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Monday, November 10, 2008 carol meyer, Community Member, asks

Q: Will I have to use the Advair disc for the rest of my life?

I have copd and am curious of how long I will have to use it.

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John Bottrell, Health Pro
11/10/08 9:09pm

That's a very good question.  The medicines in Advair (Sevevent and Flovent) are preventative medicines with the sole intent on preventing asthma and COPD flair ups.  If you use it as recommended (1 puff twice a day or as prescribed), it is proven effective and safe.  This is the kind of medicine that you have to take EVERY DAY even when you are feeling well.  If Advair works for you, then chances are you MAY need to take it rest of your life, unless a better medicine is some day invented.

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mrsfjl, Community Member
11/20/08 4:04pm

You will probably have to use it forever if it helps your breathing unless a new medication is found that will work better.  I have COPD and asthma and know how well it keep me from flare ups.  I am resigned to the fact that I will use medications forever.  It sure beats the alternatives; suffering to breathe or flare ups.  I also work hard to avoid people with colds because I always get bronchitis or pneumonia not a common cold.

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sandra, Community Member
11/20/08 5:40pm

yes

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Phyllis Minnich, Community Member
11/20/08 9:39pm

yes

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By carol meyer, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/20/12, First Published: 11/10/08