Advair HFA inhaler or Albuterol inhaler for Asthma?
Have you seen the side effects associated with Advair? The product has more side effects than any other medication I've read about that is on the market. I've been using Albuterol for years for asthma. I'm not considering the change. I'm asking this question on behalf of a friends daughter who...
Asked by Meggan Ryba 6 months ago.
Have you seen the side effects associated with Advair? The product has more side effects than any other medication I've read about that is on the market. I've been using Albuterol for years for asthma. I'm not considering the change. I'm asking this question on behalf of a friends daughter who is a 35 years old, paraplegic, and has a laundry list of issues. Some which include, seizures, and a very limited diet. She also has the mentality of a 2 year old. Her mother's doctor, who I think is an F'ing moron, prescribed her daughter Advair HFA a week ago. Her daughter can't hold down water or food now. Last night she vomited for hours and has been experiencing headaches. Her mother and I are both afraid if she's not taken to the doctor soon, she may become dehydrated unless she gets an intravenous in her and fluids. The mother said she will take her daughter to the doctor tomorrow who just happens to be off of work today, go figure. So, if all goes well and the daughter can get better today, we will wait to take her to her regular doctor tomorrow to get her treatment and ask him why the hell he prescribed advair hfa. In the first place, He never said my friends daughter was alergic to anything associated with albuterol nor did he offer for the mother to give to her daughter. Which begs the question, why? What I do not understand, is why a doctor would prescribe Advair and it's laundry list of side effects that include: Possible side effects of Advair HFA Inhaler: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome: Dizziness; headache; nausea, nervousness, throat irritation; tremor; vomiting. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); behavior changes; blurred vision or other vision changes; chest pain; choking; fast or irregular heartbeat; hoarseness; numbness or tingling in hands or feet; seizures; severe muscle weakness, cramps, or spasms; severe or persistent bone pain; severe or persistent dizziness or headache; signs of infection (eg, fever, chills, persistent headache/sore throat, ear pain); swelling or tightness in the throat; trouble sleeping; unusual tiredness or weakness; vaginal odor or discharge; weight gain; white patches or sores on the tongue or mouth; worsening of asthma symptoms (eg, chest tightness, coughing, increased wheezing, shortness of breath). This is the list for Albuterol inhaler side effects: Albuterol Side Effects - for the Professional Albuterol In clinical trials, the most frequent adverse reactions to Albuterol tablets were: Percent Incidence of Adverse Reactions Reaction Percent Incidence Central nervous system Nervous 20% Tremor 20% Headache 7% Sleeplessness 2% Weakness 2% Dizziness 2% Drowsiness <1% Restlessness <1% Irritability <1% Cardiovascular Tachycardia 5% Palpitations 5% Chest discomfort <1% Flushing <1% Musculoskeletal Muscle cramps 3% Gastrointestinal Nausea 2% Genitourinary Difficulty in micturition <1% If you made it this far, I really appreciate you taking the time to get here. I can't wait to hear your responses. Thank you, G Answered by Caryl Tacderen 6 months ago.
You seem to be confused about the indications for both medications. Advair is what we in the field call "maintenance" drug. It means that it is not indicated for acute bronchospasm. It contains a steroid which is aimed towards treating the inflammation portion of asthma. It should only be given once every 12 hours, and never used as a rescue inhaler. Doctors prescribe Advair to better manage asthma, so I don't think he was a moron in prescribing it. It could also be that her symptoms are because of something unrelated to her taking Advair. Whatever the case may be, if the vomiting does not stop she should be taken to the ER to prevent dehydration like you mentioned. Answered by Richelle Seachord 6 months ago.
My Salbutamol inhaler is HFA, and although I haven't used a CFC inhaler, I can tell that mine doesn't work as well when it gets warm or humid. I've been having a terrible time with my asthma in the last couple weeks. Usually, I give myself one or two treatments a week, now it's often twice a day. I do things that regular people shouldn't do, so I started using Spiriva that I had left over from when my asthma was over diagnosed. My Salbutamol (Ratiopharm brand) were $15/each in Canada. Aside from the fact that it isn't working particularly well at this time, I'm pretty happy with it. When people go on Advair, Symbicort, etc.. they still must carry a rescue inhaler. It makes sense that fewer inhalers would be sold because of this, but long-acting combination medications have been around for about 15 years and inhalers are still very common with pulmonary patients. If you think that your rescue inhaler is a rip-off, my Advair 500/50 was $150 for 60 doses, while my Spiriva was $3 a dose. That amounts to $150/month for Advair and $90/month for Spiriva. I think that's excessive. The drug companies are making huge profits off those drugs. As a Respiratory Therapist, I think that medications presently available are better than those of the past. The switch from CFC to HFA might have been a questionable move, considering the number of people on this site complaining that their inhaler doesn't work right. It possibly is a difference in the nature of aerosol produced with HFA. The cloud is warmer and slower than with CFC. My theory is that higher temperatures and humidity are reducing the effectiveness of our inhalers. They will probably work better in the fall. Answered by Keturah Kevan 6 months ago.
YouAskIAnswer has a very good answer. I would like to add that Asthma Educators call albuterol a "rescue" inhaler. It is for those times you are having an attack or episode of shortness of breath. Advair is a controller medication. Designed for prevention of attacks. According to current guidelines, every asthmatic should have a albuterol inhaler with them at all times. If you use your albuterol more then 2 times per week (during the day) or two time during night per month, you asthma is not in control and you need a controller medication. Advair is one controller medication that you can use WITH albuterol, not instead of. This information should be on your written action plan. Advair may have the most side effects you have seen but it also is the fast selling medication in the history of modern pharmaceutical sales. Millions of people in the US use it twice a day. Answered by Claris Schemmer 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Advair HFA inhaler or Albuterol inhaler for Asthma? Have you seen the side effects associated with Advair? The product has more side effects than any other medication I've read about that is on the market. I've been using Albuterol for years for asthma. I'm not considering the change. I'm asking this question on behalf of a... Answered by Nedra Samayoa 6 months ago.
I use Advair twice per day and it's been a lifesaver for me. As stated in the other answers, the two meds you are talking about are for different things. Albuterol is for acute attacks, a quick relief. Advair is a asthma maintenance drug and usually keeps asthma at bay, so a rescue inhaler isn't used as often, if at all. Answered by Creola Rothgery 6 months ago.
Difference between ADVAIR DISKUS and ADVAIR HFA?
I have asthma and was put on advair 115/21 HFA just wondering what the difference was between the 250/50 advair diskus and the advair HFA inhaler. How long does the advair take to start to work thank you for answering
Asked by Era Goupil 6 months ago.
The idiot who wrote to you to get off the advair is almost certainly not a doctor and telling you to get off any prescription unless your a doctor is criminal negligence should something happen to you from following that dunskies advice, It has been shown to increase the risk of asthma related death, specifically, when you have an asthma attack, your lungs will slam shut suddenly, this only happens in a very small percentage of people however, DO NOT STOP any medication without first talking to your doctor about a replacement. Answered by Jeremy Kraushaar 6 months ago.
When using advair, I hardly ever had a problem with wheezing. Only had to use my rescue inhaler about once a week. Insurance co. wanted me to try symbicort, which I have. Now I'm wheezing a lot and have to use the rescue inhaler 3 or 4 times a day. Going to ask my dr. to switch me back to advair. Answered by Benita Alli 6 months ago.
uhhhhh, might want to get off the Advair; surprised your dr prescribed it. Been linked to deaths. There's other better asthma med. Answered by Colton Dedrick 6 months ago.
What is"Advair" used to treat?
I think its asthma, (not sure if I spelled that right)...but I'm not sure. Is it asthma only or any other lung illness?
Asked by Tatyana Liguori 6 months ago.
It's used to treat asthma. Advair Generic Name: fluticasone and salmeterol (floo TIK a sone, sal ME te rol) Brand Names: Advair Diskus, Advair HFA What is Advair? Feedback for Advair 10 CommentsRate it!8.0 Advair contains fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Advair is used to prevent asthma attacks. Advair is also used prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Advair may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Advair Do not use Advair to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Before using Advair, tell your doctor if you have a food or drug allergy, heart disease, high blood pressure, a seizure disorder, an infection, a weak immune system, diabetes, glaucoma, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, a thyroid disorder, or liver disease. Call your doctor right away if you feel that this medicine is not working as well as usual, or if it makes your condition worse. Salmeterol has been shown to increase the risk of asthma-related death. It is critical that you use only the prescribed dose of this medicine and follow all patient instructions for safe use of the medication. Before using Advair Do not use Advair if you are allergic to fluticasone (Flonase, Flovent) or salmeterol (Serevent), or if you are having an asthma attack. Salmeterol has been shown to increase the risk of asthma-related death. It is critical that you use only the prescribed dose of this medicine and follow all patient instructions for safe use of the medication. If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before using Advair, tell your doctor if you have: a food or drug allergy; heart disease or high blood pressure; epilepsy or other seizure disorder; an infection of any kind; a weak immune system; diabetes; glaucoma; tuberculosis; osteoporosis; a thyroid disorder; or liver disease. FDA pregnancy category C. Advair may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Advair without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Advair can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication. Long-term use of steroids may lead to bone loss (osteoporosis), especially if you smoke, if you do not exercise, if you do not get enough vitamin D or calcium in your diet, or if you have a family history of osteoporosis. Answered by Delana Caire 6 months ago.
It's used to treat Asthma as well as COPD associated with chronic bronchitis. It's used long term for Asthma but short term for COPD. A steroid is used to reduce inflammation in the lungs, while the other is used as a long acting bronchodilator that opens up the airway. Answered by Bunny Newark 6 months ago.
Paramedic girl is right. Though I would like to add that this medication is a preventative inhaler. It is used daily to prevent an asthma attack and won't work as a rescue inhaler if an attack has already started. Answered by Nanci Sharma 6 months ago.
Can neutrophilic leukocytosis be caused by Advair?
Hello. A ds says neutrophilic leukocytosis was caused by steroids. The pt's medication list only includes one steroid, namely, Advair. Did Advair cause neutrophilic leukocytosis? Thank you
Asked by Earline Hebig 6 months ago.
Drugs That Cause Leukocytosis Answered by Dorthy Pruss 6 months ago.
2 advair hits 12 hours?
im goin to my dad tonight and my first does was at 11am and i jus took another one at 7pm thinkin so i wont forget so will i be ok?
Asked by Lia Toto 6 months ago.
It is recommended taking 12 hours apart. How to Use the Advair Diskus Following are some general considerations for when and how to use the Advair Diskus: •Advair is inhaled into the lungs, usually twice daily, with about 12 hours between doses. •The Advair Diskus is used differently than older inhalers. It contains small foil pockets that are filled with the powder. These pockets are punctured (by sliding the lever until it clicks), and the powder is inhaled using your own breath. •Rinse out your mouth (without swallowing) after each dose, in order to prevent thrush. •Be sure to keep the Advair Diskus horizontal while using it (otherwise the powder can spill out). Never exhale into the inhaler, as this will also disrupt the powder. •It is important to learn exactly how to use your Advair Diskus. It may be difficult at first and may require some practice. •Some people may not taste or feel the fine powder. •Advair should be taken at the same times each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood. •For Advair to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Advair will not work if you stop taking it. How to Use the Advair HFA Inhaler Advair also comes in a more traditional inhaler, the Advair HFA inhaler. Following are some general considerations for when and how to use the Advair HFA inhaler: •Advair HFA comes in a metered-dose inhaler (called an "MDI"). •Advair is inhaled into the lungs, usually twice daily, with about 12 hours between doses. •You should "test spray" each Advair HFA inhaler before you use it for the first time, or if you have not used it for a long period of time. To test spray the inhaler, spray it into the air by pressing on the top of the canister. •Shake your Advair HFA asthma inhaler gently before each use. •Wait at least 30 seconds in between inhalations. •Rinse out your mouth (without swallowing) after each dose, in order to prevent thrush. •It is important to learn exactly how to use your Advair HFA inhaler. It may be difficult at first and may require some practice. •The spray should be inhaled into the lungs, not sprayed onto the back of the throat and swallowed. To accomplish this, you will need to breathe in while spraying the inhaler. •Most people put the mouthpiece of the inhaler directly into their mouths. However, many healthcare professionals now recommend placing the inhaler an inch or two away from the mouth. Talk with your healthcare provider about the best way for you to use the inhaler. •Each inhaler contains 120 sprays and comes with a dose counter that counts down how many sprays are remaining. •For Advair HFA to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Advair HFA will not work if you stop taking it. Answered by Sebastian Shum 6 months ago.
Is it safe to take herbalife and advair hfa?
Herbalife products are said to be all natural. I know the tea contains caffeine which might interact, but other than that is there anything else that might be unsafe?
Asked by Graig Heikkinen 6 months ago.
Herbalife products don't contain any controlled or proven ingredients. It is very unlikely there will be any interaction. While mistakes are made producing approved drugs the rate of improper or inaccurate ingredients in dietary supplements is much higher. There is no inspection or approval required by the FDA. Answered by Andra Bohley 6 months ago.
What do you think about?
Using ADVAIR HFA (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Aerosol
Asked by Leslee Radle 6 months ago.
What is advair hfa? Answered by Leona Minucci 6 months ago.
Advair for asthma?
Any one have problems with weight gain while taking advair for your asthma.I'm about to scream
Asked by Martha Peinado 6 months ago.
I've been taking Advair for 4 years now and have never had this problem with it. Perhaps the weight gain you are experiencing is not due to the Advair, but to something else entirely. I don't even think it's listed as a potential side-effect within the package. Check with your doctor as soon as possible, perhaps it's your thyroid. Perhaps it's just a matter of self control on your part. Try to monitor what you eat throughout the day, when you eat it and what it is. Are you eating healthy foods or a bunch of junk? When do you hit your inhaler, my instructions are once morning and once at bedtime. Check with your doctor about this, the two just don't go hand in hand. Answered by Alma Janosko 6 months ago.
Here's the thing. I gained a little weight with it coz of what it does to some of my already higher than usual hormones. I'm not the usual user of Advair. I stopped taking it, and have lost the weight gained while on it, but I really need to take it because it helped. I can't do situps and such without asthma meds coz of the inflammation caused by the exercise (I have another issue playing into that.) So...I guess it's better to take the medicine and risk the chance of temporary weight gain? Answered by Elisa Glascott 6 months ago.
I was on Advair for 4.5 years and never had that problem. That doesn't mean it doesn't exist in some people, I'm just not one of them. I can see how it could put weight on someone....it is steroids. Answered by Etta Mcquaide 6 months ago.
No, I have been taking it fir about four years and I haven't noticed any weight gain. Answered by Betty Standback 6 months ago.
I was wondering what the difference is between advair diskus and advair HFA?
Asked by Oswaldo Flemm 6 months ago.
the ingredients. go to rxlist.com they will tell you what you want to know.they are an internet drug index. I hope it helps you find info you need. Answered by Minna Eccleston 6 months ago.
Is it okay to take Prednisone 20 MG and Ventolin HFA while on birthcontrol pills ?
Do the birthcontrol pills still work the same ?serious answers please.
Asked by Galen Sarkissian 6 months ago.
Yes ma'am, I take it you have Asthma? I have asthma too. I've taken prednisone, Ventolin HFA, Advair HFA and Diskis, Xoepenx HFA, Abuteral HFA, pulmacort nebs, Duo nebs.. blah blah blah and been on birth control the doctors said it was fine and I've had no problems. Make sure when you come off the prednisone though that you Ween yourself down otherwise it might cause a Asthma flair up. Oh by the way I recommened never Answered by Zonia Obert 6 months ago.
Obviously you are so confused how can you tell if you are 20days pregnant have you had tests yet. Don't be foolish by trying to take anything you could end up permanently causing damage to yourself or the baby. Many places abortions are illegal but they still go ahead with them. If you are 100% sure you are pregnant think long and hard about what you want to do as this decision also can affect you for the rest of your life. Just remember it is your body and it is your decision on whether you want this child or not. Please dont take anything find out information about abortions and proper and fit places to go. Hope everything works out for you sweety. Answered by Luetta Demallie 6 months ago.