What is Qvar?
Qvar Aerosol is a preventer inhaler. It is used twice daily to reduce the risk of an asthma attack. While Qvar works to help prevent your symptoms from arising, it it still important that you have a blue reliever inhaler, such as Ventolin or Salbutamol.
Qvar has a built in dose counter so you will know how many doses you have left. When you have fewer than 20 doses remaining, the numbers will be red to remind you to replace your inhaler.
How does Qvar work?
Qvar inhalers reduce inflammation in the airways, which makes breathing easier. The active ingredient in Qvar inhalers is beclometasone dipropionate, which is a corticosteroid.
How do you take Qvar?
Take ONE to TWO puffs in the morning and evening. Always take this medication as it has been prescribed to you.
If you’re unsure how to administer your inhaler, you should brush up on your asthma inhaler technique.
How effective is Qvar?
Qvar Aerosol is a clinically proven asthma preventer inhaler. In addition to having Qvar, it is important that you have a reliever inhaler to alleviate your symptoms should they arise despite your use of Qvar.
What are the main side effects of Qvar?
Like all medicines, Qvar can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The main side effects of Qvar are:
- difficulty in swallowing accompanied by an earache and swollen glands
- a sore mouth or oral thrush
For more side effects please see the patient information leaflet.