Advair comes in two forms -- the Advair Diskus, which contains a dry powder; and the Advair HFA inhaler, a more traditional inhaler. The dose of Advair your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, such as whether you are using the Advair Diskus or the Advair HFA inhaler, your age, and other medications you are taking.
An Introduction to Advair DosagesThe dose of Advair® (fluticasone and salmeterol) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Whether you are using the Advair Diskus® or the Advair® HFA inhaler
- Your age
- Whether you are taking Advair for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- The severity of your asthma
- Other medications (including asthma medications) you may be taking.
As always, do not adjust your Advair dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Dosing for the Advair DiskusFor asthma treatment, the recommended Advair Diskus dose depends on your age and other asthma medications you have taken. For children ages 4 to 11, the recommended dose is one inhalation of Advair Diskus 100/50 twice daily, about 12 hours apart. For older children and adults, Advair dosing will depend on the dose of other asthma medications taken in the past, varying from Advair Diskus 100/50 twice daily to Advair Diskus 500/50 twice daily.
The recommended Advair Diskus dose for COPD treatment is Advair Diskus 250/50 twice daily.
Dosing for the Advair HFA InhalerThe recommended Advair HFA inhaler dose for asthma depends on the dose of other asthma medications taken in the past, varying from two inhalations of Advair HFA 45/21 twice daily to two inhalations of Advair HFA 230/21 twice daily.