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How Long Should You Take Qvar For It To Actually Work
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
What other options for asthma long term control medication are there, other than (qvar - which does not work to control my asthma)?
Singular: This might help. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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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I take qvar 2 times a day, 2puffs in the morning, and also at night. Today I took qvar at 3pm. Should I take it tonight still at 11:30pm?
Qvar: Yes you may take a third dose at 11:30 pm. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Just drank 2 beers at a party, should. I take meds tonight, and if so which ones. Remeron45mg? Klonopin o.5 mg? Qvar 80mcg? Singulair (montelukast) 10mg.?
Is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia. Already on antibiotic (11yo)?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Is it safe to take Qvar, Singulair, Nasonex, (mometasone) Allegra, Trazodone, and Doxicycline at the same time. Klonipin 1hr prior?
Drugs: Yes you take all the drugs safely at once ...Read more
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?
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
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
When blow nose, mucus is bloody. Lots of yellow-green postnasal drip. Some wheeze. No fever. Take Dymista, Allegra, singulair, (montelukast) qvar, and Ventolin. It's not allergy. Sinusitus? Go see primary care or wait it out?
Always a good: Idea to go see your PCP when taking so many medications with persistence of symptoms. Your PCp may determine that you need antibiotics ...Read more
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
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
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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