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Are there any risks in taking Advair?

The medications in Advair can affect bone growth and density, increase the risk of eye problems and may make asthma worse. Advair can reduce minerals from your bones, leading to increased risk of the bone disease osteoporosis or interfering with the growth of children who are taking the medication. There is also a higher risk among Advair users for developing eye disorders such as glaucoma or cataracts.

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are taking Advair have a greater risk of developing pneumonia. People with asthma who use Advair are at risk for suffering much more severe asthma attacks when they do occur, because of the way the salmeterol component of the medication may affect their system. If you start using Advair and your asthma seems to get worse, or if your fast-acting inhaler doesn't seem as effective, contact your doctor immediately.

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