advair diskus, the brand-name form of fluticasoneand salmeterol, is a prescription medication used to treat asthma and chronic obstructivepulmonary disease. advair contains two drugs, fluticasone and salmeterol. fluticasone isa steroid medication, which reduces inflammation in the airways. salmeterol is a beta agonist,which relaxes the muscles in the airways. these two drugs act to improve movement ofair into the lungs. advair diskus comes as a dry powder for inhalation form and is usuallytaken twice a day. common side effects of advair diskus are cold-like symptoms and headache.it's important not to take advair unless prescribed by a doctor. for rxwiki, i'm teresa brucker.