5.2/ 7 average rating with 799 reviewsforAdvair

Advair
Alternatives

(fluticasone / salmeterol)

Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol)

Prescription only

Atrovent (Ipratropium)

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Prevents breathing problems.

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

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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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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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Used for
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Nasal discharge
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
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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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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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The Atrovent (Ipratropium) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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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