What is Fluticasone-Salmeterol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Advair Diskus Advair HFA Seretide Show all

false

This is a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol. It is an inhalant preparation that is used for maintenance treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 412 223
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 122 91
Asthma 70 45
Breathing difficulty 26 12
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 12 5
Bronchitis 11 1

Show all 51 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 33
Mild 80
None 254

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluticasone-Salmeterol

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 12
Oral thrush (candidiasis) 8
Hoarseness 4
Bad taste in mouth 3
Cough 3
Mouth sores (ulcers) 3

Show all 70 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluticasone-Salmeterol

Dosage Patients
250-50 mcg/puff twice daily 17
250 mcg-50 mcg twice daily 11
2 x 500 mcg-50 mcg daily 10
500-50 mcg/puff twice daily 9
2 x 250 mcg-50 mcg daily 7
100 mcg-50 mcg daily 5
100-50 mcg/puff twice daily 5
250 mcg-50 mcg daily 5
250-50 mcg/puff daily 4
500 mcg-50 mcg twice daily 4

See all 33 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Fluticasone-Salmeterol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 43
Other 36
Did not seem to work 28
Course of treatment ended 22
Expense 20
Side effects too severe 19
Change in health plan coverage 13
Personal research 7
See all 151 patients who’ve stopped taking Fluticasone-Salmeterol

Duration

Currently taking Fluticasone-Salmeterol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 36
10 years or more 39

Stopped taking Fluticasone-Salmeterol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 19
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 32
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 10
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 221
Usually 105
Sometimes 32
Never taken as prescribed 16
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 36
A little hard to take 63
Not at all hard to take 266
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 9
$50-99 21
$25-49 76
< $25 96
Not specified 161

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluticasone-Salmeterol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 6
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 5
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 4
Formoterol-mometasone (Dulera) 4
Fluticasone furoate-Vilanterol (Breo Ellipta) 2

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fluticasone-Salmeterol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 10
Fluticasone furoate-Vilanterol (Breo Ellipta) 5
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 4
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 2
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 2

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

33 patient evaluations for Fluticasone-Salmeterol

239 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

charkimber
50769 thumb
charkimber
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Severe
57 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

See charkimber's full Fluticasone-Salmeterol history

May 19, 2017 (Started Dec 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg-50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: It works extremely well. However, I have run into a problem with getting all the medication into my lungs. Bummer my doctor said there is no liquid form for Advair Discus. Also for each discus my co-pay is $90 each!! I tried to go without it, but I had too many flares during the night.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
firefly84
88141 thumb
firefly84
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: Autonomic Neuropathy 25 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Autonomic Neuropathy

See firefly84's full Fluticasone-Salmeterol history

Jun 1, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pneumonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Asthma)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Thrush)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 230 mcg-21 mcg Twice daily

Feb 8, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pneumonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Asthma)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Thrush)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 230 mcg-21 mcg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Mamaw5
30389 thumb
Mamaw5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Mamaw5's full Fluticasone-Salmeterol history

Feb 18, 2016 (Started Jul 19, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 33 patient evaluations for Fluticasone-Salmeterol