• carol meyer carol meyer
    November 10, 2008
    Will I have to use the Advair disc for the rest of my life?
    carol meyer carol meyer
    November 10, 2008

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

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  • John Bottrell
    Health Pro
    November 10, 2008
    John Bottrell
    Health Pro
    November 10, 2008

    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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  • sandra November 20, 2008
    sandra
    November 20, 2008

    yes

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  • Phyllis Minnich November 20, 2008
    Phyllis Minnich
    November 20, 2008

    yes

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  •  mrsfjl November 20, 2008
     mrsfjl
    November 20, 2008

    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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