Generic Name(s): fluticasone salmeterol
Drug Class: Beta Agonist + Corticosteroid Combinations
Treats: COPD, Asthma
Advair Diskus (fluticasone salmeterol) is a combination inhalation drug that is used to prevent asthma attacks. The drug is also used to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Advair Diskus helps to relieve inflammation in the lungs. The prescription drug is not for use after an asthma attack has started.
Advair Diskus is used to manage and prevent symptoms caused by asthma such as shortness of breath and wheezing or ongoing lung disease. Advair Diskus is also used to treat the symptoms of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Advair Diskus contains two medications, fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is in a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling and inflammation of the airways.
Advair Diskus is classified under a group of medicines known as long-acting beta agonists. It works by helping open up the air passage in the lungs to make breathing easier. To benefit fully from Advair Diskus, be sure to use it regularly.