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Are Advair Diskus and Advair HFA the same medication?

Advair Diskus and the Advair HFA are not the same. They both contain fluticasone and salmeterol, but in different forms and different strengths. Advair Diskus contains the medication as a powder. Advair HFA contains the medication as a liquid suspension.

Advair Diskus is FDA approved for treating both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (bronchitis and emphysema). Advair HFA is approved only for use in the treatment of asthma symptoms.

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