Advair Diskus (fluticasone and salmeterol) is a prescription medication used to prevent airway spasms caused by such conditions as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Advair Diskus is a variety of the drug Advair. It is an inhaler that contains foil pockets with powder that needs to be inhaled with the use of your own breath. This drug is prescribed to treat airway spasms making it easier for people to breathe. Advair may have the following side effects: headache, sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections. These side effects go away as your body adjusts to the drug and the dosage.
Advair Diskus contains two different active ingredients - fluticasone is a corticosteroid that decreases inflammation in the airways, while salmeterol is a beta-adrenergic receptor agonist that stimulates certain muscles, opening up the airways and allowing more air into the lungs. This drug is available upon prescription and should be used to prevent an asthma attack. However, it will not help you if used during the attack of asthma as it takes Advair Diskus some time to act. Do not share this medicine with other people even if they have similar symptoms.