6th May 21:15
Does Advair's effectiveness eventually decrease? (asthma asthmatic prednisone)
Or can a tooth infection let loose the beast? ### Hello, I used to post
here quite a lot under a different name (which I won't mention now) when
my asthma was quite out of control most of the time. When I started
Singulair at night, that marked a big improvement. Then about two years
ago, my pulmonologist started me on Advair --- one puff in a.m. and p.m.
The Advair has worked so well that most of the time I've felt like I
wasn't even asthmatic (although I did keep up all my meds as
prescribed). It was then that I got off-track visiting this ng. ###
Then 2-1/2 weeks ago, I had the 3rd worst asthma attack ever. Went to
my Primary dr. and was given a neb treatment and started on prednisone,
but it was a long, bad week and the beast let go slowly and reluctantly.
(I'll be going to my pulmonologist as a followup.) Several days into
the prednisone, I had a dental appointment and learned I had had a root
c**** failure, infection had set in, and had to have the whole mess
pulled the next day. The endodontist put me on antibiotics for a week
--- and the asthma has cleared up. ### I'm wondering if the asthma was
warning me I had an infection "taking root," so to speak. I had no pain
from the sick root c****, nor any discharge that I could taste --- I
thought I just had a loose crown! At the time we also were having two
weeks of rain, which can bother me in the spring, though usually not
really bad. Or maybe it was just rain and infection coming together
that ruined my long streak of asthmatic invincibility? @@@ In any
event, any info would be appreciated on whether Advair remains effective
"forever." Thanks, ZZa
6th May 21:15
Does Advair's effectiveness eventually decrease?
I guess it would depend ont he infection. For most I
wouldn't think so.
There is a theoretical concern about loss of effectiveness
with long term constant use of beta agonists but as far as
we know it hasn't been demonstrated. The steroid part of the
Advair shouldn't lose effectiveness.