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Advair HFA (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Advair HFA (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 6 ratings/reviews, Advair HFA has an overall score of 7.83. The effectiveness score is 8.33 and the side effect score is 8.67. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Advair HFA review by 29 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   1 puff twice a day (dosage frequency: everyday) for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   allergies
Other drugs taken:   allegra-d
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   improved breathing, less frequent asthma attacks and the ability to run either outside or inside, depending on the season
Side effects:   no side effects really. despite it all, i still had some difficulty depending on the season. when cedar is really high, i still suffered asthma related problems even though i was taking the drug regularly.
Comments:   advair is an inhaled power that you take twice a day. it's composed of two "active ingredient" - a long acting bronchio dilator and a steroid - both aid in combating asthma.

 

Advair HFA review by care giver of 59 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Asthma/Allergies
Dosage & duration:   2 puffs/inhales daily (AM & PM) (dosage frequency: 2 puffs/inhales daily (am & pm)) for the period of 1.5 years -- still taking it
Other conditions:   Gingevitis
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Overall, the benefits have been very good. A rescue inhaler hasn't been used in more than a year, nor has there been a severe asthma attack. During the period there may have been three incidences where it seemed like an attack was coming on (curing exertion and cold, damp weather) but simply a better environment and a couple of cups of coffee warded it off. There are times of wheezy, heavy-chestedness, but these are minimal in comparison to prior to taking Advair.
Side effects:   Wallet shock. Patient seems to overall fall asleep easier, but tends to have some problems getting a deep sleep, but this may or may not be related to the Advair. Other than that, there do not seem to be any adverse side effects -- casually or medically -- after about 1-1/2 years of taking the medication.
Comments:   The patient developed asthma four years ago. It was controlled on an 'attack' basis, generally with an OTC inhaler. When most OTC inhalers were taken off the market prior to reformulation, and a severe asthma attack, a prescription inhaler was prescribed, but it was being used more often than should, and did not alleviate the problems. After a thorough examination, the doctor prescribed Advair, as directed with two puffs/inhales daily, morning and evening (at least 8 hours apart). The patient is examined/tested every three months prior to refilling prescription to ensure there are no side-effects or adverse reactions.

 

Advair HFA review by 63 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Constant coughing due to mucous
Dosage & duration:   2 puffs per day--one in AM--one in PM (dosage frequency: 2 x per day) for the period of Have only been using it for about 1 mo.
Other conditions:   High blood pressure, cholesterol
Other drugs taken:   Lipitor, verapamil, over the counter allergy med
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Mucous very diminished, therefore, coughing has almost disappeared. Not sure whether my condition is a form of asthma, COPD, or what, but this medication has so far certainly made it much less bothersome.
Side effects:   No noticeable side effects so far.
Comments:   I use one puff first thing in the morning when I take my other medications, and one puff at bedtime. After using, you are instructed to rinse your mouth well.

 

Advair HFA review by 38 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   500/50 (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of 9 years
Other conditions:   allergies
Other drugs taken:   zyrtec
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduction of asthma symptoms and severity, less shortness of breath and light headedness
Side effects:   Unfortunately with prolonged use (after about 8 years)my immune defense system in the lungs was virtually non existent. My doctors found a plethora of 15 different bacteria, fungi and viruses in the lung, and associated the condition with either AIDS or cancer. Things that are usually prevented by the immune system,opportunistic infections were abundant and had spread, in spite of antibiotic and antifungal use, to a sytemic infection. Nocardia siriacogeorgensis, MRSA, MAC, aspergillus, pseudomonas among others were all found. the Nocardia in particualr had already caused a mild form of encephalitis.
Comments:   Twice daily, one puff, every day.

 

Advair HFA review by 46 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Asthma
Dosage & duration:   250mcg (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of 6 years
Other conditions:   Eczema
Other drugs taken:   Albuterol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Considerable difference in management of of chronic asthma. This is the only drug I have taken that has completely changed the way my lifelong asthma was controlled. Relief was immediate and the severity of asthma attacks has considerably lessoned to a degree as opposed to other drugs which supposedly prevented the attack but when one did occur, were life threatening.
Side effects:   None to speak of so far.
Comments:   Since I began taking Advair it has been a twice a day treatment that remains to this day.

 

Advair HFA review by 47 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   250/50 (dosage frequency: 2 times a day) for the period of still taking
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Theodur
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Once I started using the inhaler it greatly reduced night time waking with asthma symptoms. Early morning breathing became easier instead of tight breathing. My use of a rescue inhaler specifically, Proventil, was cut down from several times a night to usually 0. I only use my rescue inhaler occassionally now instead of routinely. My life has changed with Advair, I highly recommend it!
Side effects:   When I first started it, I noticed a little bit of nervousness, this only lasted a few days, and with continued use, I am no longer having any side effects. I have never experienced any of the lung infections the package insert speaks of, nor have I ever had sudden asthma symptoms after using the Advair Inhaler.
Comments:   One inhalation of the Advair Inhaler in the morning and one again at bedtime.
 


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