Qvar

(Beclomethasone)

3.2/ 5 average rating with 35 reviewsforQvar
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Prevents breathing problems.

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Our bottom line

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

Quick facts about Qvar
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
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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.
People’s experience with Qvar

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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.
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 1 25g-of-42mcg-spray nasal-sprays
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$295.36
How it works

Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.

Quick facts about Qvar
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
People’s experience with Qvar

35reviews so far. What do you think?

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Side effect rates for Qvar (Beclomethasone)

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Coughing

Risks and Warnings for Qvar (Beclomethasone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection

    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).

Common concerns from people taking Qvar (Beclomethasone)

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Kidneys and liver
  • 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).
Pain
  • Reviewed Qvaron 6/20/2015Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headaches and worsened breathing.
    60
    Woman
    A couple weeks
    COPD
  • Reviewed Qvaron 8/22/2017Horrible, Horrible, Horrible! Caused asthma exacerbation, tooth, joint and muscle pain. Had to stop taking it after a few days, couldn't take it. Still suffering from the side effects.
    35
    Woman
    Less than a week
    Asthma
Weight
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.