Asthma maintenance medication is used to treat the underlying cause of asthma - inflammation in the airways and lungs. Long-term bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs are taken on a regular basis to prevent asthma attacks and control chronic symptoms. These include inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta2 agonists, cromolyn, leukotriene-antagonists, theophylline and omalizumab.
Weight gain while using Advair is something that has been discussed a lot in asthma communities, as you can see here and here and here and here and here and here. Yet there has been very little documented evidence as to whether it is true or not. I was recently asked, "Does Advair cause weight gain?" My answer here was a swift, "Studies…