Seretide Diskus, generic Advair, works by combining two types of asthma medication in an oral inhaler. Seretide Diskus contains fluticasone propionate, an anti-inflammatory steroid, and salmeterol, a long-acting bronchodilator. The two ingredients complement each other and provide more control over asthma.
Most Common Side Effects
The most common side effects include upper respiratory tract infections, throat irritation, ear, nose, and throat infections, nosebleeds, ear signs and symptoms, sinusitis, headaches, sore throat, bronchitis, coughing, muscle pain or bone pain, muscle cramps or muscle spasms.
Digestive Side Effects
Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea where all reported.
Gynaecological Side Effects
The gynaecological side effects reported were menstrual problems, a vaginal yeast infection, and irregular menstrual cycle.
Long-Term Side Effects
Long-term side effects can include cataracts and a chance of developing glaucoma, hypertension or depression, breathing problems worsened, arrhythmia, tachycardia, and high blood sugar.
Other Side Effects
Other side effects that were reported were candidiasis of the mouth or throat, fever, and chest symptoms, pink eye, joint pain, tremors, sleeping problems, increased sweating, hypothyroidism, and a tooth pain.