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how long should you take qvar for it to actually work

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Snyder
30 years experience Pediatrics
Poor asthma control: If you need albuterol daily, your asthma isn't adequately controlled and you need to be followed closely by a doctor competent in managing asthma ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: Add a long-acting broncholator or singulair (montelukast) to qvar. If still not responding, xolair ( a hybrid antibody to bind the allergy antibody) ... Read More
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Singular : This might help. Please discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below: There are many. You may need to add a long acting beta agonist. Also, I would have your IgE level and an allergen panel done. You might need xolair ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Tabrizi
Specializes in Pediatrics
4 weeks: You may notice improvement in 2 weeks but most noticeable in a month.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: You might need it for a long time. But you can work on your allergies with avoidance and possibly oral medications. Side effects include bone loss, gl ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Qvar: Yes you may take a third dose at 11:30 pm.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Grobman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
SIde effects: Any medication carries the risk of side-effects, both short and long-term in nature. Overall this is a very safe medication but the side effects shou ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: QVAR is typically used one to two times per day, morning and in the evening. Sometimes wheezing becomes worse at night, so a dose at night is advised. ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chester Mellies
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Yes, Serevent (salmeterol) first,: Use serevent (salmeterol) first, then qvar. Serevent (salmeterol) opens the airway and lets Qvar get in better. Serevent (salmeterol) is slow acting a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Joslyn
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Qvar is an inhaler steroid used to treat asthma. It is one of the preferred steroids for used in pregnancy noted by the american college of ob/gyn. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
That's okay: You may have developed airway sensitivity or reactive airway disease following the cold. Using inhaled steroid for two months won't cause significant ... Read More
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