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Advair beats Spiriva in treatment of COPD

There are 69 comments on the Pravda story from Dec 28, 2007, titled Advair beats Spiriva in treatment of COPD. In it, Pravda reports that:

Which drug is more effective if you have lung disease? The new study published in The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine showed that it's Seretide .

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Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#1 Dec 28, 2007
Shame on GSK! These 2 COPD meds are not even on the same page to compare with.

I take Spiriva along with Asmanex (a steroid) of which controls my COPD much better.

I was on Advair for a full year and felt it wasn't doing a good enough job.
Dave W

AOL

#2 Dec 28, 2007
I've been using Advair 500 for about four years, it works fine for me. I gave Spiria a try but had a bad reaction to it,it affected my eyes. Glad it works for you Jack 50, guess what works for some may not do to well for others. Have a good New Year!
Fran K

United States

#3 Feb 10, 2008
Has anyone had a problem with their bones and muscles hurting while taking spiriva?

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#4 Feb 10, 2008
Fran K wrote:
Has anyone had a problem with their bones and muscles hurting while taking spiriva?
Unfortunately, I have had ongoing problems in those areas prior to taking Spiriva.(mainly cramps throughout my life and degenerative cartilage in my back and knees.

Spiriva is an anticholinergic,-not a corticosteroid"- so bone or muscle issues should be rare to non-existent. However, I hear some issues with the urinary system and male prostate conditions.
d barbar

Beirut, Lebanon

#5 Mar 2, 2008
i know my uncle is a COPD and is on seretide for more than one year, his life is much better now, he tried spiriva for a few months beside seretide but stopped spiriva without noticing any difference.
just candid

AOL

#6 Mar 2, 2008
Hope this is good news for Advair users. The patent on Advair ran out Feb 12,2008. Maybe users will see a genetic replacement on the markes sometime in the next year, and the price might come down.

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#7 Mar 15, 2008
just candid wrote:
Hope this is good news for Advair users. The patent on Advair ran out Feb 12,2008. Maybe users will see a genetic replacement on the markes sometime in the next year, and the price might come down.
Many companies work around that by dropping the drug delivery methods. Like dropping the Advair Discus for Advair HFA. Patents, in this case, get tied up in a 2 parts- formula and the whatever devise.
Barbara

AOL

#8 Mar 16, 2008
My husband has been using Spiriva for three days, has had neuropathy, rls and muscle cramps for quite awhile, but seem to be a lot worse the last couple of nights. Any comments?
Barbara

AOL

#9 Mar 16, 2008
An addendum to above request.....she also put him on Singulair.

Since: Jun 07

Cobleskill, NY

#10 Apr 3, 2008
i have just been switched to symbicort from using advair.. anyone hear anything about this medication...

Since: Jun 07

Cobleskill, NY

#11 Apr 3, 2008
Study Analyzed Long-term Symbicort® Use In Children With Persistent Asthma - Well Tolerated In 26-Week Study
http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php...

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#12 Apr 12, 2008
Barbara wrote:
My husband has been using Spiriva for three days, has had neuropathy, rls and muscle cramps for quite awhile, but seem to be a lot worse the last couple of nights. Any comments?
Muscle cramps in "Respiratory Compromised Individuals" (RCI) seem related to what my Dr. calls- hypoxia.(Hypoxia is the lack of oxygen reaching the body tissues)

Muscles require a good supply of oxygen otherwise they cramp.

Likewise in RCI, tends to have a higher blood levels of Carbon Dioxide, of which is acidic that wreaks havoc with our nervous system.
Annette Charls

Chico, CA

#13 Apr 16, 2008
1wayORanother wrote:
i have just been switched to symbicort from using advair.. anyone hear anything about this medication...
I switched to Symbicort 160 4.5 from Advair and Spiriva 250 in January Both raise my blood pressure and give me a tremor. My COPD/asthma is close to being controlled with the Symbicort and Spiriva, the doctor told me today! And I feel much less out of breath.
anonymous

Bessemer, AL

#14 Apr 26, 2008
Fran K wrote:
Has anyone had a problem with their bones and muscles hurting while taking spiriva?
I have. I had to quit taking Advair because of Thrush, but since I started Spiriva, I've had bad cramps in my feet, calves, and hands.
anonymous

Bessemer, AL

#15 Apr 26, 2008
It's a shame the Advair caused Thrush, because it seemed to be helping for the few days I took it.
Mike

Taylorsville, KY

#16 Apr 26, 2008
I used to have Asthma and it's not somethi ng to take lightly. Asthma is nothing more than inflamation. Rather than use many of these dangerous drugs, you may want to do some research on an amazing botanical thta has had outstanding results with Asthma. It's not well known here but there is a ton of research and studies. Here is a research site to learn more www.InformationOnMangosteen.info download the Time article on the secret killer which is based on inflamation. It has helped me in more ways than this. Check it out for yourself.
sunbirdbudz

United States

#17 Apr 30, 2008
anyone using inhaled ADVAIR needs to rinse and gargle with CREST PRO HEALTH mouthwash. this will take care of the thrush.

after each advair use, you must garlgle real good and rinse out you mouth real good and you will never be bothered again with that thrush infection [ which is yeast, you know].

My doctor is very hip!
Cheryl

Oklahoma City, OK

#18 May 7, 2008
I was on advair 250/50 for 5 years with good results. I was switched to spiriva, pulmicort, duo-neb for a nebulizer. After 2 years of always trembling, having more breathing problems, high blood pressure taking more steroids than usual via my albuteral emergency inhaler, and steroids in my nebulizer,
both of which I didn't have to use with advair! I finally requested to get my advair back! I hope I still have the good results that I had previously
when taking advair. Yes, I have noticed more bone and muscle pain in the last 2 years. My PFT is at 27%. Rinsing mouth after each use will prevent thrush.
June

Grantham, UK

#19 May 11, 2008
I am 72 and take seretide and spiriva for severe COPD and had agonising cramps for years, after a spell in hospital I was given an exercise regime which I gradually increased to 40 minutes and my cramps have virtually stopped.
Maryg

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jun 3, 2008
Fran K wrote:
Has anyone had a problem with their bones and muscles hurting while taking spiriva?
Yes, I have been having much more muscle pain in my legs and arms. Also more bone pain. What is being suggested?

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