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Monday, April 19, 2010

What happens if you stop using Advair?

Every day at we get lots of asthma related questions. Below are some questions I thought my readers at the RT Cave would enjoy.

Your Question: What happen when I stop using Advair for a while & then using it again as needed?

My humble answer: Advair is a preventative medicine that takes 2-3 weeks to get into your system. The steroid in it (Flovent) treats and reduces inflammation so your lungs are stronger and better able to deal with your asthma triggers. The long acting bronchodilator (Serevent) in it treats and prevents bronchospasm. When you stop taking these, not only is your asthma more likely to flare up when you're exposed to your asthma triggers, you're flare-ups are are more likely to be more severe. Therefore it is recommended by asthma experts that if you're using Advair to control asthma, that you stay on it especially when you are feeling well.

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