Health Notes

Advair Diskus

Common brand names:

Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, Seretide

This drug combines two primary active ingredients: salmeterol and fluticasone.

Salmeterol is a member of the drug family known as long-acting, beta-adrenergic bronchodilators (also called beta-agonists). It is inhaled orally, into the lungs, to treat asthma and prevent bronchospasm. Salmeterol is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Fluticasone is a type of corticosteroid that is inhaled orally to treat and prevent asthma, as well as other inflammatory conditions of the lungs that restrict breathing. Oral corticosteroids are inhaled into the nose to treat and prevent symptoms of hay fever and other allergies, and some may be used to prevent recurrence of nasal polyps after surgical removal.

Some of the information in this article pertains to inhaled corticosteroids in general, not fluticasone specifically. The interactions reported here may not apply to all the Also Indexed As terms. Talk to your doctor or chemist if you are taking any of these drugs.

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

Types of interactions:beneficial= Beneficialadverse= Adversecheck= Check
dnicon_BeneficialReplenish Depleted Nutrients
dnicon_BeneficialReduce Side Effects


dnicon_BeneficialSupport Medicine
dnicon_AvoidReduces Effectiveness


dnicon_AvoidPotential Negative Interaction


dnicon_CheckExplanation Required 
The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the Uses and Precautions tabs or the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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