Advertisement

Can Advair Diskus have an impact on bone density in my elderly parents?

Long-term use of Advair Diskus and other inhaled corticosteroids can decrease bone mineral density (BMD). Clinical studies have not conclusively established a link between changes in BMD and bone fractures. However, some people may be at greater risk, such as those who have been confined to bed for a long period; have a family history of osteoporosis; are post-menopausal; smoke; are undernourished; or use anticonvulsants and other medications that can reduce bone density.

Continue Learning about Antiasthma

What is theophylline?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Sustained-release theophylline (Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl) helps to open airways and reduce inflam...
More Answers
What should I know about theophylline before taking it?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you take theophylline, you should avoid alcohol. If you have a seizure disorder that is not adeq...
More Answers
How effective is omalizumab at treating nasal allergies?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Omalizumab has been shown to provide symptom relief, lessen the need for rescue medication, and impr...
More Answers
Does ipratropium nasal spray have any side effects?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include headaches, nosebleeds, a stuffy nose, and a dry nose, mouth, or throat.  T...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.