What are the latest updates regarding the risks of Advair?(and other LABA's)
I have seen legal ads that are targeted for the possible deadly side effects of Advair. There are news ads telling about risks of using Advair for more than 6 months. Having been on Advair for years, I worry about this.
Please share what you know.
Jun 2, '09
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
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salmeterol and formoterol are long-acting beta-agonists (labas) used in the treatment of moderate and severe asthma. labas are not an adequate controller therapy by themselves for asthma, & can potentially cause life-threatening asthma attacks if used alone... this risk been known for years, along with problem overuse of albuterol, or any other rescue medication, can place a person at risk for severe asthma attacks, and even death from asthma. a person with asthma therefore should always use an inhaled steroid for treatment of their asthma when a laba is required.
due to this issue advair developed to contain both ingredients: salmeterol xinafoate = laba and fluticasone propionate = steroid.
alert for healthcare professionals - fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate (marketed as advair diskus)
updated: june 30, 2008
[color=#2200cc]advair safety and side effects - advair safety and black box warning
december 11, 2008
fda panel says some asthma drugs too risky - wsj.com
for advair, the panel unanimously backed its use in adults, but more narrowly recommended it for children. the panel voted 23-3, with one member abstaining, for advair's use in adolescents ages 12 to 17, and voted 13-11 for its use in children ages 4 to 11, with three members abstaining.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 5, '09