects

Advair HFA side effects may include:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea
  • Yeast infections of the mouth or throat (oral thrush)
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sinus pain 
  • Cough hoarseness or deepened voice
  • Musculoskeletal pain

If any Advair HFA side effects become unmanageable, speak with your doctor or pharmacist right away for treatment options for managing them. Severe side effects of Advair HFA are uncommon. If you notice symptoms when beginning Advair HFA, they will likely resolve themselves after a few weeks. If side effects persist, talk to your doctor.

Advair HFA Cautions

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 disease, overactive thyroid, diabetes, eye problems, seizures, and 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. Practicing 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 store it with the mouthpiece down. For best results, the inhaler should be at room temperature before use. 


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:

50mcg/25mcg 125mcg/25mcg 250mcg/25mcg

However, the same strengths are measured differently when purchased internationally:

45mcg/21mcg 115mcg/21mcg 230mcg/21mcg

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 difficulty 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 airways, which reduces the swelling.

Why is Advair so expensive?

Advair HFA is an expensive medication in the United States; it is 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. Patients in the United States will, on average, pay more than five times as much for the same strength fluticasone/salmeterol inhaler. You can save up to 90 percent on your prescription through My Drug Center.

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.

Where can I get Advair for 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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