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Old 11-18-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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avoid advair side effects

Advair has caused thrush, hoarseness, higher blood pressure readings. The inhaler spreads the powder over my tongue in back and sides and the roof of my mouth. In turn this affects my tender gums, causing further problems (gingevitis). Without advair my lung capacity and tolerance for normal exercise (walking 2 mi/day) is seriously compromised, which in turn is not good for pulmonary function. Are there alternative medications for long-lasting lung protection? I am an 81 yo male otherwise in decent health.

 
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Re: avoid advair side effects

Sorry I missed this post!

Switch to an HFA steroid and use it with a spacer. I couldn't stand the side effects of Advair, but I'm doing fantastic on Flovent.

Since Flovent is one medicine rather than two, you may need to add what's called a long-acting bronchiodilator.

But talk to your doctor and tell him you want an HFA medicine that CAN be used with spacer. Flovent or Qvar are options.

 
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:14 PM   #3
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Re: avoid advair side effects

I am 67 years old and have hypersensitive lungs. Or mild asthma.
I cannot and will not take asthma drugs of any kind. The inhalers dry me out and I'm actually worst than before. Our throats, esophagus and lungs need moisture. I play tennis and I never ever use the inhaler. My decision.

 
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Re: avoid advair side effects

I think my memory is worse since taking Advair - also I have thrush and my voice is tight and raspy and I definitely have a cough. Something is not right!

 
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Re: avoid advair side effects

Thrush and sore throat are normal side effects of Advair. You may do better with the HFA version (a regular canister inhaler) instead of the diskus.

Also, ask your doctor if you can manage on a plain steroid, rather than a combination medicine.

 
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