fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler, Advair Diskus, Advair HFA

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GENERIC NAME: fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler

BRAND NAME: Advair Diskus, Advair HFA

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Advair is a combination of inhaled drugs that is used to treat asthma and chronic bronchitis. In patients with asthma, the smaller airways (bronchioles) through which air moves in and out of the lungs can be narrowed by accumulation of mucus, spasm of the muscles that surround these airways, or swelling of the lining of the airways due to inflammation. Airway narrowing leads to symptoms of shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, and congestion. Medications used in treating asthma include those that open airways, called bronchodilators, and those that reduce inflammation.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/11/2015

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