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.

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

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.
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
    3%3%
  • Coughing
    3%3%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Qvar.

Qvar (Beclomethasone)
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People taking Qvar felt side effect more

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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).

Pharmacist Q&A

Qvar (Beclomethasone) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats asthma in individuals above the age of 4, who need maintenance treatment.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats asthma in individuals above the age of 4, who need maintenance treatment.

Common concerns from people taking Qvar (Beclomethasone)

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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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Qvar
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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
  • Not worth it
    Low hassle
    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
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Qvaron 6/20/2015Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headaches and worsened breathing.
    60
    Woman
    A couple weeks
    COPD
Weight
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.