Prescription onlyClass: Respiratory

Qvar Alternatives

(beclomethasone)

Prescription onlyClass: Respiratory
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Compare Qvar (beclomethasone) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Qvar (beclomethasone) or used for similar purposes.

Qvar
(beclomethasone)

Asmanex
(mometasone)

Flovent Diskus
(fluticasone)

Aerospan
(flunisolide)

Aerospan
(flunisolide)

Omnaris
(ciclesonide)

Prevents breathing problems. Qvar (Beclomethasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Asmanex (Mometasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.
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4.23Qvar
Reviews for Qvar
34%
of people (All ages) say Qvar is worth it
29%
say it works well
26%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Asmanex
54%
-20% worse vs. Qvar
41%
-12% worse vs. Qvar
19%
-7% worse vs. Qvar
Have you used Asmanex (mometasone)?
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Reviews for Flovent
68%
-34% worse vs. Qvar
39%
-10% worse vs. Qvar
8%
-18% worse vs. Qvar
483 reviews
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Side effects
QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • Headache 6%
  • Sore throat 2%
  • Oral symptoms inhalation route 1%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Pain 2%
  • Speech disorder 2%
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  • Headache 2%
  • Allergic rhinitis 2%
  • Sore throat 4%
  • Upper respiratory infection 3%
  • Menstrual cramps 5%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 3%
  • Candidiasis, oral 4%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Indigestion 2%
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  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 4%
  • Throat irritation 5%
  • Headache 5%
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection 3%
  • Nausea and vomiting 4%
  • Fever 3%
  • Upper respiratory inflammation 2%
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain 1%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 2%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 2%
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We haven’t found good data for Flunisolide side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Flunisolide »

We haven’t found good data for Flunisolide side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Flunisolide »

We haven’t found good data for Ciclesonide side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Ciclesonide »
How it works
QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Asmanex (Mometasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
Prescription onlyPrescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
Used for
QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • Asthma Perennial Allergic Rhinitis Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma Perennial Allergic Rhinitis Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Asthma
Risk factors for serious side effects
QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
  • 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
Detailed Qvar (beclomethasone) risks & warnings »
  • Lowering dose or stopping Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
  • Long-term treatment with Asmanex (Mometasone)
Detailed Asmanex (mometasone) risks & warnings »
  • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
  • Long-term treatment with Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
Detailed Flovent Diskus (fluticasone) risks & warnings »
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        Pregnancy

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        Kidneys and liver
        QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
        • 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).
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Asmanex (Mometasone) 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 Asmanex (Mometasone).
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) 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 Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone).
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        Weight
        QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
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        Upsides and benefits
        QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
        • 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.
        • 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.
        • Some people who take this medicine are able to stop other asthma medications or use their fast-acting (rescue) inhalers less often.
        • 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.
        • Available as both an inhaler and Diskus device.
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        Downsides and risks
        QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
        • 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 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 have to use Fluticasone 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
        QvarAsmanexFloventFlunisolideFlunisolideCiclesonide
        • 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.
        • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
        • Starts working the same day, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
        • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
        • Replace the cap on the inhaler after each use to protect it from moisture.
        • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after inhaling the medication.
        • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
        • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
        • Contains lactose, so don't take if you have a milk protein allergy.
        • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
        • Can take 2 weeks or more to feel full effects.
        • Pump the inhaler 4 times before your first dose, or if it's been more than 7 days since your last dose.
        • Wait at least 1 minute between doses.
        • Rinse your out mouth with water after each use.
        • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after using Advair Diskus.
        • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
        • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
        • Diskus contains lactose, so don't use it if you're allergic to milk protein.
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        Have you used Omnaris (ciclesonide)?
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