Advair side effects: “Extremely swollen tongue, itchy whelps, rash on extremities.”



Episode #317
Side Effect Date:2007-05-01

Symptoms:
“weight gain, tiredness, irritability, muscles spasms in back and abdomen, muscle pain climbing stairs, pain in back of neck, headache. rash, sores on thighs/buttocks. ongoing myalgia. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tinnitus”

Medication Name:
ADVAIR

Diagnosis or Reason for Use:
emphysema COPD

Outcomes Attributed to Side Effect:
Death
Life-threatening
Hospitalization – initial or prolonged
Disability or Permanent Damage
Congenital Anomaly/Birth Defect
Required Intervention to Prevent Permanent Damage
Other Serious (Important Medical Events)

Describe Event, Problem or Product Use Error:
Adrenal adenoma detected while investigating chest congestion in 2006. High blood pressure meds began in 2003.

Medication dose: Advair 500/50 1 inhalation twice daily
Frequency of Use: 1 inhaliation twice daily

Other medications used at the time of event:
“Currently taking Advair, albuterol inhaler, Spiriva, Lisinopril,”
Other Relevant History, Including Preexisting Medical Conditions:
Stopped smoking 05/2006

Patient’s Age at the time of event: 50
Patient’s gender: F
Patient’s weight at the timeof event:



Episode #196
Side Effect Date:2008-07-15

Symptoms:
“Extremely swollen tongue, itchy whelps, rash on extremities.”

Medication Name:
ADVAIR

Diagnosis or Reason for Use:
Asthma

Outcomes Attributed to Side Effect:
Death
Life-threatening
Hospitalization – initial or prolonged
Disability or Permanent Damage
Congenital Anomaly/Birth Defect
Required Intervention to Prevent Permanent Damage
Other Serious (Important Medical Events)

Describe Event, Problem or Product Use Error:
“Over a period of several days prior to severe episode, I experienced strange swellings on my face. I mentioned them to my doctor, who believed they were related to herpes type 1. I did not agree, as I never had herpes on my chin or cheek. Symptoms spread to strange swellings on my calfs, 1/2\”” wide by 3\”” long, which itched. This culminated in a night where I experienced itchy whelts all over my torso, plus a rash on my arms and legs. I took an antihystamine and tried to sleep, but awoke with my tongue so swollen I could hardly breathe. I forced a pseudoephedrine past my tongue, which reduced the swelling enough for me to decide against an expensive trip to the emergency room. When my doctor\’s office opened that morning, I was there and received treatment.”

Medication dose: “prescribed, two \””puffs\””, twice daily”
Frequency of Use: daily

Other medications used at the time of event:
acyclovir
Other Relevant History, Including Preexisting Medical Conditions:
“preexisting: herpes alcohol use: moderate liver: hep B, in remission race: Cauc/White nonsmoker”

Patient’s Age at the time of event: 57
Patient’s gender: M
Patient’s weight at the timeof event:

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