Compare Qvar vs. Dulera

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Qvar
(Beclomethasone)

Dulera
(Mometasone / Formoterol)

Prevents breathing problems. Qvar (Beclomethasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a convenient medication that'll control your asthma long-term, but it won’t stop a sudden asthma attack.
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Reviews & ratings
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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
Reviews for Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
83%
+51% vs. Qvar (Beclomethasone)
78%
+49% vs. Qvar (Beclomethasone)
9%
+17% vs. Qvar (Beclomethasone)
Side effects
QvarDulera
  • Sore throat 23%
  • Headache 16%
  • Back pain 3%
  • Speech disorder 2%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Oral symptoms inhalation route 1%
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  • Sinus inflammation 2%
  • Common cold 1%
  • Headache 1%
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How it works
QvarDulera
Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a combination asthma medicine. Mometasone (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation and works to control your asthma and prevent asthma attacks. Formoterol (a long-acting bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and prevent wheezing and shortness of breath.
Type of medication
QvarDulera
Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
Prescription only
CorticosteroidBronchodilator
Long-acting bronchodilator
Beta-2 agonist
Prescription only
Available as
QvarDulera
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
Used for (click to learn more)
QvarDulera
Risk factors for serious side effects
QvarDulera
  • 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 »
    • Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)
    • Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery, or infection
    • Long-term inactivity
    • History or family history of osteoporosis (postmenopausal bone loss)
    • Long-term use of drugs that cause bone loss
    • History of heart rhythm problems
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart failure
    • Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
    • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
    • Age greater than 65 years
    • Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
    • Duration of treatment
    • History of high internal eye pressure
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
    Detailed Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy category
    QvarDulera
    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.
    • Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) can increase blood pressure and heart rate, especially if you already have these conditions. These symptoms are related to one of the medications in this product, so don't change or increase your dose without talking to your doctor first. Tell your doctor if you develop dizziness, tremor, nausea, rapid heartbeat, become very tired, or have difficulty sleeping while taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol).
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    QvarDulera
    • 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.
    • It's a combination medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs.
    • Significantly improves lung function and lowers the number of flare-ups by 70%. Also reduces rescue inhaler use in asthma.
    • By inhaling this medication, it gets into your lungs quickly and doesn't affect the rest of your body as much, so if should have a lower risk of side effects.
    • Some people who take Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) are able to use their fast-acting rescue inhalers less often.
    Downsides and risks
    QvarDulera
    • 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.
    • You need to use Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) twice a day to control your symptoms.
    • It doesn’t stop a sudden asthma attack. You always need to have a rescue inhaler close by to treat sudden symptoms or breathing problems.
    • Steroids can suppress your immune system, so you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier while on this.
    • You may need to take a different medicine if your asthma doesn’t improve and you need your rescue inhaler more often, or if tests show that your lung function is reduced.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    QvarDulera
    • 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.
    • Starts working right away, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
    • Inhale two separate puffs in the morning and two separate puffs in the evening. It’s important to read the information that comes with your medicine so you use it the correctly.
    • Clean the mouthpiece with a dry cloth every 7 days and don’t wash it with water.
    • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use to lower your chance of getting a yeast infection (thrush) in the mouth and throat.
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