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What is Advair?

Advair is a combination of two medications used to help prevent breathing problems caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medications are fluticasone, a type of steroid, and salmeterol, which belongs to a group of drugs known as long-acting beta-agonists. Fluticasone helps reduce swelling in the narrow passageways of the lungs. Salmeterol helps to relax and open up those passageways, allowing more air to pass through them. Together these two medications help prevent attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath and other breathing problems brought on by asthma or chronic lung conditions, such as bronchitis or emphysema.

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