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Both the drugs stimulate the heart and therefore they can be used together only under medical supervision if at all.
You should not start taking Advair while being on albuterol by yourself as they can interact with each other and can cause heart related complications.
You can use both together. Albuterol is a short acting bronchodialator for acute attacks, , while Advair is a maintenance medication. You can use the two together. Once your symptoms are better, then can stop albuterol, and continue Advair.
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Be sure to continue using Advair even after your symptoms are better as this is a combination medication with long-acting bronchodialator and corticosteroid and both help prevent asthma attacks. Albuterol is considered a "rescue" inhaler and used as needed for acute attacks of yourcough and shortness of breath. Hope you feel better.