Ensuring Safe Treatment With Advair Diskus
Side Effects of the Advair DiskusAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with the Advair Diskus. However, not everyone who uses the Advair Diskus will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of the Advair Diskus include but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- A sore throat
- Nausea and vomiting.
(Click Advair Side Effects to learn about specific side effects of Advair, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
(Click Advair Drug Interactions for more information about Advair and other medicines.)
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the Advair Diskus if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food (especially milk), dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Advair and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Advair and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Advair Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take Advair.)