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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
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
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
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
Inhaled corticosteroids help keep your airways from swelling up. This helps keep your asthma symptoms away. If your child cannot use an inhaler, your doctor will give you Pulmicort Respules. This drug is used with a nebulizer. This machine can turn liquid medicine into a spray, so your child can ...Read more