Prevent Advair Drug Complications

Side effects are undesired and harmful associated with medication even when the drug is administered in prescribed doses. Side effects are common with many prescribed drugs and may appear as serious or mild, permanent or temporary. It is not necessary that side effects may be observed in all patients. However, they do show up and in some cases become a very serious issue. Therefore one must have a close watch on how the drug is affecting.

Side effects of Advair:

Available in two forms – Advair HFA Inhaler and Advair Diskus Powder, both of them have been known for different side effects, which are as follows:

Advair HFA Inhaler

Common side effects like headache, dizziness, pain in muscles and bone, irritation in throat, nausea, vomiting, and nervousness are noted. In case of severe effects like problem in breathing, severe allergic reactions, changes in behavior, blurred vision, pain in chest, irregular heartbeat a healthcare expert should be contacted immediately.

Other than the mentioned one, some more side effects known are:

  • Signs of infection seen as fever, cough, sore throat, persistent dizziness, change in the color or quantity of mucus, pain in ears
  • Severe allergic reactions noted as itching, rashes, hives, pain in chest, puffiness on mouth, lips, tongue or face
  • Drastic changes in behavior
  • Numbness/tingling in hands and feet
  • High blood sugar level seen in the form of symptoms like increased urination or thirst, drowsiness, confusion and more
  • Insomnia or trouble while sleeping
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Worsening of symptoms related with asthma

Advair Diskus Powder

Most common side effects associated with the administration of this medicine are: headache, dizziness, diarrhea, persistent pain in bones and muscles, irritation in throat, vomiting, nervousness and more. Sometime a person may even experience some severe side effects. These side effects can be:

  • Severe allergic reactions as difficulty in breathing, itching, rashes, hives, swelling on face and more maybe seen
  • Blurring of vision and behavior changes
  • Severe signs of infection in the form of increased mucus production, pain in ear, fever, throat soreness, chills may be noted
  • Increased vaginal discharge and odor
  • Frequent symptoms of high blood sugar seen as increased urination or thirst, confusion, unusual weakness
  • Increased wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest which indicates worsening of COPD or asthma may be noted

The side effects mentioned have been found in around 1% of people who took Advair. Most effects are not much harmful, however quite a few may turn fatal at times. Asthma related deaths have also been noted among people taking Advair. It therefore becomes imperative to be careful and to discuss with your healthcare expert about the complete medical history in order to minimize the occurrence of such side-effects.