Common Advair Side Effects


The most commonly reported Advair side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (2041)
Asthma (1281)
Product Quality Issue (1258)
Cough (993)
Dysphonia (988)
Pneumonia (676)
Chest Discomfort (384)
Wheezing (357)
Dizziness (355)
Headache (344)
Death (336)
Candidiasis (326)
Chest Pain (315)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (275)
Malaise (257)
Fatigue (257)
Ill-defined Disorder (236)
Cataract (230)
Throat Irritation (230)
Heart Rate Increased (220)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Advair Side Effects Reported to FDA



Advair Side Effect Report#9996360
Chest Pain, Stress
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dyspnoea, who was treated with Advair (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 16, 2009), combined with:
  • Oxygen
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Chest Pain, Stress after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advair treatment in female patients, resulting in Chest Pain side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Advair Side Effect Report#9996353
Pneumonia, Cough, Dyspnoea, Oropharyngeal Pain
This report suggests a potential Advair Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Advair (dosage: 1puff Twice Per Day) starting NS. After starting Advair the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pneumonia, Cough, Dyspnoea, Oropharyngeal PainAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Fosamax
The patient was hospitalized. Although Advair demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia, may still occur.
Advair Side Effect Report#9996345
Loss Of Consciousness, Respiratory Arrest, Resuscitation, Life Support, Brain Hypoxia
This Loss Of Consciousness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 85-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Advair (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Carvedilol
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Simvastatin
  • Spiriva
When using Advair, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Loss Of Consciousness, Respiratory Arrest, Resuscitation, Life Support, Brain HypoxiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Loss Of Consciousness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advair Side Effect Report#9995401
Somnolence, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
This Somnolence side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Advair 250/50 (drug dosage: 1 Puff Twice Daily Inhalation), which was initiated on
Feb 18, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advair 250/50 the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Somnolence, Activities Of Daily Living ImpairedThese side effects may potentially be related to Advair 250/50.
Advair Side Effect Report#9992400
Ulcer Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: respiratory disorder, who was treated with Advair (dosage: NA, start time:
Apr 25, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ulcer Haemorrhage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advair treatment in male patients, resulting in Ulcer Haemorrhage side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Advair Side Effect Report#9992390
Investigation
This report suggests a potential Advair Hfa Investigation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 12-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma and used Advair Hfa (dosage: NA) starting
Jun 09, 2011. After starting Advair Hfa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: InvestigationAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Flonase
  • Ventolin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Advair Hfa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Investigation, may still occur.
Advair Side Effect Report#9992379
Arthralgia, Chest Discomfort, Eye Swelling, Swelling Face, Vision Blurred
This Arthralgia problem was reported by a pharmacist from CA. A 69-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Advair (dosage: 1puff Twice Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Apo-indomethacin
  • Celebrex
  • Diltiazem
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Spiriva
When using Advair, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Arthralgia, Chest Discomfort, Eye Swelling, Swelling Face, Vision BlurredAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Arthralgia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advair Side Effect Report#9992377
Adrenal Insufficiency, Blood Cortisol Decreased
This Adrenal Insufficiency side effect was reported by a physician from CA. A 8-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Advair Diskus (drug dosage: 250mcg Twice Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advair Diskus the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Adrenal Insufficiency, Blood Cortisol DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Advair Diskus.
Advair Side Effect Report#9992348
Gastric Infection, Dyspnoea, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Blood Glucose Increased
This is a report of a 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who was treated with Advair (dosage: 1puff Twice Per Day, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Pro-air
  • Ventolin
  • Spiriva
  • Albuterol Sulfate Nebulizer
  • Lomotil
  • Citalopram
  • Amlodipine
  • Atorvastatin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gastric Infection, Dyspnoea, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Blood Glucose Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advair treatment in male patients, resulting in Gastric Infection side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Advair Side Effect Report#9983762
Asthmatic Crisis
This report suggests a potential Advair Asthmatic Crisis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CA was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma and used Advair (dosage: 1puff Twice Per Day) starting 201111. After starting Advair the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Asthmatic CrisisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ventolin
  • Elocon
  • Diltiazem (180mg Per Day)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Advair demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Asthmatic Crisis, may still occur.
Advair Side Effect Report#9974118
Cardiac Pacemaker Insertion, Cardiac Disorder, Asthma
This Cardiac Pacemaker Insertion problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 33-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma. On NS this consumer started treatment with Advair (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advair, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardiac Pacemaker Insertion, Cardiac Disorder, AsthmaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Pacemaker Insertion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advair Side Effect Report#9974116
Spinal Fracture
This Spinal Fracture side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Advair Hfa (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 19, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ventolin
.After starting to take Advair Hfa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Spinal FractureThese side effects may potentially be related to Advair Hfa. The patient was hospitalized.
Advair Side Effect Report#9974092
Diabetes Mellitus
This is a report of a 64-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Advair (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 09, 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diabetes Mellitus after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advair treatment in male patients, resulting in Diabetes Mellitus side effect.
Advair Side Effect Report#9974087
Cellulitis, Renal Impairment, Psoriasis
This report suggests a potential Advair Hfa Cellulitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Advair Hfa (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 29, 2004. After starting Advair Hfa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cellulitis, Renal Impairment, PsoriasisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ventolin
  • Wellbutrin
  • Coreg
The patient was hospitalized. Although Advair Hfa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cellulitis, may still occur.
Advair Side Effect Report#9971701
Chest Pain, Insomnia, Nervousness, Night Sweats, Heart Rate Increased, Asthenia
This Chest Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bronchitis. On NS this consumer started treatment with Advair Diskus (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Advair Diskus, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Chest Pain, Insomnia, Nervousness, Night Sweats, Heart Rate Increased, AstheniaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Chest Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advair Side Effect Report#9964327
This Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Advair (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 02, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advair the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: These side effects may potentially be related to Advair.
Advair Side Effect Report#9964322
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Transfusion
This is a report of a 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Advair (dosage: NA, start time:
Jul 27, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Transfusion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advair treatment in female patients, resulting in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Advair Side Effect Report#9964314
Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This report suggests a potential Advair Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and used Advair (dosage: NA) starting 2004. After starting Advair the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Advair demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Failure, may still occur.
Advair Side Effect Report#9964312
Investigation
This Death problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. On 2003 this consumer started treatment with Advair (dosage: 1puff Twice Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Combivent Respimat
  • Lisinopril
  • Calcitriol
  • Allopurinol
  • Furosemide
  • Amiodarone
  • Diltiazem
  • Pantoprazole
When using Advair, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: InvestigationThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advair Side Effect Report#9964013
Convulsion, Head Injury
This Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Advair (drug dosage: 1puff Twice Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Advair the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Convulsion, Head InjuryThese side effects may potentially be related to Advair.
Advair Side Effect Report#9964009
Dyspnoea, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Dysphagia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This is a report of a 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who was treated with Advair Hfa (dosage: 2puff Twice Per Day, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Spiriva
  • Duoneb
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dyspnoea, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Dysphagia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advair Hfa treatment in male patients, resulting in Dyspnoea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Advair Side Effect Report#9943171
Thrombosis
This report suggests a potential Advair Thrombosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma and used Advair (dosage: NA) starting
Dec 11, 2012. After starting Advair the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: ThrombosisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Advair demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Thrombosis, may still occur.
Advair Side Effect Report#9943154
Pulmonary Fibrosis, Dyspnoea
This Death problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 87-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary fibrosis. On NS this consumer started treatment with Advair (dosage: 1puff Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Namenda
  • Aricept
When using Advair, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pulmonary Fibrosis, DyspnoeaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Advair Side Effect Report#9943149
Mental Impairment, Myocardial Infarction, Haemorrhage, Transfusion, Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion, Pneumonia, Pericardial Effusion, Swelling, Gastrointestinal Disorder
This Mental Impairment side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The patient was prescribed Advair (drug dosage: 1puff Twice Per Day), which was initiated on 2004. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Novolog Insulin
  • Potassium
  • Lisinopril
  • Furosemide
  • Warfarin
  • Simvastatin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Allopurinol
.After starting to take Advair the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Mental Impairment, Myocardial Infarction, Haemorrhage, Transfusion, Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion, Pneumonia, Pericardial Effusion, Swelling, Gastrointestinal DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Advair. The patient was hospitalized.
Advair Side Effect Report#9943101
Thrombosis, Paranasal Sinus Hypersecretion
This is a report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: emphysema, who was treated with Advair (dosage: 1puff Twice Per Day, start time:
Oct 13, 2004), combined with:
  • Ventolin
  • Synthroid
  • Coumadin
  • Oxygen
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Thrombosis, Paranasal Sinus Hypersecretion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Advair treatment in female patients, resulting in Thrombosis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Advair on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Advair Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Dyspnoea 1298
Asthma 811
Product Quality Issue 767
Cough 668
Dysphonia 657
Pneumonia 383
Chest Discomfort 256
Headache 250
Wheezing 248
Candidiasis 241

What are common Advair Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Dyspnoea 734
Product Quality Issue 489
Asthma 466
Dysphonia 329
Cough 324
Pneumonia 293
Death 196
Chest Discomfort 125
Dizziness 125
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 120

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    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Advair reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
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    Advair Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0173-0695
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name ADVAIR DISKUS
    Name fluticasone propionate and salmeterol
    Dosage Form POWDER
    Route RESPIRATORY (INHALATION)
    On market since 20010228
    Labeler GlaxoSmithKline LLC
    Active Ingredient(s) FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE; SALMETEROL XINAFOATE
    Strength(s) 100; 50
    Unit(s) ug/1; ug/1
    Pharma Class Adrenergic beta2-Agonists [MoA],beta2-Adrenergic Agonist [EPC],Corticosteroid [EPC],Corticosteroid H

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 11411

    Advair safety alerts: 2010 2005 2003

    Reported deaths: 557

    Reported hospitalizations: 1497

    Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder): Stolen Product Warning

    [Posted 07/16/2010]

    AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Patient

    ISSUE: Certain Advair Diskus inhalers stolen from a distribution warehouse in 2009 have been found in some pharmacies. The safety and effectiveness of the stolen inhalers cannot be assured and they should not be used.

    The lot numbers, doses, and quantities of the stolen Advair Diskus inhalers are:

    • Lot 9ZP2255 - NDC 0173-0696-00, Advair Diskus 250/50, 60 Dose, Exp: Sep 2010 (14,400 inhalers)
    • Lot 9ZP3325 - NDC 0173-0697-00, Advair Diskus 500/50, 60 Dose, Exp: Sep 2010 (11,200 inhalers)

    BACKGROUND: Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) is an inhaler used to treat patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The products were reported stolen in August 2009 from a GlaxoSmithKline warehouse near Richmond, Va. The inhalers found recently were the first from the stolen lots to be found in commerce. However, more stolen product may still be on the market and the FDA continues to aggressively investigate the matter.

    Stolen medicine may be harmful because it may have been stored at the wrong temperature or humidity or other improper conditions, may degrade or lose potency, become contaminated, or may have been tampered with or handled improperly while outside of the legitimate supply chain.

    RECOMMENDATION: Patients who have products with these lot numbers should immediately stop using them, contact GlaxoSmithKline’s Customer Response Center at 888-825-5249, and follow-up with their physician or pharmacist to obtain a proper replacement.

    Pharmacists and wholesalers who find Advair Diskus inhalers bearing these lot numbers should remove them from shelves and contact the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) at 800-551-3989. The agency also is asking for the public's help in reporting any information regarding these inhalers, including suspicious or unsolicited offers for the Advair Diskus lots in question, to OCI or by visiting the OCI website.


    [07/16/2010 - News Release - FDA]
    [07/16/2010 - Consumer Update - FDA]

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