Qvar is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat asthma in people aged 5 years and older. Qvar is also referred to by its drug name, beclomethasone dipropionate.
Qvar is a member of a class of drugs called corticosteroids, which suppress the immune system and decrease inflammation in the body. Qvar is believed to work by decreasing inflammation in the lungs, which reduces the risk of bronchospasm (unwanted smooth muscle contraction of the airways).
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Qvar is administered twice daily through an aerosol inhaler.
Qvar should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.
The FDA-approved label for Qvar lists common side effects including headache, sore throat, and sinus infection.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Qvar include decreased bone density, glaucoma, hypercorticism (hormonal imbalance), effects on growth in children, severe allergic reactions, fungal infections of the mouth, and paradoxical bronchospasm (bronchospasm caused by medication).
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Qvar RediHaler — Teva
Corticosteroid (Inhalation Route) — Mayo Clinic