Advertisement

Do I still need to keep my relief-inhaler nearby if I am taking Advair HFA?

You should keep your relief inhaler nearby and ready to use at all times while taking Advair HFA. The medicines that are in Advair HFA do not work quickly. You can't use them to stop an asthma attack that is already going on or is starting.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about when you should be using your relief inhaler. Also, make sure your doctor knows how often you need the extra help to control your asthma symptoms.

Continue Learning about Antiasthma

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 theophylline interact with any other medications?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking deferasirox, iobenguane I-123, pancuronium, or riociguat, theophylline can lead to...
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
What should I know before taking omalizumab?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
It is not known if omalizumab is safe or effective for children under 6 years of age. Omalizumab ma...
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.