Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate, salmeterol) is a highly-efficient medicine used for long-term control of asthma. It's supposed to be used to control and prevent an attack of asthma, while you will need some other inhaler (short-term kind) to stop an attack that has already started. You can use this medicine twice a day - usually once in the morning and once in the evening. Never exceed your inhalation dose, even if cannot feel the taste of this medication. The diskus should be used in a horizontal position to make sure your treatment is going as planned and you are doing everything right. Make sure the diskus is always dry. It's recommended to rinse the mouth with some water to avoid an infection. You need to do it every time after inhaling the medicine. The following side effects are possible if you are taking this medicine regularly - even if you follow all the recommendations your health care provider gave: vomiting, bronchitis, gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, sore throat, headaches, difficulty speaking, diarrhea, upper respiratory infection, muscle pain, and cough. Some of these side effects can be mild and go away on their own, while other ones can sometimes get more severe and require the attention of your health care provider. Make sure you call the doctor that prescribed Advair Diskus and ask about the side effects that seem bothersome to rule out the possibility of something going wrong in your treatment. Call your health care provider immediately if you develop shortness of breath, hives, bronchial spasms, swelling, attacks of asthma, rash, and any other symptoms of the kind. and they do not respond to the treatment with this medicine. Advair Diskus is expected to be highly efficient, but some patient need a dose adjustment or some other changes need to be made to their treatment schedule. The following drugs have been reported to interact with Advair Diskus sometimes making it less efficient: beta blockers, water pills, tricyclic antidepressants, ketoconazole, long-acting inhalers, ritonavir, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. If you are using any of the medications mentioned, make sure you talk to your doctor about the possibility to continue using them. If you are not sure how the medicine you are taking at the moment is supposed to be classified - consult your pharmacist or your doctor. You can also use an online pill identifier or read the label of this medicine carefully to make sure using Advair Diskus is safe and efficient for you. Serious health effects are possible if you happen to overdose. Report to your local emergency center the following symptoms: tremor, headache, muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, and fast heartbeat. This drug is unlikely to stop an attack of asthma that has already started. You will need to use some short-term inhaler for that purpose. Do not give your inhaler to other people and always make sure you keep it dry and clean. That way you have a better chance of getting the most benefits out of your treatment.