Compare Advair vs. Flovent

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

Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol)

Prescription only
Prevents breathing problems.

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

5.2/ 7 average rating with 799 reviewsforAdvair
Prevents breathing problems.

Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.

4.9/ 7 average rating with 483 reviewsforFlovent
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.
  • Available as both an inhaler and Diskus device.
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 have to use Fluticasone every day to control your symptoms.
  • 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 
66%
think this treatment is worth it
48%
think this treatment works well
11%
think this treatment is a hassle

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483 
68%
think this treatment is worth it
39%
think this treatment works well
8%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
10possible 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%
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10possible side effects
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    20%
  • Throat irritation
    13%
  • Headache
    12%
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection
    9%
  • Nausea and vomiting
    8%
  • Fever
    7%
  • Upper respiratory inflammation
    5%
  • Rhinitis
    4%
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain
    4%
  • Viral gastrointestinal infection
    4%
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Risks and warnings
  • Increased risk of death

    Asthma

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of infections

    History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Mouth and throat infection

    Not rinsing mouth after use

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart disease

    High blood pressure

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Serious allergic reaction

    Milk allergy

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  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)

    Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Serious allergic reaction

    Severe milk protein allergy

  • Increased risk for bacterial and viral infection

    Bacterial or viral infection not being treated

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Reduced growth rate in children

    Dose of Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Mouth and throat infection

    Not rinsing mouth after use

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    History of high internal eye pressure

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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