Qvar is used to prevent and control asthma. It works by preventing certain cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms.

This medicine may be used with other asthma medications, such as Bronchodilators (open up narrowed breathing passages) like Salbutamol or Ipratropium or Corticosteroids that are taken orally.

Before using Qvar, tell your doctor: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; if you and/or your child are taking any other prescription medicine (especially Prednisone), non-prescription medicine, herbal preparations, or dietary supplements; if you have been treated with steroids for a long period of time; if you have experienced nasal septum ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma.

This medicine is not for rapid relief of asthma symptoms. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Qvar will not relieve an acute asthma attack that has already started.

Before using Qvar inform your doctor if:

  • you have liver disease;
  • you have glaucoma;
  • you have hypothyroidism;
  • you have any untreated fungal, bacterial, or viral infections;
  • you and/or your child have a herpes infection near the eye;
  • you and/or your child have osteoporosis or bone disease;
  • you have a history of Tuberculosis.

Qvar Side Effects

Most severe: Allergic reactions (giant hives; rash; tightness in the chest; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, mouth, lips, or tongue).

Most common: Irritation or burning of the nose; sneezing attack; nosebleed; cataracts; glaucoma; increased pressure in the eye; wheezing; headache; nose infection; lightheadedness; dryness; irritation of the nose and throat; unpleasant taste and smell; loss of taste and smell.

Storage Instructions for Qvar

Store between 36 and 86 degrees F. This medicine may not be very effective if the canister is cold. Contents are under pressure. Exposure to heat above 120 degrees F may cause bursting. Do not use or store near heat or open flame. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medication. If you have any questions about Qvar, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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