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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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Side effects
  • 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
Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Prescription only
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Available as
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
Used for (click to learn more)
  • Asthma Perennial allergic rhinitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Risk factors for serious side effects
  • 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
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    Upsides and benefits
    • 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.
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    Downsides and risks
    • 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
    • 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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