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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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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


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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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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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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