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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
Is 80 mcg QVar 2 inhalations twice per day considered a medium dose, not likely to cause systemic effects or high dose to step down from if possible?
Qvar medium dose: Yes, it is a medium dose, systemic side effects are unlikely with such dosage, stepping down from this dosage depends on how are you doing clinically, mainly absence of night time symptoms, exercise tolerance, and reduced asthma flares. So follow up with your doctor, and keep the current dose for now if you are stable, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Often, a PE and pneumonia symptoms are similar - shortness of breath, pleuritic chest pain, cough. However, with pneumonia, the cough is more likely to be productive, you could have a fever and the chest xray will show infiltrates. A PE usually doesn't show up on CXR unless you've had a lung infarct. QVAR will not do anything to help a PE. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking qvar 80mcg for past 2 day and my breathing returned to normal. Is it okay to stop using it for a few days to see if i can function without it?
I have been taking qvar 80 mcg(2puffs twice a day everyday)for a month and qvar is not controlling my ashma.What ashma med. Could i get to control it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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