Are there any risks in using Advair Diskus?

While Advair Diskus can help control your respiratory symptoms, it does carry some risks. The drugs contained in Advair Diskus can lower the blood cells in your body that fight infections.  This can make you more prone to picking up colds or other contagious illnesses. The bronchodilator contained in the medicine can increase the risk of asthma death in some people.

The steroid contained in Advair can make you especially vulnerable to chicken pox or the measles. These illnesses can be fatal for people on steroids, so contact your doctor if you think you have been exposed to them. Long-term use of a steroid can also lead to bone loss and osteoporosis. If you have concerns, talk to your doctor about whether the benefits of using Advair Diskus are worth these risks.