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ADVAIR

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Active Ingredients

#
Chemical substance
Description
1
Salmeterol

Salmeterol is a selective long-acting (12 hour) β2 adrenoceptor agonist. These pharmacological properties of salmeterol offer more effective protection against histamine-induced bronchoconstriction and produce a longer duration of bronchodilation, lasting for at least 12 hours, than recommended doses of conventional short-acting β2 agonists.

2
Fluticasone

Fluticasone has anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive features. Fluticasone given by inhalation at recommended doses has a potent glucocorticoid anti-inflammatory action within the lungs, resulting in a reduction of both symptoms and exacerbations of asthma, with a lower incidence and severity of adverse effects than those observed when corticosteroids are administered systemically.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
R03AK06
Salmeterol and fluticasone
R Respiratory system → R03 Drugs for obstructive airway diseases → R03A Adrenergics, inhalants → R03AK Adrenergics and other drugs for obstructive airway diseases

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
FDA, National Drug Code (US)
Identifier(s): 0173-0695, 0173-0696, 0173-0697, 0173-0715, 0173-0716, 0173-0717, 70518-0514, 70518-0538
Health Products and Food Branch (CA)
Identifier(s): 02240835, 02240836, 02240837, 02245126, 02245127