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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. ?

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.

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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

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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?

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 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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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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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. A review of your asthma plan can be obtained from your PCP or by virtual consultation. www. healthtap,com/DosanjhMD Code; NCYHPZ ...Read more

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How do I know the difference between a PE and pneumonia? Will QVAR make a PE feel better.

How do I know the difference between a PE and pneumonia?  Will QVAR make a PE feel better.

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 more

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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?

Maintenance med: Qvar is meant to be used daily to control asthma symptoms, and is not a rescue inhaler. Suggest you talk to your doctor before attempting to discontinue it. ...Read more

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Is qvar similar to albuterol?

Is qvar similar to albuterol?

Different: Qvar is an inhaled steroid (beclomethasone) and is designed for regular use to prevent asthma. Albuterol is a quick relief short acting bronchodilator designed to be used "as needed" for acute asthma symptoms. They can be used together. ...Read more

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Could qvar and albuterol be used together?

Could qvar and albuterol be used together?

Yes: Qvar is an inhaled steroid that should be used on a regular basis. Albuterol is used as needed to give quick relief of symptoms. It is fine to use these two medications together. ...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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I ran out of qvar . My mom can't buy one until friday .What should I do ?

Don't worry: If you are using your Qvar as directed and your asthma is fairly well controlled missing a day or two will be okay. Just make sure you restart and maintain your routine as directed. Keep your rescue inhaler close. ...Read more

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Is taking qvar and singulair (montelukast) together generally considered safe?

Asthma control: Yes, it is safe to take the 2 medications together. Qvar and singulair (montelukast) are often used as "controller" medications for asthma. Hopefully by using them concurrently, you will have to use your bronchodilator ( such as albuterol or xopenex) less often. ...Read more

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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