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Asthma And Qvar
No, take your med: Qvar is being prescribed to help control the inflammation in your bronchi so you will be less susceptible to wheezing when challenged. Surgery and anesthesia are challenges. Therefore, you really need to stay on your medication regularly so you will have the easiest time when you are recovering. You should take it every day, even the morning of surgery. Get an asthma checkup before anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adult asthma. On qvar. Mainly short of breath when i walk up stairs , exercise. I do have allergies. Worried about side effects of med.
Not med: If the only time you have shortness of breath is when you walk up a flight of stairs, and not when exercising, and it resolves right away and is not associated with pain or coughing , i would presume you are still out of shape. It certainly is not the med( i was a pharmacist for20 years too), and does not sound like asthma or heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oct chest xray shows inflammed lungs.Diagn asthma, qvar made tightness worse.Can be anything other than asthma?8 mo intermittent upper left chest pain!
2nd opinion: If you are still having symptoms after eight months with no relief from your inhaler, you need to get a second opinion.You may need to consult a pulmonologist, or even an environmental medicine physician, who can assess why you're still having the burning sensation, that may be due to environmental exposure to toxins or chemicals. This is very important to as they may need to reimage you by x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have glaucoma & asthma i'm concerned qvar & atrovent (ipratropium) will worsen / affect my glaucoma ? What other medications can I use for my asthma
Speak to your eye dr: Anytime, you have a concern regarding your glaucoma drops and your inhalers, you can contact your eye doctor, and discuss this with him/her. Also, you can contact your pharmacist, who has the latest information, and software on how the meds interact, or not with one another. Then, you'll have the information you need to make an informed decision on using your meds/drops together. ...Read more
To control my Asthma I have to take Qvar, Xopanex, Duoneb, and Prednisone constantly. I don't want to take all this medicine. What can I do to change?
What other options for asthma long term control medication are there , other than (qvar - which does not work to control my asthma) ?
I just started taking qvar 80 mcg ( 2 puffs twice everyday )how long will it take for qvar to have its fullest effect on controlling my asthma ?
4 weeks: You may notice improvement in 2 weeks but most noticeable in a month. ...Read more
My 2yo son has asthma, can it be possible for it to disappear or atleast be well controlled? Hes taking qvar 2 puffs daily
Some do some don't: A lot of whats labled asthma in infants in toddlers will disappear with age. I've seen estimates that 70% will fade by middle childhood. The persistant group is more likely to have one or more 1st degree relatives with asthma, have had an ICU admission by their 1st birthday, have or had eczema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 yr old prescribed Qvar 40 to be taken as follows: 2 puffs twice a day total of 160mcg/day for asthma. Dosage seems a little high.
Depends: it asthma symptoms is not under control OK to use this dose, if the child is doing well, can step down to a lower dose such as 40 twice a days, I would reduce the dose if not cough or wheezing for 30 days on the high dose, The minimal dose that can control the symptoms is the correct dose ...Read more
Diagnosed with asthma. Dr gave me proair 2 use every 6 hrs every day for a month @ also qvar 2 use twice a day every day for a month. Is this ok?
Have well cont asthma dr wants me to go on advair but I have had bad reaction in past. Qvar worked well but is expensive. Any suggestions for an alt?
Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can i take long time? What long term use side effects? Age 57
Mgt: Your peak flow and continued symptoms indicate that your asthma control is not good. I would suggest continuing the QVAR and taking the asthma control test online at regular intervals. A HEPA filter unit at home can help to reduce indoor allergens. Avoiding smoke and other triggers is important in your mgt. Online consultation: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My specialist is trying to find the cause of my asthma. I am on singulair (montelukast) and qvar. I now have reflux along with the asthma. How do I know which one caused which?
I take qvar (2 puffs 2 a day) and 1 singular a day for asthma. Still wheeze. Allergic - dust mites. What shd i do? My dr wants to increase qvar dose
Out of breath when walk up stairs or exercise. Spiro fef 38% and fev 59%. . Is qvar the best med for this. Adult onset asthma. Out of shape. Age 57.
Management plans: From your description, your asthma or lung problems are not under control as yet. Developing an asthma plan, taking the asthma control test and bringing this with you to your next visit, along with spirometry will help your physician determine the best treatment. Knowing what triggers your asthma and avoiding environmental factors that trigger the symptoms is an important part of the management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i go to see an allergist(lung testing).Qvar is not controlling my asthma, what other meds. Might the allergist prescribe to me(whats stronger)?
Asthma: Asthma has 3 parts, inflammation, bronchoconstriction (chest tightness), and mucus production. Once you know what triggers your asthma avoiding those triggers is key. There are many medications that will treat 1 or 2 of the other components of asthma like advair, dulera, and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) to name a few. If your meds don't work let your doctor know. There are many good meds that may work better. ...Read more
4 yr old coughing for 7 wks.Diagnosed with asthma.Did 10 day steroid, albuterol evry 4 hrs, 7 day amox & qvar inhaler.Still coughing.Wat now? Answers?
See allergist: After 7 weeks, it is time for you to bring the child to an allergy specialist who can help you in finding out the cause for the cough which may well not be asthma given the lack of response to the anti-asthma drugs including oral steroid. I would consider getting a chest x-ray also to rule out aspiration. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers