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. Online consultation: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ.
Yes. You might need it for a long time. But you can work on your allergies with avoidance and possibly oral medications. Side effects include bone loss, glaucoma, cataracts.