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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4.65Asmanex
Reviews for Asmanex (Mometasone)
54%
of people (All ages) say Asmanex (Mometasone) is worth it
41%
say it works well
19%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Qvar (Beclomethasone)
34%
-20% worse vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
29%
-12% worse vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
26%
-7% worse vs. Asmanex (Mometasone)
Have you used Qvar (Beclomethasone)?
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Side effects
AsmanexQvar
  • Headache 2%
  • Allergic rhinitis 2%
  • Sore throat 4%
  • Upper respiratory infection 3%
  • Menstrual cramps 5%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 3%
  • Candidiasis, oral 4%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Indigestion 2%
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  • Headache 6%
  • Sore throat 2%
  • Oral symptoms inhalation route 1%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Pain 2%
  • Speech disorder 2%
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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
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
AsmanexQvar
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
Used for
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

      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.

      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.

      Kidneys and liver
      AsmanexQvar
      • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Asmanex (Mometasone).
      • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Qvar (Beclomethasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Qvar (Beclomethasone).
      Weight
      AsmanexQvar
      • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
      • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
      Upsides and benefits
      AsmanexQvar
      • 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.
      • 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.
      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.
      • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
      • Clean the mouthpiece with dry cloth once a week.
      • Talk to your doctor if asthma symptoms don't get better.
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