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What is Advair Diskus used for?

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Advair Diskus is prescribed for the treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis, according to Advair.com. It is available by prescription only.

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Advair Diskus is generally only prescribed for asthma when inhaled corticosteroids or other long-term asthma control medications are not effective, notes Advair.com. It is not designed as a replacement for a rescue inhaler, and it is not effective in treating sudden COPD or asthma symptoms. Users of Advair Diskus are advised to only take one inhalation of the medication twice daily or as otherwise prescribed, since higher doses of the medicine are not beneficial. It is only prescribed for treatment of asthma in patients age 4 and up.

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