Qvar is a corticosteroid inhaler containing beclomethasone. Qvar is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma including difficulty breathing, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing. Qvar is most effective when taken regularly and is not a rescue inhaler and therefore should not be used to relieve an asthma attack. Beclomethasone works by decreasing swelling and irritation in your airways in order to make breathing easier.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Qvar:
If you have any of the following beclomethasone side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Qvar?
If you miss a dose of Qvar, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
How long does it take Qvar to work?
It may take four weeks to feel the full benefit of Qvar although you may notice some improvement within 24 hours.