Advair Diskus, the brand-name form of fluticasone
and salmeterol, is a prescription medication used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. Advair contains two drugs, fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is
a steroid medication, which reduces inflammation in the airways. Salmeterol is a beta agonist,
which relaxes the muscles in the airways. These two drugs act to improve movement of
air into the lungs. Advair Diskus comes as a dry powder for inhalation form and is usually
taken twice a day. Common side effects of Advair Diskus are cold-like symptoms and headache.
It’s important not to take Advair unless prescribed by a doctor. For RxWiki, I’m Teresa Brucker.