Asthma Home > Advair Diskus 250/50
The 250/50 dosage of Advair® (fluticasone and salmeterol) Diskus is in the middle of the range of available strengths. It contains 60 doses with 250 mcg fluticasone and 50 mcg salmeterol per dose. The Advair Diskus is used differently than older inhalers. It contains small foil pockets that are filled with the powder. These pockets are punctured and the powder is inhaled using your own breath.
For preventing airway spasms in children over the age of 11 and adults who have asthma, Advair dosing will depend on the dose of other asthma medications taken in the past. This dosage will vary from Advair Diskus 100/50 twice daily to Advair Diskus 500/50 twice daily. For children ages 4 to 11, the recommended dose is lower, one inhalation of Advair Diskus 100/50 twice daily, about 12 hours apart.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
For people who are using the Advair Diskus for treating COPD, the recommended dose is 250/50 twice daily.
(Click Advair Dosage for more detailed information about Advair Diskus, a list of general guidelines that healthcare providers often base their dosage recommendations on, and some tips on taking the medication.)