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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
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
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
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
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?
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