Compare Qvar vs. Dulera

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

Qvar (Beclomethasone)

Prescription only
Prevents breathing problems.

Qvar (Beclomethasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.

4.2/ 7 average rating with 35 reviewsforQvar
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.

6.0/ 7 average rating with 38 reviewsforDulera
Upsides
  • 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
  • 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.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
Price
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Reviews
35 
34%
think this treatment is worth it
29%
think this treatment works well
26%
think this treatment is a hassle

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38 
84%
think this treatment is worth it
79%
think this treatment works well
8%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
2possible side effects
  • Dysmenorrhea
    3%
  • Coughing
    3%
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4possible side effects
  • Nasopharyngitis
    5%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Dysphonia
    5%
  • Sinusitis
    3%
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Risks and warnings
  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)

    Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased risk for bacterial and viral infection

    Bacterial or viral infection not being treated

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Mouth and throat infection

    Not rinsing mouth after use

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Reduced growth rate in children

    Dose of Qvar (Beclomethasone)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    History of high internal eye pressure

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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  • Asthma-related death

    Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)

  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)

    Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Bone loss

    Long-term inactivity

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Heart disease

    History of heart rhythm problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of infection

    Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Reduced growth rate in children

    Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    History of high internal eye pressure

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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