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How to Find an Advair Coupon

April 22, 2015
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Advair is an effective medicine for treating asthma and COPD. You might find it much more comforting with an Advair coupon, given that just one of the drug’s innovative “Diskus” inhalers, at the medium dosage, costs more than $340.

If you’re lucky enough to have insurance that lets you pay little or nothing for your prescriptions, you might not worry about their cost. But many of us now must kick in a percentage of a drug’s price or even foot the entire bill until we meet a deductible. Here’s how you can save.

Generic Advair

Advair combines the medicines fluticasone and salmeterol. The good news is that GlaxoSmithKline’s patent for the drug expired in 2010. The bad news is that generic drug makers haven’t managed to create a delivery device equivalent to the Diskus, which is under patent until August 2016.

Generic drugs containing Advair’s combination of fluticasone and salmeterol are available in some European countries. Several companies are working on generic Advair for the American market, so stay tuned.

Advair coupons from the manufacturer

GlaxoSmithKline offers new patients a free 30-day Advair prescription and all customers a coupon for up to $50 off each of 12 purchases of a 30-day supply, after they pay the first $10 each time. The drug maker also has patient assistance programs that cover some or all of the costs of certain medications, including Advair.

Other ways to save on Advair

You can find more coupons and discounts for high-cost drugs such as Advair on websites like GoodRx and

You may be fond of your local pharmacy, but you should consider how much more you’re willing to pay to get your drugs there.

Websites like and GoodRx allow you to check prices for Advair and other drugs at pharmacies in your area and sometimes mail-order or online outlets.

These are some ways to save on your prescription for Advair, so you shouldn’t have to let the cost keep you from the medicine you need.

Aubrey Cohen is a staff writer covering insurance for NerdWallet. Follow him on Twitter @aubreycohen and on Google+.

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