For example, the half-life of rescue inhalers like albuterol is in the 5- to 7-minute range while the half-life of Advair is 5 to 7 hours. A number of different things can affect the half-life of a drug including age, gender, liver disease, kidney disease, and hydration.
Hereof, do Steroid inhalers have side effects?
Inhaled steroids have few side effects, especially at lower doses. Thrush (a yeast infection in the mouth) and hoarseness may occur, although this is rare. Rinsing the mouth, gargling after using the asthma inhaler, and using a spacer device with metered dose inhalers can help prevent these side effects.
What are the side effects of steroids?
Common side effects of oral steroids include:
- Blurred vision.
- Cataracts or glaucoma.
- Easy bruising.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- High blood pressure.
- Increased appetite, weight gain.
- Increased growth of body hair.