Jan 18, 2013

Suggestions If You Are Gaining Weight on Advair

     If you are noticing unexplained weight gain while taking this drug, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include: Eating a heart-healthy diet.

    This diet should include heart-healthy foods, such as: Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. Limiting foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars. Participating in regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. Limiting your intake of alcohol. If you are taking Advair and weight gain becomes a problem, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she can perform a physical exam to look for other causes of the weight gain, such as certain types of medical conditions. He or she can also give you other suggestions for dealing with any weight gain. If the weight gain continues, he or she may recommend adjusting the Advair dosage or switching to another asthma or COPD medicine.