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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Chemical Name: FLUTICASONE (flew-TICK-uh-sone) and SALMETEROL (sal-MET-er-all)
Brand dispensed as 60 doses per diskus
Generic dispensed as 30 doses per diskus
Advair is a combination of two medicines (fluticasone and salmeterol) that are used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. However, this medicine will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started
Please note that the generic rotacaps is a rotahaler device and not a diskus device. They are similar; however, the rotahaler requires you to manually crush each capsule prior to inhalation. It is not as convenient as the diskus however the end result is the same- full instructions for use are supplied with each order.
If you notice any of the above symptoms make sure you discuss your options with your doctor.The following are a list of less common but more serious symptoms that can reslit from Advair Diskus medications. If you notice any of the following, make sure you discontinue your medication and see a professional as soon as possible: