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

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Dr. Luis Taylor
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Luis Taylor
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Patients are supposed to rinse their mouth after using any inhaled steroid to hopefully prevent thrush (yeast infection).
The steroid can contribute to causing the fungus to over grow, thus causing thrush.

In brief: See below

Patients are supposed to rinse their mouth after using any inhaled steroid to hopefully prevent thrush (yeast infection).
The steroid can contribute to causing the fungus to over grow, thus causing thrush.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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