8 drugs doctors wouldn't take Very helpful. I use to take Advair for my asthma but it was doing me no good. The doctor switched me to Symbicort, which has the same warnings as Advair, and I stopped taking it because it did make my symptoms worse. Medication can be very dangerous and many doctors simply don't have time to keep up with the thousands of studies on the many drugs on the market. Therefore it is up to us to do our homework and be on the alert for new or worse symptoms that maybe coming from the medication(s).