Advair Diskus is a prescription inhaler that can help control the symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). While these inhalers are very popular, it is estimated that more than half of people with asthma use their inhalers incorrectly.
Follow these pharmacist tips to make sure you’re getting the full benefit of your Advair Diskus inhaler.
TIP #1: Hold your inhaler correctly.
Dry-powder inhalers such as Advair DISKUS should be held in a level and flat position. Hold DISKUS in your left hand and place the thumb of your right hand in the thumb grip. Slide the lever until you hear it click. Your dose is now ready.
TIP #2: Watch your breath.
Exhale deeply away from the diskus then put your mouth on opening and inhale deep and fast! Dry-powder inhalers often require more force to inhale your medicine. Make sure to hold your breath for 10 seconds after inhaling your dose then breathe out fully.
TIP #3: Clean up after.
After each dose, rinse your mouth out with water and spit it out. Do not swallow the water! This will help prevent you from developing a fungal infection from leftover medication in your mouth and/or throat.
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