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advair diskus can cause serious side effects, including:

  • fungal infection of the mouth or throat (thrush). rinse your mouth with water without swallowing after using advair diskus to help reduce the chance of getting thrush.
  • pneumonia. People with COPD are more likely to get pneumonia. advair diskus may increase the chance that you will get pneumonia. call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
    • increased production of mucus (sputum)
    • change in color of mucus
    • fever
    • chills
    • increased cough
    • increased breathing problems
    • weakened immune system and increased chance of infection (immunosuppression).
    • reduced adrenal function (adrenal insufficiency). Adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough steroid hormones. this can happen when you stop taking oral corticosteroids (such as prednisone) and start taking medicine that contains an inhaled steroid (such as advair diskus). During this transition period, when your body is under stress such as fever, trauma (such as a car accident), infection, surgery, or worse symptoms of COPD, adrenal insufficiency can worsen and lead to death. symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include:
      • feeling tired
      • lack of energy
      • weakness
      • nausea and vomiting
      • low blood pressure (hypotension)
      • sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling your medication. If you have sudden breathing problems right after inhaling your medicine, stop using Advair Diskus and call your healthcare provider right away.
      • serious allergic reactions. call your healthcare provider or seek emergency medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:
        • rash
        • hives
        • swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue
        • breathing problems
        • effects on the heart.
          • increased blood pressure
          • fast or irregular heartbeat
          • chest pain
          • effects on the nervous system.
            • tremor
            • nervousness
            • thinning or weakness of the bones (osteoporosis).
            • slow growth in children. Your child’s growth should be monitored regularly by your health care provider while using advair diskus.
            • eye problems including glaucoma, increased pressure in the eye, cataracts, or other vision changes. You should have regular eye exams while using advair diskus.
            • changes in laboratory blood levels (sugar, potassium, certain types of white blood cells).
            • Common side effects of advair diskus include: Asthma:

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