Important Safety Information for ADVAIR DISKUS 250/50 for COPD
People with asthma who take long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines, such as salmeterol (one of the medicines in ADVAIR DISKUS), have an increased risk of death from asthma problems (see Bolded Warning). CONTINUED BELOW
Talking to Your Doctor About COPD
Your healthcare provider can be a tremendous resource in treating COPD, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is increased coughing and mucus production caused by inflammation of the airways. Bronchitis is considered chronic (or long-term) if a person coughs and produces excess mucus most days during three months in a year, for two years in a row.
Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with damage of the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs.
The six questions below are designed to help you and your healthcare provider evaluate your condition.
Select the answers that best describe your symptoms. Then print out this page and list all the medications you are taking in the space provided. Share this information with your healthcare provider at your next appointment.