Advair is a popular prescription medication that combines two asthma medications into one metered dose inhaler. Patients sometimes spell it as Advar or Advir, but it is really Advair.
An asthma attack is caused by one or all of the following physiologic processes; excess mucous production, bronchospasm that tightens the airways reducing their size, and an overactive immune response. Advair can help provide long term control of these three asthma attack triggers.
Read on to learn more about Advair and how to save money on asthma medications with free Advair or Advair coupons.
Salmeterol - Serevent
Salmeterol is one component of Advair and is also
sold separately under the brand name Servent. Salmeterol is a long
acting bronchodiltaor that relaxes the smooth muscle of the airway.The salmeterol relaxes airways for up to twelve hours at a time.
Fluticasone Propionate - Flovent
Fluticasone propionate is the inhaled steroid
component of Advair and is sold separately as Flovent. Inhaled steroids
suppress the immune system (which also inhibits excess mucous
production) and prevents it from triggering asthma symptoms.
Advair comes in three different strengths, but is used just twice a day no matter how strong the dose. Patients
are typically instructed to take one puff in the morning and one puff
at night. However, be sure to follow any specific instructions from the
prescribing physician. Patients should note that, due to the steroid component, do not
discontinue Advair without first consulting with a physician.
Advair can be expensive, even with insurance as co-pays have risen in recent years. However, there are ways to save money on asthma medications like Advair. There are Advair coupons and a program that gives out free Advair available from the drug manufacturer. Here's how to get an Advair coupon or obtain a free Advair metered dose inhaler.
1.Visit Advair.com and go to the Coupons & Special Offers section for free Advair and Advair coupons.
2.Enroll in the 'Breath Easier' program under the
Coupons & Special Offers section. This program allows patients to
either print out Advair coupons for a free
Advair inhaler and coupons for discounts on future prescriptions. All that is required to register with the 'Breath Easier' program is an email address and a home address. (Note: For those that don't want to print coupons, it is possible to request them via mail.)
3.Redeem the free Advair coupon for a free Advair inhaler. Or use a discount coupon to save up to $10 a month on Advair inhalers. The $10 coupon can be printed monthly for ongoing savings.