Advair Diskus


Comment from: Billp222 55-64 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: July 23

I switched from Anoro due to prostate concerns. My breathing issues made a steady decline. I was worried it was my health . I switched to Trelegy and it immediately improved my breathing. Advair was terrible for my breathing issues

Comment from: CanadaCanuck 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: June 26

I've been using Advair 500 for about ten years. It is so effective you would never know I had asthma. I do not use anything else for my asthma. I don't squeak or make other breathing noises. However, I have tried other similar drugs as a way to reduce cost and after a month or two I start squeaking. I have since returned to using Advair 500.

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Comment from: Cassandra 75 or over Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 14

Advair has taken away my quality of life. I had no reason to doubt this drug because my doctor had prescribed it for me. The symptoms are awful. I feel tired all of the time, very dry mouth, depressed and my voice is hoarse. with respect Lea

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Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 17

My condition got worse using this. Also had head aches.

Comment from: Theresa 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 19

Advair is a horrible medicine. I went to Dr because I was suffering from very bad asthma attacks. I started the advair and within 5 days I felt like I was dying. I suffered a fever of 102 for 5 days. I suffered a very bad cough. I suffered from severe weakness. I took my self off and my throat my sinuses my health is so much better. While on it I needed a prednisone shot. It almost killed me. I feel sorry for anyone who has their children on this or elderly on it. We all need to let attorney general know about this medicine.

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Comment from: jkblues 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 02

I have been using Advair for a couple of months and I have a problem with the container that I am not sure that the medication works. The inhaler hole gets clogged and I have to use a pin to unplug it. Is this normal?

Comment from: Retired CSM's wife 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: May 22

I have had asthma since childhood. I have numerous triggers, especially pollen, mold and other unavoidable irritants plus unbelievably bad GERD. I was miserable frequently and hospitalized on occasion. I terrified my husband and son once when on vacation awaking with symptoms so bad I coughed myself out of air and passed out. a few months later I was sent to an allergist. I could not complete breathing tests due to my symptoms. I has rescue inhalers everywhere. Kitchen, bedroom, desk at work, and in my handbag. I never went anywhere without at least one or two. The allergist prescribed Advair 250/50 and upon starting it I have not had ANY asthma symptoms. No wheezing, nothing. This stuff rocks! I can exercise, love on my dogs, do housework, even clean the Cockatoo cage without any wheezing. I even got a nasty case of pneumonia about 12 years ago and never had asthma issues. Spent a week in the hospital kicking the nasty strep pneumonia that tried to kill me but NO ASTHMA SYMPTOMS. I LOVE ADVAIR. It gave me my life back.

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Comment from: sacaroidoisis 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I have a little stomach upset, but my coughing is almost gone. Thank you

Comment from: thebaldmonster 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 27

This drug stops asthma. I have stopped using this medication each time my symptoms got better. I thought I could watch my triggers and move on with my life without asthmatic complications. The fact is I cant. I have asthma. Seasons, allergies, and specific triggers (sneezing believe it or not) get stronger and stronger. My rescue inhaler becomes less and less effective. When I sneeze my asthma attacks come on strong. It might not sound crazy but they are almost 911 worthy. There is no recovery. The only thing that can help me is a full albuterol nebulizer treatment. My proair only kicks in after 30 puffs. And even after that, I need to puff 2 - 4 times after coughing up mucus. Fact is...... GSK should be the hero to Asthmatics and make this medication affordable. There is no doubt that if they made this medication more affordable they could reach more people and sell more. Or..... they could just save lives. Without this drug, I would suffocate to death. I think there is a moral weight here that reigns above all.

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Comment from: Danee Deer 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: August 28

Went from 500 to 250 to 100, but still caused thick mucus and regular hoarseness. Backed-off the 2 puffs daily to 2 puffs weekly and showed immediate improvement.

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Comment from: wrich61 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 29

Works well. Do no need my rescue inhaler unless I get a cold and it triggers an exacerbation. No side effects.

Comment from: Jadine 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 24

I have had asthma my entire life and had gotten to the point i couldn't walk across a room because i was so short of breath. Advair saved my life. I now ride spin bikes, jog and can do anything I want without any problems. The cost out of pocket without insurance would be unimaginable is the only down side.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 14

I've had asthma since childhood. I'm now 65. There were some horrible medications and a good one which was taken off the market. Advair relieves my symptoms righteously. I use it seasonally as my asthma is allergy related.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: December 26

stop taking this medication..i have had asthma my entire life. i have been able to get off of advair 500 by taking liquid mullen 2-3 times and day and tumeric with black pepper. forget about big pharm this is not making u better just simply putting a band aid on the problem. advair has more side effects then what is listed here. hope i can help somebody

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Comment from: Happy 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 05

I was just switched over to this diskus. Eh...not impressed. Asthma is still not under control. Use of it is awkward, I will give it longer but not sure if this will be something for me on the long term. I prefer Qvar and Albuterol.

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Comment from: califladyesq 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 29

This drug makes it harder for me to breath. It causes extremely dry mouth and throat, causing continuous clearing of the throat.. I have muscle cramps and thick mucus.

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Comment from: NeverEndingFaith 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 19

I was diagnosed

Comment from: emmacloudia 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 17

I am very satisfied with advair diskus inhaler, it is very effective for inflammation of lungs

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Comment from: benj 65-74 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 05

this drug made it hard to sallow food I switch to symbicort 160/4.5 half the cost on medicare tier 2 med. works better if you inhale several times first to expand you lungs

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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