Qvar Inhaler (Beclomethasone) is a steroid used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. Beclomethasone works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. This medication will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Beclomethasone Inhaler (Generic) is available for purchase in addition to its Brand name(s) Qvar Inhaler and Qvar Redihaler.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. If you have any questions, consult your doctor, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist. Follow the instructions for priming the inhaler if you are using a canister for the first time or if you have not used it for 10 days or more.
Learn which of your inhalers you should use every day (controller drugs) and which you should use if your breathing suddenly worsens (quick-relief drugs). Also, learn when you can treat sudden breathing problems by yourself and when you must get medical help right away.
If you are regularly taking a different corticosteroid by mouth (such as prednisone), you should not stop taking it unless directed by your doctor.
You may begin to feel this medication working within 24 hours, but it may take 3 weeks or longer before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Q: Why is Qvar Inhaler prescribed?
A: Qvar is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children older than 5 years of age.
Q: Can I use Qvar Inhaler in emergencies?
A: No, Qvar will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack.
Q: What if I accidentally spray Qvar in my eyes?
A: Rinse with water if Qvar gets in your eyes.
Q: What precautions should I take daily while using Qvar?
A: Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medication.
Q: How long until I see the effects of Qvar Inhaler?
A: You may begin to feel this medication working within 24 hours, but it may take 3 weeks or longer before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.
Q: Is there a generic of Qvar Inhaler?
A: Yes, Beclomethasone Inhaler (Generic) is available!
Q: What if I miss a dose of Qvar Inhaler?
A: Use the medicine as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose