Compare Advair vs. Asmanex

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Prevents breathing problems.

Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol) combines two medicines into one inhaler, but it might be expensive.

3.8/ 5 average rating with 799 reviewsforAdvair
Prevents breathing problems.

Asmanex (Mometasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.

3.4/ 5 average rating with 69 reviewsforAsmanex
Upsides
  • 2-in-1 medicine is more effective together than alone.
  • The diskus is used to treat both COPD and asthma.
  • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
  • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
  • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
  • Some people who take this medicine are able to stop other asthma medications or use their fast-acting (rescue) inhalers less often.
Downsides
  • Take it daily and consistently for the best results. It is not for on-demand treatment of wheezing or asthma attacks.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each inhalation to avoid fungal infections of the mouth.
  • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
  • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
  • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
Price
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Reviews
799 reviews so far
66%
saidit'sworth it
48%
saiditworked well
11%
saidit'sa big hassle

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69 reviews so far
54%
saidit'sworth it
41%
saiditworked well
19%
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Side effects
15possible side effects
  • Lung infection
    27%
  • Sore throat
    13%
  • Headaches
    12%
  • Lung inflammation
    7%
  • Hoarseness
    5%
  • Sinus inflammation
    4%
  • Colds and flu
    4%
  • Nausea and vomiting
    4%
  • Stomach upset
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Muscle and joint pain
    4%
  • Stomach flu
    3%
  • Fungal infections
    3%
  • Cough
    3%
  • Bronchitis
    2%
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13possible side effects
  • Fatigue
    3%
  • Flu-like symptoms
    3%
  • Pain
    3%
  • Gastroenteritis
    3%
  • Vomiting
    3%
  • Anorexia
    3%
  • Earache
    3%
  • Infection
    3%
  • Dysphonia
    3%
  • Epistaxis
    3%
  • Nasal irritation
    3%
  • Respiratory disorder
    3%
  • Throat dry
    3%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Increased risk of death
    • Asthma
    • Children under 18
  • Increased risk of infections
    • History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
    • Age greater than 65 years
  • Mouth and throat infection
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Higher dose of the corticosteroid medication contained in Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol)
  • Asthma attack
  • Heart disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart failure
    • Heart beat problems
    • Taking more Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol) than recommended
  • Serious allergic reaction
    • Milk allergy
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  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)
    • Lowering dose or stopping Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Serious allergic reaction
    • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Increased risk for bacterial and viral infection
    • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
    • Long-term treatment with Asmanex (Mometasone)
    • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
  • Difficulty breathing (bronchospasm)
  • Reduced growth rate in children
    • Dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)
    • Duration of treatment
  • Mouth and throat infection
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)
  • Eye problems
    • History of high internal eye pressure
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
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