Safety Concerns With Advair
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?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.)
What If I Overdose on Advair?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.)