How do I use Advair?

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Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
A combination of salmeterol and fluticasone known as Advair is available in dry-powder formulation that is inhaled using a Diskus device. It is available in different strengths, but only the corticosteroid strength changes, not the salmeterol. Its ease of use (one inhalation twice daily) favors good compliance, however the fixed combination makes flexibility more difficult when more steroids are needed to treat acute asthma flares. This medication is not approved for children under the age of 12. We must emphasize that Advair is not a remedy for acute asthma.
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