- Ipratropium Bromide–Albuterol/Salbutamol
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Advair Diskus* used for?
Generic for Advair Diskus* (Fluticasone–Salmeterol) is a bronchodilator and corticosteroid drug used to control the symptoms of asthma and prevent asthma attacks. This oral inhalation drug is a combination medication that contains Fluticasone and Salmeterol, which decreases swelling and relaxes muscles in the airways in order to improve breathing. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Advair Diskus*?
The dosage of Generic for Advair Diskus* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Advair Diskus* should be inhaled by mouth, usually twice a day in the morning and evening. Use this device in a horizontal position. Never exhale into the device. In order to prevent mouth infections, rinse your mouth with water after using this medicine. The inhaler must be always kept dry. Do not wash the mouthpiece.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Advair Diskus*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Advair Diskus* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Advair Diskus*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Advair Diskus*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are seizures, fast/irregular heartbeats, severe muscle cramping, fainting, tremor, nausea, and vomiting.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Advair Diskus*?
- Amphotericin B
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Advair Diskus*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Advair Diskus*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Advair Diskus* can interact with MAO inhibitors, other asthma drugs, oral corticosteroids, tricyclic antidepressants, diuretics, HIV medicines, beta-blockers, and macrolide antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Advair Diskus*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Advair Diskus* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Advair Diskus* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Advair Diskus* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Advair Diskus* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Advair Diskus* can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, cough, and sore throat. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are weight gain, changes in vision, severe muscle weakness, and fever. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Advair Diskus*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Advair Diskus*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Advair Diskus* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Advair Diskus*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Advair Diskus*?
How will Generic for Advair Diskus* work in my body?
How should Generic for Advair Diskus* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Advair Diskus* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. While using Generic for Advair Diskus*, do not drive or operate machinery as it may cause dizziness. It is highly recommended to limit alcoholic beverages. Do not breast-feed while using this medicine. Before using this drug, inform your doctor if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, thyroid or liver problems, seizures, diabetes, and osteoporosis. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor. Store this medicine at room temperature away from heat, moisture, or light.