asthma-inhalers

OTC Asthma Inhalers

Over The Counter Rescue/Control Inhalers

General characteristics

Fluticasone Propionate is a preparation from the group of corticosteroids with a strong anti-inflammatory effect. It also blocks the allergic effect of substances like pollen, pet dander, dust mites and mold. Its anti-allergic effect is manifested as early as 2-4 hours after the first application. Fluticasone relieves sneezing, itching in the nose, symptoms like runny and stuffy nose, discomfort in the nasal sinuses and a feeling of pressure around the nose and eyes.

Fluticasone

Fluticasone is manufactured in the form of nasal spray; it looks like a white or almost white suspension.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity to Fluticasone Propionate or to any other component of the drug;
  • Children under four years.

Administration

Caution

If you are going to use an over-the-counter product to self-treat, read and follow all directions on the product package or in the attached patient information leaflet.

Advair HFA

advair-hfa

Advair HFA is an inhaler, which is used to treat asthma and symptoms of COPD.

This inhaler contains Salmeterol main working substance.

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Advair Diskus

advair-diskus

The drug Advair Diskus is also known as Salmeterol and Fluticasone

This drug will not help you to cure the bronchospasm and asthma completely. It is used to relieve the disease symptoms.

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Dosage

Use only intranasal. To achieve the full therapeutic effect, apply the drug regularly. The maximum therapeutic effect can be achieved after 3-4 days of therapy.

Adults, elderly patients and children over 12 years of age

For the prevention and treatment of seasonal and year-round allergic rhinitis, make two injections in each nostril once a day; best in the morning (200 mcg per day). In some cases, two injections can be applied in each nostril two times a day (400 mcg per day) for a short time to achieve the control of the symptoms, after which the dose should be reduced.

A maximal daily dose is 400 mcg (no more than 4 injections in each nostril).

Children between 4 to 12 years old

For the prevention and treatment of seasonal and all-year-round allergic rhinitis, one injection (50 mcg) in each nostril once per day, best in the morning.

Usage

Shake the container gently before each use. At the first use of the drug or after a break in its use for more than 1 week, it is necessary to check the serviceability of the spray: direct the tip away from you and make several pressings until a small cloudlet appears from the tip. Next, clean your nose (blow your nose thoroughly). Close one nostril and insert the tip into the other nostril. Tilt your head slightly forward, continuing to hold the bottle upright. Then you should start breathing in through your nose and, continuing to inhale, press once the canister with your fingers to spray the drug. Exhale through the mouth. Repeat the procedure a second time in the same nostril if necessary. Then repeat the above procedure completely by inserting the tip into the other nostril.

Side Effects

Nasal dryness/irritation, nausea, or even vomiting may take place. If any of these effects occurred, promptly consult your doctor.