New Warnings for 3 Asthma Drugs

The FDA is alerting asthma patients and their doctors that three long-acting inhaled asthma medicines "may increase the chance of severe asthma episodes, and death when those episodes occur." That quote comes ... Full Story
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BJROWLES

Bronx, NY

#25 Feb 4, 2009
Foxxe47,
I too feel as though I don't get anything from most of my Advair. I told my doctor and he gave me 2 sample diskis and they worked until about the 20 mark???
What are we, as consumers , supposed to do? Insurance co-pay $30.00 a pop!!!
Foxxe47 wrote:
Are you getting the full benefit of your Advair disk? Try cracking the disk open when you are through and see if there are any doses left in the blister packet.
I have been an Advair user for several years. Within the last year or two, I have many times felt that the disk was empty....I couldn't seem to get the feel of anything coming out of the disk. I just assumed that maybe my breathing problems (asthma) were getting progressively worse. Never suspecting the disk, I threw them away when they were used up.
Recently, I became suspicious and cracked open the disk when I was through with the 60 doses for the month. Imagine my shock and surprise to see that I had gotten less than a THIRD of all the doses!!! The blister packet still showed the unused doses!!
boss hog

United States

#26 Jun 14, 2009
1wayORanother wrote:
advair 500/50 did not make my asthma settle completly. i finaly got off it and went to symbicort 160/4.5 , what a difference. I dont need to use my resuce in hailer. dont think i have used my resuce in hailer in over a month. SYMBICORT is great..
i use symbicort and spiriva seems to work best for me ..i did not like advair's serevent.
Don

Des Moines, IA

#27 Nov 10, 2009
Contrary to advice on Advair needing to be taken for weeks to work, I used it as a "rescue" inhaler when I couldn't breathe and it was the difference between 2 hours sleep and 8 hours sleep, just using it once! Course the Drug Company wouldn't make as much money if too many people did that!:)
Liz inFairless hills pa

Philadelphia, PA

#28 May 24, 2012
I am 48 and had my eyes checked IU have cataracts 9in both eye really bad in the right eye .dr tolod me it;s from using advair
Advairse reaction

Walnut Creek, CA

#31 Oct 20, 2012
I started developing cataracts after being prescribed Advair in my late 50s. Is Advair the cause? I think so.
Michael Thornton

France

#33 Feb 4, 2013
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
Shannon

Charlotte, NC

#34 Mar 17, 2013
Mary wrote:
Every time i take advair i bloat terribly. My hands and ankles swell up so much that i cant even move my rings and it hurts to walk. One week i went to an aunt's house for a small vacation and was forced to take my advair daily bc she smokes. I gained 10 lbs in that one week. when i stopped taking it, most of it came off immediately. What other drugs are out there that i can take that wont give me this side effect.
I would love to know if you found an answer. I am going through the same thing right now, along with constipation since starting Advair 7 days ago. I have tried Singulair (same side effects as Advair), Qvar (didn't work) and now Advair. I need to take something but can't take the side effects.
Fane

Sweden

#35 Apr 19, 2013
i wrote:
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
http://inhousegeneric.info very clear and informative site, simple ordering process and very fast delivery. All round excellent service - will use again.

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