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What is considered long term for qvar 80mcg steriod inhaler? Dr told me to use for two months for spring. Im not wanting to develop any side effects

What is considered long term for qvar 80mcg steriod inhaler? Dr told me to use for two months for spring. Im 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

Steroid Inhaler (Definition)

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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Will using qvar inhaler help heal pneumonia, already on antibiotic?

Will using qvar inhaler help heal pneumonia, already on antibiotic?

Not exactly: If your airways are very irritated from coughing the steroid will reduce the inflammation and may reduce the cough reflex you feel due to that irritation. It won't directly improve the lung injury from the pneumonia and it may not work at all - but is worth trying if you are miserable. ...Read more

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Since using Qvar inhaler, my oxygen levels are better. Will my fev1 improve to?

Since using Qvar inhaler, my oxygen levels are better. Will my fev1 improve to?

Hopefully: That's a good sign, just keep taking it as prescribed, controlling airway inflammation should lead to improved fev1 and all spirometry parameters, good luck ...Read more

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Why do they tell you to drink water after using the Qvar inhaler?

Why do they tell you to drink water after using the Qvar inhaler?

Qvar: Qvar inhaler contains a mild steroid for treatment of asthma. Because the medicine can cause oral thrush and even hoarseness, it is important to rinse your mouth or drink water after each use. ...Read more

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Can I use an albuterol and qvar inhaler and then drink alcohol?

Can I use an albuterol and qvar inhaler and then drink alcohol?

Depends: No real "Contraindication" but immediate use of alcohol with any medicine is NOT WISE! You can have a reasonable amount of alcohol in between doses of your medications. Hope this Helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Will my long term inhaled steroid asthma medicine (qvar) interfere with general anesthesia?

Will my long term inhaled steroid asthma medicine (qvar) interfere with general anesthesia?

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

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