Doctor insights on: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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??
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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