Compare Advair vs. Dulera

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

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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
Long-term control of asthma.

Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is good for people who have moderate to severe asthma and need more than 1 inhaled medication to manage their condition. However, it is relatively more expensive than similar alternatives.

4.3/ 5 average rating with 38 reviewsforDulera
Upsides
  • 2-in-1 medicine is more effective together than alone.
  • The diskus is used to treat both COPD and asthma.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) combines two medicines into 1 inhaler, which makes it easier to use.
  • You can use Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) safely for a long period of time.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is an inhaler and delivers medicine directly into your lungs so it gives you fewer side effects than oral medications.
  • You can use Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) with a spacer if you have trouble getting the full dose of the medicine into your lungs.
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.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) can cause a fungal infection called thrush in the mouth and throat, especially in people with a weaker immune system.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is not available as a generic so may be expensive.
  • Combining two medications can have more side effects.
  • For full effects of Dulera (mometasone / formoterol), you must use it twice a day.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is only for people 12 years or older, compared to some alternative combination inhalers which can be given to people over 6 years old.
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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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38 reviews so far
84%
saidit'sworth it
79%
saiditworked well
8%
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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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4possible side effects
  • Common cold symptoms
    5%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Hoarse voice
    5%
  • Sinus infection
    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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  • Asthma-related death
    • Children and adolescents
    • Age 65 or older
    • Using Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) more that prescribed
  • Sudden breathing problems
  • Mouth and throat infection
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)
  • Weakened immune system
    • Not current withh vaccinations
    • Taking other corticosteroids
    • Current infection without treatment
  • Bone loss
    • History of osteoporosis
    • Taking other medications that cause bone loss
    • Taking steroid long-term
  • Vision changes
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
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