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Medication change ???

At present I am using a nebulizer with Xopenex 0.63 and Pulmicort 0.25 twice daily. Will be having C-spine surgery in the near future ..... OK to switch to Advair twice daily during 2 day hospital stay ?? I was previously on Advair 250/50 but switched due to several reasons. I get better results with the neb. meds, I have the time and also for financial concerns. There are other med.s that I take with me to stay on my regular schedule which is permitted (and even encouraged) by physicians and hosp. staff. Your opinion ???
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You should first confirm that you would have increased out-of-pocket expenses, if you are treated in-hospital with nebulized Xopenex® Inhalation Solution (levalbuterol) and Pulmicort Respules™ (budesonide inhalation suspension).  If so, there should be no problem switching to Advair™ Diskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder for a couple days, assuming you use proper technique.
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