Q: How should I store and dispose of this medication?
A: This inhaler medication should be stored at room temperature with the mouthpiece facing down. Make sure to avoid contact with eyes when using the medication, and keep away from children while storing Advair HFA. Because contents are under pressure be sure to avoid any heat and open flames. Exposure temperatures higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit may cause the canister to burst. The canister should be used until the counter reads 000 and can be disposed of at that point.
Q: What does HFA stand for?
A: HFA is the propellant for the inhaler and is short for Hydrofluoroalkane.
Q: I see Advair HFA 230/21 and 115/21, is there a difference?
A: Yes, the difference is in the dose. Advair HFA 230/21 provides 230 mcg of Fluticasone and 21mcg of Salmeterol while Advair HFA 115/21 provides 115mcg of Fluticasone and 21mcg of Salmeterol. Your doctor will be able to recommend the right dose amount based on your current asthma condition.
Q: What happens if Advair HFA does not work?
A: Advair HFA can take up to a week to reach maximum effect and should be used regularly twice a day. Make sure to not increase your dose and consult with a doctor before stopping treatment with Advair HFA.