Compare Asmanex vs. Qvar

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Asmanex
(Mometasone)

Qvar
(Beclomethasone)

Prevents breathing problems. Asmanex (Mometasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Qvar (Beclomethasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.
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Reviews & ratings
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Reviews for Asmanex (Mometasone)
55%
of people say Asmanex (Mometasone) is worth it
39%
say it works well
20%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Qvar (Beclomethasone)
32%
23% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
29%
10% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
26%
6% vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
Side effects
AsmanexQvar
  • Allergic rhinitis 15%
  • Candidiasis, oral 13%
  • Fatigue 11%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 8%
  • Sore throat 6%
  • Joint pain 6%
  • Menstrual cramps 5%
  • Abdominal pain 4%
  • Sinus inflammation 3%
  • Fever 2%
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  • Sore throat 23%
  • Headache 16%
  • Back pain 3%
  • Speech disorder 2%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Oral symptoms inhalation route 1%
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How it works
AsmanexQvar
Asmanex (Mometasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.
Type of medication
AsmanexQvar
Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
Prescription only
Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
Prescription only
Available as
AsmanexQvar
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
Used for (click to learn more)
AsmanexQvar
Risk factors for serious side effects
AsmanexQvar
  • Lowering dose or stopping Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
  • Long-term treatment with Asmanex (Mometasone)
  • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
    • Dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)
    • Duration of treatment
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)
    • History of high internal eye pressure
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
    Detailed Asmanex (Mometasone) risks & warnings »
    • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
    • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
    • Long-term treatment
    • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Higher dose of Qvar (Beclomethasone)
      • Dose of Qvar (Beclomethasone)
      • Duration of treatment
      • History of high internal eye pressure
      • History of cataracts
      • History of glaucoma
      Detailed Qvar (Beclomethasone) risks & warnings »
      Pregnancy category
      AsmanexQvar
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      See the FDA package insert
      Alcohol
      No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
      Food
      No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
      Kidneys and liver
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      Sex
      No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
      Sleep
      No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
      Weight
      No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
      Upsides and benefits
      AsmanexQvar
      • Some people who take this medicine are able to stop other asthma medications or use their fast-acting (rescue) inhalers less often.
      • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
      • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
      • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
      • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
      • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
      • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
      Downsides and risks
      AsmanexQvar
      • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
      • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
      • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
      • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
      • You have to use Qvar every day to control your symptoms.
      • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
      • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
      • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
      • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      AsmanexQvar
      • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
      • Starts working the same day, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
      • Replace the cap on the inhaler after each use to protect it from moisture.
      • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after inhaling the medication.
      • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
      • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
      • Contains lactose, so don't take if you have a milk protein allergy.
      • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
      • Use daily to control your asthma symptoms.
      • Starts working the same day, but it can take up 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
      • Pump the inhaler 2 times before inhaling the first dose, or if it's been more than 10 days since your last dose.
      • Wait one minute between doses.
      • Clean the mouthpiece with dry cloth once a week.
      • Talk to your doctor if asthma symptoms don't get better.
      • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
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