If an attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed.
Qvar belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.
Qvar does not work immediately and should not be prescribed to relieve an asthma attack.
Qvar is prescribed for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients 5 years of age and older.
Qvar is prescribed regularly to prevent breathing problems (attacks of wheezing/shortness of breath).
Qvar is prescribed to prevent and control symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma.
Qvar works directly in the lungs to make breathing easier by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways.
Qvar-Inhaler is prescribed to treat asthma.
This kind of condition is characterized by tightening of the breathing air passages caused by an inflammation or mucus accumulation. By reducing the risk of inflammation and the buildup of mucus, Qvar-Inhaler helps prevent asthma attacks. However, it is very important not to use the drug to treat an asthma attack which has already begun.
Qvar side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Abad taste in the mouth;
- Allergic reactions such as swelling of the lips;
- Cough and hoarseness;
- Dry/sore throat;
- Easy bruising/bleeding;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Mental/mood changes;
- Mood swings;
- Muscle weakness/pain;
- Narrowing of the breathing passages;
- Puffy face;
- Severe dizziness;
- Skin rash;
- Slow wound healing;
- Thinning skin;
- Throat irritation;
- Tongue or throat;
- Trouble breathing;
- Unusual hair growth;
- Unusual tiredness;
- Vision problems;
- Voice changes;
- Yeast infection of the oral cavity;
Qvar is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you are allergic to Qvar;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have bleeding problems;
- if you have bone loss (osteoporosis);
- if you have current/past infections (tuberculosis, positive tuberculosis test, herpes, fungal);
- if you have diabetes;
- if you have eye disease (cataracts, glaucoma);
- if you have liver disease;
- if you have mental/mood conditions (psychosis, anxiety, depression);
- if you have stomach/intestinal problems (diverticulitis, ulcer);
- if you have thyroid problems;
Do not take Qvar with any of the following drugs:
- "blood thinners";
- Antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel;
- Arge doses of aspirin and aspirin-like drugs (salicylates);
- Beta agonists;
- Cancer chemotherapy;
- Drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising;
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
- Other drugs that weaken the immune system;
- Quinolone antibiotics;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Qvar may also be known as:
- Beclometasondipropionat Mikron;
- Beconase AQ;
- Clenil Forte Jet;
- Clenil Rino;
- Humex Rhume des Foins;
- Menaderm Simple;
- Menaderm Simplex;
- QVAR 80;
- Rino Clenil;
- Vancenase AQ;
- Vanceril Double Strength;