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Doctor insights on: How Long Should You Take Qvar For It To Actually Work

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How can I get off of having to take albuteral daily, when qvar does not work well for me?

How can I get off of having to take albuteral daily, when qvar does not work well for me?

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. You do need daily maintenance medication, but it's possible Qvar isn't the right one or that you're not using it correctly. You may have environmental triggers that need addressing and may need more than one medication. Bottom line: see your doctor! ...Read more

Qvar (Definition)

Beclomethasone is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug). ...Read more


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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

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.
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Are there any known long term effects of qvar?

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 should be weighed against all benefits. Best to wash out mouth after use and make sure you use proper technique. ...Read more

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I'm taking Qvar 80 mcg why take 2 pumps twice daily and apart? Can't it be less apart?

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.
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I was prescribed qvar and serevent (salmeterol). Qvar is 3 puffs twice a day and serevent (salmeterol) is 1, twice a day. Is it ok to take them at the same time ie: 9am and 9pm?

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 and waiting a few minutes would help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take qvar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take qvar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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. Minimal amounts make it to the breast milk, and it should not be a problem for the baby if used while breast feeding. ...Read more

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What is considered long term for qvar 80mcg steriod inhaler? Dr told me to use for two months for spring. I'm not wanting to develop any side effects

What is considered long term for qvar 80mcg steriod inhaler? Dr told me to use for two months for spring. I'm not wanting to develop any side effects

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 side effects. ...Read more

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Qvar has a risk of weakening immune systems and risk of serious infections. I work in dormitories with kids everyday. Should I be concerned?

Qvar has a risk of weakening immune systems and risk of serious infections. I work in dormitories with kids everyday. Should I be concerned?

Not particularly: If you were on therapeutic levels of oral steroid pills it might be enough to suppress your immune system. Inhaled steroids provide the asthma control at the site of need (lung tissues) where it is broken down. The effect of routine doses on your immune system is not significant. To reduce the chance you ingest any of the dose, wash out your mouth with water after dosing & spit out the material. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be doing 2 puffs Qvar, 2X a day, combined with one puff of Dulera, 1X a day? That is what my long-term allergist has me doing.

Is it safe to be doing 2 puffs Qvar, 2X a day, combined with one puff of Dulera, 1X a day? That is what my long-term allergist has me doing.

Safe: So long your asthma symptoms are controlled, different patients need different treatment schedule / protocol, it isn't one size fits all, so if your allergist tried different regimens and reached control with the above combination, which is within safe limits, then continue, and kindly keep the follow up appointments, as treatment regimen might change according to how well or bad your asthma is ...Read more

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Can qvar and advair be taken together? Currently taking qvar and also prescribed advair for two weeks to get wheezing and cough under control, is this safe to take both?

Can qvar and advair be taken together? Currently taking qvar and also prescribed advair for two weeks to get wheezing and cough under control, is this safe to take both?

Can be: It is a common strategy to increase the dose of inhaled steroids and add beta-agonist to treat an exacerbation. Be sure to contact the prescribing physician whenever you have questions such as this. Any physician would welcome the phone call as an opportunity to clarify. Feel better! ...Read more

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How long after starting proair & qvar shud I start to feel better and feel less short of breath?

How long after starting proair & qvar shud I start to feel better and feel less short of breath?

Depends: Depending on why you are using it....proair typically starts to work within minutes. Qvar isn't used as a rescue medication. If you've started it and use it as prescribed, it typically takes a few days to start working well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia. Already on antibiotic (11yo)?

Is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia. Already on antibiotic (11yo)?

Yes: If you are an asthmatic taking both medications is a good idea while you have pneumonia. They should help with the cough and improve your bronchospasm and inflammation. Use your medications according to your asthma action plan written by your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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

Re-evaluation: If your asthma is not controlled, seek the care of an asthma specialist such as an allergist. It may be necessary to change the medication plan, re-evaluate avoidance measures for allergens or even consider other reasons for the wheezing other than asthma. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Time for a visit: You need to sit down with your doc/asthma specialist and come up with a treatment plan you can understand and do consistently. You mention several meds that do the same thing, and if you are changing up your program you are not getting consistent results. ...Read more

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Will my long term inhaled steroid asthma medicine (qvar) interfere with general anesthesia?

Will my long term inhaled steroid asthma medicine (qvar) interfere with general anesthesia?

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 more

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Is it safe to take qvar inhaler with avelox, prednisone and prometh codeine syrup? I'm a little nervous all together will make me feel worse.

Is it safe to take qvar inhaler with avelox, prednisone and prometh codeine syrup? I'm a little nervous all together will make me feel worse.

Medication: I would not take medication with codiene. Codiene has a drying effect and makes it harder to expectorate, thus negating the effect of the qvar. ...Read more

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I have chest pain under my left breast. Pinching when I breath deep and move, worse lying down. No feverI take Qvar daily and had serve cough in Dec.?

I have chest pain under my left breast. Pinching when I breath deep and move, worse lying down. No feverI take Qvar daily and had serve cough in Dec.?

Chest pain: Many severe viral upper respiratory infections are accompanied by s verse pleuritic, pleurisy or pericarditis. They both have symptoms you described and can be self limited or treated with anti-inflammatory agents ...Read more

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I take 2puffs of qvar 2times a day. I have ashma. Why do I still get wheezing, and mild shortness of breath everyday? I take 2puffs albuteral a day.

I take 2puffs of qvar 2times a day. I have ashma. Why do I still get wheezing, and mild shortness of breath everyday? I take 2puffs albuteral a day.

Med not working: For a 16 year old male with well-documented bronchial asthma, use of a rescue inhaler, like albuterol, more than 2-3 times weekly indicates poor asthma control. If Qvar is not helping with the wheezing, coughing attacks, and mild shortness of breath, request that you be tried on something else. ...Read more

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My daughter is taking montelukast and Qvar daily at night. She is 6 and has asthma. Can she take Benedryl at night for runny nose and terrible cold?

My daughter is taking montelukast and Qvar daily at night. She is 6 and has asthma. Can she take Benedryl at night for runny nose and terrible cold?

Met: Upper respiratory infections may cause worsening of asthma and an increased need for Albuterol.
Cold remedies are often not very useful, but nasal saline rinses and a vaporizer may help to relieve nasal symptoms. If she is allergic and being treated with an anti histamine, this can be continued. ...Read more

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I take QVAR 2 months now. I experience numbness face swelling and throat closing when consuming alcohol. Could this be an allergy to the medicine?

I take QVAR 2 months now. I experience numbness face swelling and throat closing when consuming alcohol. Could this be an allergy to the medicine?

No: Although QVar can cause oropharyngeal candidiasis (yeast infection), it would not cause these symptoms which are solely triggered by alcohol. If you have these symptoms no matter what kind of alcohol you consume, then avoid alcohol altogether. If you have these symptoms only with wine and beer, then consider sulfite sensitivity. Post. ...Read more

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What can qvar do if its not prescribed to me?

What can qvar do if its not prescribed to me?

Nothing....: If it's not prescribed, it won't help. However, the benefits of qvar can potentially be great. I've seen asthmatics not controlled on 3 or 4 meds and add qvar to it (even with another steroid) and their symptoms resolved in 1 week. ...Read more

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Can qvar and advair be taken together?

Can qvar and advair be taken together?

Yes: I often will do this, especially for asthma patients that are difficult to control. The reason is that the steroid component of advair is a large particle and thus only gets in the larger airways. Qvar is a smaller particle steroid, thus it gets deeper in the airways. Combining the two often works very well, then after a month or two, you can usually stop one of them. ...Read more

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Can qvar and abuterol be used together?

Yes: They are used for different reasons. Albuterol is a fast-acting rescue medication to relax airway smooth muscle and relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath. Whereas Qvar is a daily maintenance medication for asthma to treat underlying airway inflammation and mucus. They can be taken at the same time without interactions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use qvar if hsv2+?

Herpes and Steroids: I think this question would have more complexity if you were ingesting the steroid orally. But, I do not see any trouble with regular Qvar use if you have herpes 2. ...Read more