That I don't know, but most doctors have discontinued using Advair 500/50 and even the lesser strengths can cause serious problems. The FDA issued a warning last February concerning steroid inhalers. It stated, in brief, that they were to be used only when nothing else worked, and even then for only short periods of time.
No Advair 115 HFA is not equivalent to 500/50. when in doubt always ask your pharmacist or read the package insert/prescribing info online which will give you the equivalent.
that's not what the FDA said about inhaled steroids - by saying "in short" you made a very scary generalization and you missed the fact that the guidance from the FDA was for ASTHMA patients not COPD patients- much different disease. ALSO Advair is not just an inhaled steroid, it's a combination product that includes a bronchdilator - to summarize it's not crap as a matter of fact it saves lives. You can look up the studies on www.pubmed.com. Find an MD you trust by asking friends and family
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