Can I use Advair Diskus for an asthma attack?
No, Advair Diskus is not designed to be a rescue medicine.
Do I need a prescription to buy Advair Diskus?
Yes, a prescription is required to purchase Advair Diskus.
I can’t taste or feel the powder when I used Advair Diskus.
Advair Diskus dispenses medication in an extremely fine powder, so it’s possible you may not taste or feel the medication.
Can I use a spacer with this medication?
No. In fact, using a spacer may give you an inappropriate dosage of medication. Diskus inhalers are not intended to be used with a spacer.
Can children use Advair Diskus?
Advair Diskus is intended for use by patients at least 4 years of age. However, get a doctor’s approval before using Advair Diskus on a child. Advair Diskus may negatively affect the child’s growth, so see your doctor if you don’t think the child is growing properly.
What should I avoid while taking Advair Diskus?
Because Advair Diskus is a steroid medication and steroid medications can affect your immune system, be sure to avoid sick people and people with infections while you are on Advair Diskus. Infectious diseases like chickenpox or the measles can be fatal to people who are on steroids. Ask your doctor about preventive methods to stay safe.
What are long-term effects of using Advair Diskus?
Long-term use of steroid medications may lead to osteoporosis, or bone loss. Your risk is elevated if you also smoke, don’t exercise, have a family history of osteoporosis, or if you don’t have enough vitamin D or calcium in your diet. Other conditions may result from long-term use; see Side Effects.