Advair

(fluticasone / salmeterol)

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

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Our bottom line

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

Quick facts about Advair
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 1 0.45g-of-113mcg-14mcg respiclick-inhalers
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$48.58
  • Price before coupon
    $112.99
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $48.58
    57% savings

Upsides

  • 2-in-1 medicine is more effective together than alone.
  • The diskus is used to treat both COPD and asthma.

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People’s experience with Advair

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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.

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Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 1 0.45g-of-113mcg-14mcg respiclick-inhalers
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$48.58
  • Price before coupon
    $112.99
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $48.58
    57% savings
How it works

Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol) is a combination medicine. Fluticasone is a steroid that lowers inflammation, while salmeterol relaxes muscles in the lungs to open the airways and make breathing easier.

Quick facts about Advair
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
People’s experience with Advair

799reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol) for Asthma

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Side effect rates for Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol)

From 267 clinical trials of Advair when taken for asthma (100/50 mcg)
  • Lung infection
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Lung inflammation
  • Hoarseness
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Colds and flu
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea

Risks and Warnings for Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Asthma
    • Children under 18

    Salmeterol, a component of Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol), increases the risk of death for some people with asthma. This is more likely to happen the longer you're on it. You should only be on it if other medicines used to control asthma haven't worked. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect