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

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

The use of the steroid asthma medication should be made clear to your anesthesiologist.
If you have become dependent upon steroids (long term use) you might need a supplementary dose during the operation. However, the medication itself should not cause any problems.

In brief: Not really

The use of the steroid asthma medication should be made clear to your anesthesiologist.
If you have become dependent upon steroids (long term use) you might need a supplementary dose during the operation. However, the medication itself should not cause any problems.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Should Not

This is very little is any data that an inhaled steroid would effect anesthesia.
If anything asthma that is not well controlled would effect undergoing general anesthesia.

In brief: Should Not

This is very little is any data that an inhaled steroid would effect anesthesia.
If anything asthma that is not well controlled would effect undergoing general anesthesia.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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