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Drug Name:ADVAIR DISKUS
Manufacturer:GlaxoSmithKline
Other Info:

April 2008 ADD:4MGThis Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S.

Food and Drug Administration.ADVAIR DISKUS, DISKHALER, DISKUS, FLOVENT, ROTADISK, SEREVENT, and VENTOLIN are registered trademarks of GlaxoSmithKline.NORVIR and KALETRA are registered trademarks of Abbott Laboratories.GlaxoSmithKlineResearch Triangle Park, NC 27709©2008, GlaxoSmithKline.

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Indications and Usage

ADVAIR DISKUS is a combination product containing a corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist indicated for:Maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 4 years of age and older.

(1.1)Maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

(1.2)Important limitations:Not indicated for patients whose asthma can be managed by inhaled corticosteroids with occasional use of inhaled short-acting beta2-agonists.

(1.1)Not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.

(1.1, 1.2)
Asthma -- A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).

Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease -- A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.

Acute bronchospasm --

Contraindications
The use of ADVAIR DISKUS is contraindicated in the following conditions:Primary treatment of status asthmaticus or other acute episodes of asthma or COPD where intensive measures are required.Severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins [see Warnings and Precautions (5.11), Description (11)].
Status Asthmaticus -- A sudden intense and continuous aggravation of a state of asthma, marked by dyspnea to the point of exhaustion and collapse and not responding to the usual therapeutic efforts.

Asthma -- A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).

Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.


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