Advair (generic name: Fluticasone / Salmeterol; brand names include: Seroflo / Seretide / Viani / Adoair / ForAiris) is a combination of two medicines (fluticasone and salmeterol) that are used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function.
Advair is available as:
1. Packs consisting of 30 capsules (rotacaps) each and a rotahaler (a plastic inhalation device).
one pack = 30 rotacaps + rotahaler
2. Inhalers (120 MDI each).
The rotacaps and inhalers are available under the trade name Seroflo manufactured by Cipla.
Advair is indicated for:
maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 4 years of age and older;
maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations (a marked worsening of COPD symptoms) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Advair treats both main causes of asthma symptoms, airway constriction and inflammation, to help prevent them from occurring in the first place.
Advair is the only COPD product that contains an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve lung function.