Generic Name : FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE AND SALMETEROL XINAFOATE ABSTRACT – Advair is a prescription drug composed of Fluticasone –...
Fluticasone/salmeterol, sold under the brand name Advair among others, is a combination medication containing fluticasone propionate and salmeterol. It is used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).It is used by breathing the medication into the lungs.
The common and minor side effects of this combination are those of its individual drugs. For instance, the use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with oral candidiasis, commonly known as yeast infection or thrush. It is recommended to rinse and gargle with water after inhaling the medication. This decreases the risk of developing a Candida infection.
Medicinal use Fluticasone, a corticosteroid, is the anti-inflammatory component of the combination which decreases inflammation in the lungs. This leads to better breathing. Salmeterol, a long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist (LABA), treats constriction of the airways. The combination of both is meant to be used as maintenance therapy and not as a rescue therapy for sudden symptoms.