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Advair Diskus Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not use this medicine more than every 12 hours.

If you have asthma, be aware that using this medicine may increase your risk of dying from asthma- related problems. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medicine. NEVER use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.

If you are going to have surgery tell your doctor or health care professional that you are using this medicine. Try not to come in contact with people with the chicken pox or measles. If you do, call your doctor.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Black, tarry stools

blindness

blurred vision

burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs

chills

cough

decreased vision

difficulty with breathing or swallowing

eye pain

fast heartbeat

fever

headache

hives or welts

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

nausea or vomiting

noisy breathing

painful or difficult urination

sensation of pins and needles

shortness of breath

skin itching, rash, or redness

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

stabbing pain in the arms or legs

swelling of the face, throat, or tongue

swollen glands

tearing

unusual bleeding or bruising

wheezing

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

backache

bruising

darkening of the skin

decrease in height

diarrhea

difficulty with moving

dizziness

facial hair growth in females

fainting

fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

flushed, dry skin

fractures

fruit-like breath odor

full or round face, neck, or trunk

heavy bleeding

increased hunger

increased thirst or urination

irritability

large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin

loss of sexual desire or ability

menstrual irregularities

mental depression

muscle pain or stiffness

muscle wasting

pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs

pain in the joints

sweating

troubled breathing

unexplained weight loss

unusual tiredness or weakness

weight gain

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Chest pain or tightness

confusion

convulsions (seizures)

decreased urine output

dry mouth

faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

general feeling of discomfort or illness

high blood pressure

loss of appetite

mood changes

nervousness

numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips

sudden sweating

tremors

trouble with sleeping

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Body aches or pain

choking

congestion

dryness of the throat

high-pitched noise when breathing

hoarseness

runny nose

sneezing

trouble with swallowing

voice changes

Less common

Cough-producing mucus

flu-like symptoms

irritation or inflammation of the eye

muscle pain

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

sleep disorders

stuffy nose

white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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