Qvar

Qvar is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. The active ingredient is beclometasone dipropionate.

Qvar Autohaler

Qvar 50mcg Autohaler

Qvar 50mcg Autohaler is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. The active ingredient, beclometasone dipropionate, is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Steroids have an anti-inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs, and so ease breathing problems.

£28.95
includes free private prescription

Qvar 100mcg Autohaler

Qvar 100mcg Autohaler is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. The active ingredient, beclometasone dipropionate, is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Steroids have an anti-inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs, and so ease breathing problems.

£37.45
includes free private prescription

Qvar Easi-Breathe

Qvar 50mcg Easi-Breathe

Qvar 50mcg Easi-Breathe is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. The active ingredient, beclometasone dipropionate, is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Steroids have an anti-inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs, and so ease breathing problems.

£28.95
includes free private prescription

Qvar 100mcg Easi-Breathe

Qvar 100mcg Easi-Breathe is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. The active ingredient, beclometasone dipropionate, is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Steroids have an anti-inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs, and so ease breathing problems.

£37.45
includes free private prescription

Qvar Inhaler

Qvar 50mcg Inhaler

Qvar 50mcg Inhaler is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. The active ingredient, beclometasone dipropionate, is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Steroids have an anti-inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs, and so ease breathing problems.

£28.95
includes free private prescription

Qvar 100mcg Inhaler

Qvar 100mcg Inhaler is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. The active ingredient, beclometasone dipropionate, is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Steroids have an anti-inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs, and so ease breathing problems.

£37.45
includes free private prescription

What is Qvar?

Qvar (beclometasone) is available as an Autohaler, Aerosol or Easi-Breathe in 50 and 100mcg. Beclometasone dipropionate, the active ingredient contained in Qvar, is a member of a class of pills known as steroids. Steroids are aid the reduction of inflammation. Beclometasone dipropionate functions in the air pathways of the lungs. It assists in reducing inflammation and keeps the breathing passages open. This makes it convenient to breathe.

Qvar Autohalers are breath-actuated inhalers that automatically release a metered dose of medication during inhalation through the mouthpiece and overcome the requirement for patients to organise actuation with motivation. Qvar Inhalers are typical press and breathe-metered-dose-inhaler (P&B MDI). There exist no variations in composition among the Autohaler, the Inhaler as well as the Easi-Breathe products.

Qvar (beclometasone) does not help control asthma immediately. Used on a daily basis, Qvar can help prevent asthma attacks and control symptoms, such as wheeze or a night-time cough. But it should be noted that it is not a permanent ‘cure’ for asthma and it will not give you fast relief of your symptoms once an attack has started. This you must use your fast-acting reliever inhaler like Ventolin (salbutamol) or terbutaline to hand in case of sudden asthma attacks when it happens.

For the best effect, it needs to be taken daily. You must take Qvar every day for it to work. Beclometasone dipropionate will only prevent attacks of breathlessness or asthma if it is taken regularly. You should continue to take Beclometasone dipropionate even if you feel that your condition is under control. It is a good idea to take it at the same time or times every day. Taken it regularly should be made part of your daily routine.

You must use Qvar regularly. It may take 1 to 4 weeks, or longer, after you start using Qvar for your asthma symptoms to get better

  • you are allergic to any constituent in Qvar aerosol solution
  • you always have asthma attack

It requires a couple of days for your inhaler to work. It is very important that you use it regularly. Do not stop treatment even if you feel better unless told by your doctor and do not stop using your inhaler abruptly. Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using beclometasone for inhalation ensure your pharmacist or physician knows:

  • Should you be pregnant, breast-feeding or striving for a child;
  • In case you have once had pulmonary tuberculosis (TB);
  •  In case you have a diseased condition of the mouth or eye, or a respiratory irritation.
  • If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect

  • Thrush infection of the mouth and throat (oral thrush). This can usually be avoided by rinsing the mouth out with water and spitting it out immediately after each time you use your inhaler. If you do get oral thrush your doctor can prescribe an antifungal medicine to treat it.
  • Immune system effects and a higher chance for infections. Serious allergic reactions. Stop using Qvar and call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away if you get any of the following signs and symptoms of a critical allergic side effect: hives, face, swelling of your lips, tongue; respiratory problems; rash;
  • Worsening asthma or sudden asthma attacks. You should contact your doctor right away if you do not get relief from your sudden asthma attacks, after using your rescue inhaler, during your treatment with Qvar.
  • Adrenal insufficiency that can lead to death can happen when you stop taking oral corticosteroid medicines and begin using inhaled corticosteroid pills and may happen in individuals who take more doses of Qvar than approved over an extensive period of time. Furthermore, whenever your entire body is under stress like from fever, trauma (like an auto accident), surgery infection or adrenal deficiency can get worse.

Signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include:

  • feeling exhausted or tired (fatigue)
  • lack of energy
  • weakness
  • feeling faint or dizziness
  • vomiting and nausea
  • low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Lower bone density. This may be a problem for people who already have a higher chance for low bone density (osteoporosis).
  • Sight problems including cataracts and glaucoma. If you have had glaucoma or cataracts in the past, you should have regular eye exams while using Qvar.

If you notice any of the following serious side effects, stop using this medicine and talk to your doctor straightaway.

  • if your breathing or wheezing gets worse straight after using your inhaler
  • allergic reaction (affects less than 1 in 100 people) – the signs include rashes, itching, redness of the skin, weals like nettle rash or hives and bruising
  • severe allergic reaction (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people) – the signs include swelling of the mucous membrane especially of eyes, lips or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing.
To get the maximum benefit from your inhaler, you need to make sure you are using it correctly. Studies show that the majority of people do not use their inhaler properly. You can ask your GP or asthma nurse to check your inhaler technique. You can also watch videos on asthma.org.uk
Be very cautious before taking Qvar. Always check with a doctor to ascertain it is suitable for you. To order Qvar online you must fill our questionnaire and wait for doctor’s approval. We will only process your order if you are suitable and you receive medication within 24 hours after the confirmation is send. We offer free next day delivery on all products and also, only make shipments in secure discreet packaging.

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