Compare Qvar vs. Ciclesonide

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Qvar
(Beclomethasone)

Omnaris
(Ciclesonide)

Prevents breathing problems. Qvar (Beclomethasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Qvar (Beclomethasone)
32%
of people say Qvar (Beclomethasone) is worth it
29%
say it works well
26%
say it's a big hassle

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Side effects
QvarCiclesonide
  • 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
QvarCiclesonide
Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Coming soon.
Type of medication
QvarCiclesonide
Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
QvarCiclesonide
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
Used for (click to learn more)
QvarCiclesonide
  • Allergic rhinitis Asthma
Risk factors for serious side effects
QvarCiclesonide
  • 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 »
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    Pregnancy category
    QvarCiclesonide
    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.

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    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
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    Sleep
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    Weight
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    Upsides and benefits
    QvarCiclesonide
    • 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.
    Coming soon.
    Downsides and risks
    QvarCiclesonide
    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    QvarCiclesonide
    • 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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