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Qvar Inhaler Side Effects
What is considered long term for qvar 80mcg steriod inhaler? Dr told me to use for two months for spring. I'm 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
Yes: In general, yes but not all people with asthma responds to QVar which is an inhaled steroid. The major side effects are hoarseness and thrush at the throat area which can be mostly prevented by using an aerochamber and gargling with water after each treatment session. Large doses in young children may resulted in around 1/2 inch of loss in eventual height. ...Read more
Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can I take long time? What long term use side effects? Age 57
Your peak flow and continued symptoms indicate that your asthma control is not good. I would suggest continuing the QVAR and taking the asthma control test online at regular intervals. A HEPA filter unit at home can help to reduce indoor allergens. Avoiding smoke and other triggers is important in your mgt.
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Can stopping use of zantac, (ranitidine) singular, & qvar (rx'ed for viral bronchitis) have side effects, specifically depression, headaches, or sinus issues?
Some of them, yes: If the medicines were helping sinus disease, then certainly stopping them might cause the symptoms to come back. I am not aware of an association with depression, though. You should talk with the prescriber about those symptoms, as they are probably unrelated and there are ways to effectively treat this! ...Read more
Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?
Adult asthma. On qvar. Mainly short of breath when I walk up stairs, exercise. I do have allergies. Worried about side effects of med.
Not med: If the only time you have shortness of breath is when you walk up a flight of stairs, and not when exercising, and it resolves right away and is not associated with pain or coughing, I would presume you are still out of shape. It certainly is not the med (i was a pharmacist for20 years too), and does not sound like asthma or heart. ...Read more
using qvar, ventolin and pred to control wheezing and coughing. Doc weaning me off pred and prescribed Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) afraid of side effects, should I use?
How do you stop qvar inhaler? Can you stop immediately or do you gradually decrease it? I was supposed to continue until spring finished.
Stopping qvar: You do not have to taper off qvar. However, if you feel you still need it then you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I've recently been prescribed a qvar brown aerosol inhaler. I've noticed while using it I've had a dull constant headache. Could this be the inhaler??
Potentially: There is potential for it to improve some. I don't have the studies in front of me to quote what was found. ...Read more
My 2 yr. Old was given two types of inhalers. Qvar is needed twice daily and he also has Albuterol. Should the Albuterol be used daily too?
Only as needed: Think of Qvar as your twice a day preventive. Taking it today will help prevent an asthma attack in a month from now. It is a steroid that gradually heals the lungs, but it takes a while to "kick in" The albuterol is your "emergency medicine" to be used in an attack. Ideally, the Qvar will prevent you from needing the albuterol! Be sure and go over your "asthma action plan" at next visit! ...Read more
Is it safe to take qvar inhaler with avelox, prednisone and prometh codeine syrup? I'm a little nervous all together will make me feel worse.
Medication: I would not take medication with codiene. Codiene has a drying effect and makes it harder to expectorate, thus negating the effect of the qvar. ...Read more
4 yr old coughing for 7 wks. Diagnosed with asthma. Did 10 day steroid, albuterol evry 4 hrs, 7 day amox & qvar inhaler. Still coughing. Wat now? Answers?
See allergist: After 7 weeks, it is time for you to bring the child to an allergy specialist who can help you in finding out the cause for the cough which may well not be asthma given the lack of response to the anti-asthma drugs including oral steroid. I would consider getting a chest x-ray also to rule out aspiration. ...Read more
Advair: Advair is a combined long-acting bronchial dilator and a steroid. When used alone, the former has been implicated in adverse side-effect on the heart. Fortunately, that does not happen when combined with the steroid. Its chronic use can cause mild growth stunting of about an inch during a child's growing years. Advair is an excellent inhalation medicine for the control of asthma. ...Read more
Yes: Common side effects include fungal mouth infections (“thrush”) which appear as white patches and can be avoided by rinsing mouth after each use. Other common side effects, which may go away over time, are headaches, fatigue, depression, muscle and joint pain, runny nose, sinus infection, and sore throat. If any of these do not go away after a few days, report them to your doctor. ...Read more
Inhaler: If you would add the name of the medicine then an accurate answer would be easier. Thanks! ...Read more
Temporary jitterines: For the most part, you may experience temporary jitteriness that usually lasts for 15-20 minutes after taking it. This is because the medication causes an increase in heart rate. You may want to consult your physician prior to taking this if you have any heart problems. This is the most common side effect. ...Read more
When using an inhaler (proair hfa) the side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/memory change?
Proair inhailer: I've not had a single patient complain of mental changes on proair. Obviously, it's a very frequently used medication and if the such side effects were common, it would not be used. ...Read more
When using an inhaler (proair hfa) some side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/ memory change?
Medical evaluation.: Please let your doctor know asap. I don't exactly know what you mean by mental changes. Proair hfa has possible side effects to include: psychoses (auditory hallucinations & persecutory delusions), restlessness, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, confusion, mental status changes. Your symptoms need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Took 2 puffs of albuterol inhaler and one mucus relief pill. Are there any side effects from mixing the two?
If im having severe side effects from an albuterol inhaler, what can I take instead for my short acting inhaler?
Call your Doctor: This is a question, really for doctor. There are several options which may not cause such a reaction. But you did specify what exactly happened, so we can not give a specific answer. ...Read more
What happens if I'm having severe side effects to albuterol inhaler what should I take instead for my short acting inhaler?
My Dr prescribe perforomist nebulizer for worsening asthma. Steroid inhaler affects vocal cords. Worried about side effects. Once start can't stop?
I have shortness of breath after a cold. Dr diagnosed allergies and 80 mcg steroid inhaler. Are there bad side effects to using steriods with inhaler?
Can you suggest a bronchodilator which doesn't cause tremors n has least side effects n is effective against asthma. N shld b an inhalor as it's easy?
Levalbuterol: Albuterol makes lots of people jittery, xopenex (levalbuterol) or Levalbuterol generally does not. It is left handed albuterol. Some insurance companies will need this prior approved. This is a rescue inhaler, in place of albuterol, not an inhaled corticosteroid. The corticosteroids shouldn't make you jittery either, but they are for maintenance of symptoms. ...Read more
Are there any reports of adults using qvar or becotide experiencing depression or mood swings as a side effect?
Which causes side effect of hair loss and weight gain? Latuda (lurasidone)? Cymbalta? Klonopin? Trazadone? Singulair? Qvar? Dymista.? TSH is normal.
I am an asthamatic. Although I stopped having attacks, I regularly take salbutomol inhalers. Can there be sideffects.
Salbutamol: Salbutamol, also called albuterol, is a beta-2 agonist. Its common side-effects may be cardiovascular, like palpitations, tachycardia, cns, like nervousness, tremors, insomnia etc. You could also have headaches, dizziness etc. The more severe side effects are hypertension, arrythmias, chest pain, bronchiospasms and hypersensitivity. ...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