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User Reviews for Advair Diskus

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Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Asthma, Maintenance
7.9
   
66 reviews 122 medications
COPD, Maintenance
6.8
   
24 reviews 50 medications
Summary of Advair Diskus reviews 7.6 90 reviews

Reviews for Advair Diskus

For Asthma, Maintenance "I have been using this purple disk since childhood. I’m in my mid 20’s. I never realized how effective this was until I stopped my asthma meds altogether (this inhaler & another smaller one). I needed to see the doctor that I avoided for about 3 months but I had an actual asthma attack. It was scary as heck. When I finally went in my Dr. explained the importance of my inhaler because the steroid is that powerful. I went back on it & immediately recognized a huge difference. It’s helped me for a decade. No doubt. It is pricey though."

   
9.0

Mountain girl April 1, 2019

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For COPD, Maintenance "Advair does work really well But the disk spray is terrible. This medicine is very expensive, they should work on new container. you have to clean it a ot, and when you do the number of use goes down to 0 when it has plenty in it..then you have to waste medicine using it in the air to see if there is any left.This medicine is so expensive they should look in to fixing the container it comes in.."

   
9.0

Joe (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 13, 2019

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For Asthma, Maintenance "I have moderate persistent asthma and severe allergies. I was taking a different medication and had several all night asthma attacks, daily episodes, and pleurisy for months. My doctor switched me to Advair 250/50 three days ago and the difference is night and day. Today is the first day in three months that I haven’t had any symptoms. I feel like a new person. Adviar is the best asthma medication I’ve tried, and today, I’m enjoying breathing deeply!"

   
8.0

Musicgal (taken for less than 1 month) November 17, 2018

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For COPD, Maintenance "Been on this 5 days, so far pleased with results, need to work on the price. With every boomer coming along a large share of this growing market. Hey GSK you want to own this market ?"

   
9.0

TJ (taken for less than 1 month) November 13, 2018

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For COPD, Maintenance "I have been on advair diskus for almost a month, By the third day I noticed a difference, I feel normal! The constant mucus is gone, and I'm breathing normally."

   
10

Will (taken for less than 1 month) April 28, 2018

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For Asthma, Maintenance "After struggling with a series of ineffective corticosteroid inhalers, leukotriene modifiers, and antihistamines for nightly asthma episodes that set in in April 2014, I finally asked my doctor about Advair Diskus. I was very hesitant to use it because I was alarmed about the black box warning on this product and because I got a really nasty sore throat when I was on this when I was 6 or 7. I'm really glad I tried this medication. 250/50 brought my nightly episodes down to four days a week and my current dose of 500/50 has me only needing my albuterol inhaler one or two nights per week. It's been a fantastic drug for me! The $60 copay isn't too terrible, which is also a plus."

   
10

Youmu (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 13, 2018

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For Asthma, Maintenance "I have been using Advair 250/50 for 17 years. It works for me. I rarely have to use my rescue inhaler. I have noticed a rapid heartbeat from time to time, and I am assuming it is from this. Right now, with my Prescription insurance, it is $150.00 for a 90 day supply. I will be on Medicare next year, and I checked the prescription plan my husband is currently on, and it is going to cost me $415.00 for a 90 day supply. Seriously, how do these Pharmaceutical companies get away with this???? Also, why isn't it in a generic form yet? I really would love to stop taking this."

   
8.0

Holyfieldsmom (taken for 10 years or more) March 1, 2018

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For Asthma, Maintenance "The discus from my mail order pharmacy costs $222. / month. The HFA ( sprayer ) form costs about $ 35. / month."

   
9.0

APELX (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 1, 2018

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For Asthma, Maintenance "After using the Advair disc for less than a week. Realized that I had lost ability to taste food within 2-3 days of starting. Sense of taste has never returned. I reported this to Glaxo and physician. Neither followed up beyond my call."

   
1.0

Linda N (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2017

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For Asthma, Maintenance "Things that they don't tell you about this poison. The only thing I was told about this stuff was the possible weight gain. They never said that asthma can be cured. They never told me about the extreme mood swings. etc.. I can go on and on and on. Do your self a favor and research all the natural cures for asthma. You will be amazed what you find out."

   
1.0

Dumb-Ass December 19, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "I've been on Advair Diskus 250/50 for almost one month since being out of the hospital where I coded from COPD. Needless to say I have quit smoking after 30 years (cold turkey) I can actually breathe & no more wheezing. Only drawback is financially it cost $530 & I now have a thick mucus in the back of my throat that I remember having when I once had pneumonia. My throat stays sore & I am so afraid of coming down with pneumonia. Because of this I am going to try using Advair once a day instead of twice a day. I also have nasal drip all night as well."

   
9.0

Southrn_Granny December 16, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "I first began using Advair after my second two week stay in the hospital for upper respiratory infection. For much of my youth and all of my young adult life up to this point 1997, I had constant shortness of breath and periodic times where I was unable to regulate my breathing without a bronchial inhaler 5, 6 or more times a day. The first time I used Advair I noticed a difference and within days I was breathing like I was 12 years old again. I could not believe the difference. It was night and day. I know that other users may not get the same level of relief, but for me it has been a miracle."

TheDom (taken for 10 years or more) December 13, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "I have used the 250/50 disks but I don't use it as much as I'm prescribed "

   
7.0

Bpnj1 October 25, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "On medicare and hit the donut hole in August, Have to pay $185. for one month. Way to much for something thats helping me breathe. Something I have to have. When is a generic or something affordable coming out."

   
10

Cootiepie September 28, 2017

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For Asthma, Maintenance "My doctor said I have "reactive cough asthma". I tried Advair for a month. It neither helped nor made things worse. I think it might just be allergy of some sort, or maybe acid reflux. Who knows?"

Coughing gal (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "My husband has used advair for about 15 yrs, works great. Dr have tried other inhalers but saw no difference, hope we get a generic advair soon."

   
10

Anonymous September 10, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "Doesn't work well for me. Still short of breath and I haven't noticed any improvement. I've been using it for a month."

   
3.0

1960 bjk (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 27, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "Does not work for me at all. Also caused diarrhea and sore throat."

   
1.0

suesue62 April 21, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "By the third day I had lost my voice, developed pneumonia, been unable to cough out production from my lungs, scarred my lungs even further. I would expect this product to be removed by the FDA soon. If the condition lasts, I'll be seeking legal council."

   
1.0

Voiceless&Breathless (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "I have both asthma symptoms and copd so advair was given to me for the asthma first. It really helped me breathe better and it is a great med for long term control. As my copd progressed, I was unable to get a good breath to inhale from the diskus so my doc changed me to the HFA inhaler form. Advair is great and effective and I sure know when I have run out how much it helps me breathe."

   
9.0

Lpit180 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 16, 2017

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For COPD, Maintenance "The very next day after starting Advair my life improved dramatically. I am not kidding....this stuff really works. I now do 40 min of yoga and a full mile of accelarated aerobic walking (20 min) 5 days a week. After that I immediately grab my oximeter....it is almost always at 97 or 98. My dr. says am in severe stage and functioning and a level 1. I don't even use my nebulizer and Aluteral anymore. I am 71 yrs old and am being fully honest."

   
9.0

bro3432 December 15, 2016

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"had bad reaction, face and nose bright red, knees feel like I have heating pad on them, lips tingle, no appitite-only had 3 doses"

   
1.0

Sue Roach December 9, 2016

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For Asthma, Maintenance "Was using Pulmicort for years for asthma maintenance; I found it made a difference but would stop working for periods of time. I asked my physician to switch me to something else and she put me on this. A marked difference. This has a steroid as well as a stimulant (to open your lungs upon inhalation, much like a rescue inhaler, which Pulmicort did not have). I forgot to refill my Advair this month (I mail order three months at a time with my insurance, WAY cheaper) and have been without for about 4 days. I can definitely tell the difference. My rescue inhaler use has gone up, and subsequently goes way down (to almost nonexistent) when I'm on Advair. Highly recommended."

   
9.0

MLU8 December 5, 2016

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For Asthma, Maintenance "Extremely helpful in reducing my need for nebulizer in the winter. I seem to have more energy too. Took it years ago, now have gone made the switch back from another inhaled steroid that didn't work as well. The asthma related death scares me. But I'm young and healthy for the most part."

   
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koobabe (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2016

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For Asthma, Maintenance "Advair is effective in treating my asthma. Unfortunately, I often feel restless, agitated and maybe anxious. I'm thinking of getting off of the drug, but am afraid my asthma will get worse. I'll probably try gradually weaning off and have an emergency inhaler nearby. I'm just growing tired of the side effects. I may also look into another drug if my asthma gets worse after quitting Advair."

   
7.0

Cabo Bob (taken for 10 years or more) October 24, 2016

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