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Will I still need my rescue inhaler while taking Advair Diskus?

Advair Diskus does not work immediately so you will still need your rescue inhaler. Advair Diskus should not be used for sudden attacks of breathing trouble. Your doctor must prescribe a quick-relief medicine/inhaler such as for sudden shortness of breath/asthma attacks.

You should always have a quick-relief inhaler with you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about when you should use the quick-relief inhaler.

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