4.2/ 7 average rating with 35 reviewsforQvar

Qvar
Alternatives

(Beclomethasone)

Qvar (Beclomethasone)

Prescription only

Asmanex (Mometasone)

Prescription only
1 of 5 alternatives
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.

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.
  • 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.
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 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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Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
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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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69 
54%
think this treatment is worth it
41%
think this treatment works well
19%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
2possible side effects
  • Dysmenorrhea
    3%
  • Coughing
    3%
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10possible side effects
  • Fatigue
    3%
  • Flu-like symptoms
    3%
  • Pain
    3%
  • Gastroenteritis
    3%
  • Vomiting
    3%
  • Anorexia
    3%
  • Earache
    3%
  • Infection
    3%
  • Dysphonia
    3%
  • Epistaxis
    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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  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)

    Lowering dose or stopping Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly especially after long-term treatment

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Serious allergic reaction

    Severe milk protein allergy

  • Increased risk for bacterial and viral infection

    Bacterial or viral infection not being treated

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Reduced growth rate in children

    Dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Mouth and throat infection

    Not rinsing mouth after use

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    History of high internal eye pressure

    ...and 2 more risk factors

See more detailed risks and warnings