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Old 06-08-2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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Help- how to use advair diskus

I was reading through the directions and im very confused. now as i am pushing the little lever to the right is that when I am supposed to inhale or is it after the level is all the way to the right when it clicks am I supposed to inhale? I didnt hear or feel and spurt of spray come out when I did this and hoping someone can help.

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Old 06-08-2008, 06:46 AM   #2
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Re: Help- how to use advair diskus

Hi Ginger

After you click the little lever all the way to the right you inhale the medicine. You won't hear it come out but it will. You may taste the powder as you are inhaling it some do some don;t . Make sure to rinse your mouth out afterwards to prevent getting thrush. I learned the hard way

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Re: Help- how to use advair diskus

Right be sure to rinse out before swallowing, also gargle to wash out the back part of throat. some people recommend a certain crest mouthwash too. Cant remember the name.

Old 06-08-2008, 01:23 PM   #4
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Re: Help- how to use advair diskus

thanks! so after i put the lever to the right the medicine wont come out until i start to inhale? Does the medicine stay in there until I inhale?

Old 06-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #5
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Re: Help- how to use advair diskus

Yes. Remember, it's a dry powder inhaler. There's no propellent, it's just your inhalation that moves it out of the device and into your lungs. Actually, I believe there's some pictures floating around on the internet of an Advair Diskus disassembled so you can get a better idea of how it works.

But keep in mind that once you pull the lever back, the medication is just sitting in an open reservoir, hence the caution in the instruction to be careful not to breathe into the diskus at all. Doing so will disperse the medication into the disk.

Old 06-08-2008, 05:43 PM   #6
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Re: Help- how to use advair diskus

If you are still confused or not sure you are using it right, I'd suggest taking it in with you the next time you go to your doctor's office. They can walk you through the steps or may even have you practice on a "dummy" inhaler. At my asthma/allergy clinic, it is poilcy that they make me practice on a dummy inhaler every time I go in for an appointment. It's a bit redundant but I feel good that they are checking.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:46 AM   #7
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Re: Help- how to use advair diskus

thanks everyone for the help, now i understand!

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