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Qvar Inhaler contains Beclometasone to help control symptoms of asthma. Beclometasone is a corticosteroid and reduces swelling of the air ways to help you breathe better.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist to understand how to prime and use the inhaler. Administer a dose twice a day. If your doctor has prescribed more than one puff per dose allow a minute between inhalations.
Rinse your mouth with water after inhaling the medication to prevent mouth infections. Never swallow the rinse water.
Make sure you use the Qvar Inhaler at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before using the Qvar Inhaler. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to eye disease, liver disease, thyroid problems, diabetes, stomach problems, bone loss, any infections, bleeding problems, and mental/mood conditions. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with the Qvar Inhaler.
Keep track which inhalers are used more often in case there is a worsening of asthma symptoms. Speak with your doctor if you determine that you need your rescue inhaler more often.
Long term use of croticosteroids can cause your body to have challenges responding to physical stress. You should tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication before any surgery, operations, or any procedures. If this medication is required for long term use have an ID bracelet or documentation. This can help identify the use of this medication in cases where you might be unable to speak or explain your condition.
While using Qvar Inhaler your body may not show signs of infection. Washing your hands and practising good hygiene can help prevent the spread of infections or other diseases. Avoid coming into contact with transmittable infections like the flu, measles or chickenpox.
Qvar Inhaler's active medical ingredient is Beclometasone and can interfere with vaccines and immunizations. You should avoid scheduling any immunization/vaccinations while taking Qvar Inhaler. Additionally you should avoid people who have been recently had a vaccination.
Side effects of the Qvar Inhaler are: stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, sinus pain, cough, dryness in your mouth/nose/throat after use, unpleasant taste in the mouth, hoarseness, or deepened voice.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for the Qvar Inhaler?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: You should feel a difference in 24 hours, however, it can up to three weeks to reach the maximum of the medication.
Q: Will this medication remove my immunities or vaccinations?
A: No, but their effectiveness will be reduced when taking this medication. Once you stop using the Qvar Inhaler your immunity will return to normal. Take extra caution to avoid infections by practising good hygiene.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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