I’ve become well acquainted with Advair, though I don’t use the device personally. My best friend who recently moved in with me and my grandfather both use the Advair diskus because they have COPD and it helps their lungs and their breathing. Advair is not very pleasant to use because of how it tastes and I have to remind my friend twice a day to use it because she hates the taste and the feel of it in her mouth (a powder). Advair comes in a purple diskus and you pull a lever that administers one dose for you to use.
This article will first tell you some side events of Advair, and then my best friend’s personal story with experiencing the side effects.
Advair Side Effects: Coping with Side Effects of Advair #1: Side Effects
MedTV says that common side events of Advair are headaches, upper respiratory tract infections (common cold), sore throat, Bronchitis, nausea and vomiting. Other side effects can be a sinus infection, muscle pain, bone pain, fever, menstrual problems, thrush (in the mouth), bloody nose, dizziness, muscle cramps, hoarseness to voice, diarrhea and stomach pain. There are some side effects where you should contact your doctor immediately. They are Osteoporosis, depression, breathing problems worsening, irregular heart rhythm, a very fast heart rate, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, agitation, aggression, anxiety, restlessness, eye problems, frequent or severe infection of any kind and signs of an allergic reaction that can’t be explained.
Advair Side Effects: Coping with Side Effects of Advair #2: Personal Story with Side Effects
My best friend moved in with us a few months ago. At my insistence she went to the doctor because she’d been feeling poorly and it turned out that she has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The doctor prescribed her an Advair Diskus to use twice a day, telling her to rinse her mouth out after each use or she could get a yeast infection in her mouth. If you do research on the internet, you’ll read that most people don’t feel or taste the powder from the diskus when they inhale. Unfortunately this is not true in my friend’s case. She can taste the powder and it leaves her feeling nauseous. She follows the doctor’s instructions and rinses out her mouth immediately but the sick feeling lasts for a little while.
During her time of using the inhaler, she has had headaches more often and a sore throat. She didn’t have those that often before she started using the inhaler so she attributes it to that.
Ultimately, she finds the side effects to be bearable, though irritating that they disrupt her life.
Advair Side Effects: Coping with Side Effects of Advair #3: Coping with Side Effects
It’s hard to cope with side effects of a medicine that is supposed to help you. My best friend has sometimes “forgotten” her dose because it’s so unpleasant at times but when she hasn’t taken it, she notices that she feels worse because the Advair really helps her feel better. When she has a sore throat, she sucks on a throat drop that soothes sore throats and for headaches she takes Tylenol.
If you’re having side effects, you need to decide if they’re tolerable. For headaches, sore throat and diarrhea, you can take other pills to help with the problem. If you’re dizzy, lay down for a few minutes and see if it helps. If you’re having other serious side effects, call your doctor right away for an appointment.
To try Advair for the first time, talk to your doctor and visit the Advair website to get some money saving coupons.