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Is there more you can do to help manage your asthma?

If you are 12 years or older, this short quiz will provide a score that you should share with your healthcare provider to help assess your treatment plan.

For children 4 to 11 years old, there is a different quiz called the Childhood Asthma Control Test. This 7-question quiz is answered by the child and caregiver.

How to take the ASTHMA CONTROL TEST™

Answer each question by choosing from one of the five options. A number score will appear in the column to the right. When you're finished, press "SUBMIT" to view your score.

1. In the past 4 weeks, how much of the time did your asthma keep you from getting as much done at work, school or at home?    
All of the time Most of the time Some of the time A little of the time None of the time
2. During the past 4 weeks, how often have you had shortness of breath?    
More than once a day Once a day 3 to 6 times a week Once or twice a week Not at all
3. During the past 4 weeks, how often did your asthma symptoms (wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain) wake you up at night or earlier than usual in the morning?    
4 or more nights a week 2 or 3 nights a week Once a week Once or twice Not at all
4. During the past 4 weeks, how often have you used your rescue inhaler or nebulizer medication (such as albuterol)?    
3 or more times per day 1 or 2 times per day 2 or 3 times per week Once a week or less Not at all
5. How would you rate your asthma control during the past 4 weeks?    
Not controlled at all Poorly controlled Somewhat controlled Well controlled Completely controlled

Copyright 2002 by QualityMetric Incorporated.
ASTHMA CONTROL TEST is a trademark of QualityMetric Incorporated.


*ASTHMA CONTROL TEST is a trademark of QualityMetric Incorporated.
†The Childhood Asthma Control Test was developed by GlaxoSmithKline.

Approved Uses for ADVAIR DISKUS

ADVAIR DISKUS is for the treatment of asthma in patients 4 years and older. ADVAIR is available by prescription only.

ADVAIR should be used only if your healthcare provider decides that your asthma is not well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid.

ADVAIR is not for, and should not be used to treat, sudden, severe symptoms of asthma. ADVAIR won’t replace a rescue inhaler.

Important Safety Information About ADVAIR DISKUS® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder)

  • People with asthma who take long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines, such as salmeterol (one of the medicines in ADVAIR), have an increased risk of death from asthma problems. It is not known whether fluticasone propionate, the other medicine in ADVAIR, reduces the risk of death from asthma problems seen with salmeterol.
    • Call your healthcare provider if breathing problems worsen over time while using ADVAIR. You may need different treatment.
    • Get emergency medical care if:
      • breathing problems worsen quickly and
      • you use your rescue inhaler medicine, but it does not relieve your breathing problems.
  • ADVAIR should be used only if your healthcare provider decides that your asthma is not well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid.
  • When your asthma is well controlled, your healthcare provider may tell you to stop taking ADVAIR. Your healthcare provider will decide if you can stop ADVAIR without loss of asthma control. Your healthcare provider may prescribe a different asthma control medicine for you, such as an inhaled corticosteroid.
  • Children and adolescents with asthma who take LABA medicines may have an increased risk of hospitalization for asthma problems.
  • Do not use ADVAIR to treat sudden, severe symptoms of asthma or COPD. Always have a rescue inhaler medicine with you to treat sudden symptoms.
  • Do not use ADVAIR DISKUS if you have severe allergy to milk proteins. Ask your doctor if you are not sure.
  • Do not use ADVAIR more often than prescribed. Do not take ADVAIR with other medicines that contain a LABA for any reason. Tell your doctor about medicines you take and about all of your medical conditions.
  • ADVAIR DISKUS can cause serious side effects, including:
    • serious allergic reactions. Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical care if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:
      • rash
      • hives
      • swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue
      • breathing problems
    • sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling your medicine
    • effects on heart
      • increased blood pressure
      • a fast and irregular heartbeat
      • chest pain
    • effects on nervous system
      • tremor
      • nervousness
    • reduced adrenal function (may result in loss of energy)
    • changes in blood (sugar, potassium, certain types of white blood cells)
    • weakened immune system and a higher chance of infections. You should avoid exposure to chickenpox and measles, and, if exposed, consult your healthcare provider without delay. Worsening of existing tuberculosis, fungal, bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections, or ocular herpes simplex may occur.
    • lower bone mineral density. This may be a problem for people who already have a higher chance of low bone density (osteoporosis).
    • eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams while using ADVAIR.
    • slowed growth in children. A child's growth should be checked often.
  • Common side effects of ADVAIR DISKUS include:
    • upper respiratory tract infection
    • throat irritation
    • hoarseness and voice changes
    • thrush in the mouth and throat
    • bronchitis
    • cough
    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting

In children with asthma, infections in the ear, nose, and throat are common.

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