Safety Concerns With Advair
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food (especially milk), dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Advair and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Advair and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Advair Warnings and Precautions for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much Advair may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Chest pain (angina)
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Shakiness (tremors)
- Dry mouth
- Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
- Insomnia or fatigue
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or a fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- Low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
- Cardiac arrest
- Loss of life.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Advair Overdose for more information.)