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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

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

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Inhaler (Definition)

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Is QVAR and effective control medication for asthma management? Side effects please?

Is QVAR and effective control medication for asthma management? Side effects please?

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

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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

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

Mgt: 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?

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

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Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Yes: Anxiety and attention deficits can be side effects of albuterol and frequent albuterol usage is a sign of uncontrolled asthma which can also give you the above symptoms. Get yourself checked! ...Read more

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Adult asthma. On qvar. Mainly short of breath when I walk up stairs, exercise. I do have allergies. Worried about side effects of med.

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

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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?

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?

Mgt: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) compared with oral prednisone has fewer serious side effects. I would suggest having an EKG 12 lead and avoiding caffeine while using Dulera (formoterol and mometasone).
If you notice any side effects, it is important to see your PCP. ...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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Will using qvar inhaler help heal pneumonia, already on antibiotic?

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

NO: Steroids to not help with infection. It may help calm the inflammation down and potentially help if you're coughing a lot, but the antibiotics will be what is needed to directly help the infection. ...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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What are the side effects of using advair inhalers?

What are the side effects of using advair inhalers?

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

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Can asmanex inhaler have side effects? If so what are they?

Can asmanex inhaler have side effects? If so what are they?

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

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Are there any side effects of over useing my blue (releiver) inhaler?

Are there any side effects of over useing my blue (releiver) inhaler?

Inhaler: If you would add the name of the medicine then an accurate answer would be easier. Thanks! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of dry powder inhaler?

What are the side effects of dry powder inhaler?

It depends: What kind of medication is it? There are various side effects to different medications. One commonly seen side effect of "dry inhalers" containing steroids is fungal/candida infection of the mouth. ...Read more

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Side effects of albuterol inhalers?

Side effects albuter: Palpitation lasting for fewminutes, nervousness, tremors, irritability. With inhalers you may get throat irritation, headache and vomiting. Sometimes dry mouth and padoxial bronchospasm
most of the time the side effects are mild and short lived. ...Read more

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What are side effects of xopenex (levalbuterol) inhalers for asthma?

What are side effects of xopenex (levalbuterol) inhalers for asthma?

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

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Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

Does proventil (albuterol) inhaler have bad side effects?

It can cause. ..: It can cause palpitations, a more rapid heart rate, and rarely an irregular heart beat. Some people report anxiety, but it is temporary. Generally, very safe! ...Read more

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When using an inhaler (proair hfa) the side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/memory change?

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

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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

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What type of side effects can ventolin inhaler cause? Is itching a side effect?

What type of side effects can ventolin inhaler cause? Is itching a side effect?

Racing heart beat: Your heart feels like it is pounding or racing (palpitations), chest pain, fast heart rate, shakiness, nervousness, headache, pain, dizziness, sore throat, runny nose are the known common side effects. Itch is possible though uncommon. ...Read more

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Does the alvesco (ciclesonide) inhaler have side effects of dizziness or vertigo?

Does the alvesco (ciclesonide) inhaler have side effects of dizziness or vertigo?

Yes, it can: Alvesco (ciclesonide) aerosol may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Alvesco (ciclesonide) aerosol with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. ...Read more

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Took 2 puffs of albuterol inhaler and one mucus relief pill. Are there any side effects from mixing the two?

Took 2 puffs of albuterol inhaler and one mucus relief pill. Are there any side effects from mixing the two?

No side effect: There is no problem in taking both medications together. If the mucus pill has a decongestant, it will make your heart beat wild for a little while, as both albuterol and the decongestant can cause rapid heart beat. It should not be a probem at 21 years of age. ...Read more

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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

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What happens if I'm having severe side effects to albuterol inhaler what should I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

What happens if I'm having severe side effects to albuterol inhaler what should I take instead for my short acting inhaler?

Several choices: A long acting bronchodilator in combination with an inhaler steroid, (prescription only), is probably the next step. An inhaled steroid might work as well. Other medicines, like Singular are also available ...Read more

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My Dr prescribe perforomist nebulizer for worsening asthma. Steroid inhaler affects vocal cords. Worried about side effects. Once start can't stop?

My Dr prescribe perforomist nebulizer for worsening asthma. Steroid inhaler affects vocal cords. Worried about side effects. Once start can't stop?

See an asthma: Specialist and an ENT specialist, your doctor is trying to help control your asthma, given that you are reporting vocal cords problems with ICS. Preforomist isn't recommended for long term asthma control ...Read more

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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?

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?

Steroid side effects: Long term, chronic, high dose steroids can have side effects on the bones, eyes, appetite. However, in the short term, the steroid inhaler can help your allergy symptoms without undue side effects. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Which causes side effect of hair loss and weight gain? Latuda (lurasidone)? Cymbalta? Klonopin? Trazadone? Singulair? Qvar? Dymista.? TSH is normal.

Which causes side effect of hair loss and weight gain? Latuda (lurasidone)? Cymbalta? Klonopin? Trazadone? Singulair? Qvar? Dymista.? TSH is normal.

Latuda (lurasidone): Can cause weight gain. None of these are known to cause significant hair loss. Depakote can cause the combination of weight gain and hair loss (breakage) ...Read more

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I am an asthamatic. Although I stopped having attacks, I regularly take salbutomol inhalers. Can there be sideffects.

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

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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

Qvar (Definition)

Beclomethasone is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug). ...Read more