Advair Problems

As with many other medications, Advair® (fluticasone and salmeterol) can cause problems. Some of the most common problems reported with Advair include:
If side effects do occur, they tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are some potentially serious problems with Advair that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience Advair problems such as:
  • Breathing problems that are becoming worse
  • A very fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Agitation, aggression, anxiety, or restlessness
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • A frequent or severe infection of any type
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Other Advair warnings and precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Also, you may not be able to take Advair if you have medical conditions such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and epilepsy.
(Click Advair Side Effects and Advair Warnings and Precautions for more information on possible problems that may occur while taking this medication, including potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical care.)
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