Qvar Autohaler contains beclomethasone dipropionate, which is one of a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. Qvar Autohaler is used to prevent the symptoms of mild, moderate, or severe asthma in patients who require regular treatment. Qvar Autohaler works deep in your lungs to make breathing easier by reducing the inflammation, swelling and irritation in the airways. This type of medicine is known as a ‘preventer’. It needs to be taken regularly every day, even if you have no symptoms. This inhaler will not give immediate relief of wheezing or breathlessness during a sudden asthma attack. You will need to use a ‘reliever’ inhaler, which contains a different medicine. You should still continue to use this inhaler. Do not take more puffs than your doctor has told you to. Qvar Autohaler is not recommended for use in children under 12 years. If you think your usual treatment is not working, for example your symptoms are not getting better, or are getting worse, or you need to use more puffs from your reliever inhaler, please tell your doctor. Your asthma may be getting worse. You must not stop using your inhaler unless your doctor tells you to. Do not use the dose release slide to take your medicine; the Autohaler device will automatically release a dose when you begin to breathe in from the mouthpiece.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Qvar Autohaler from UK manufactured by Teva. Qvar Autohaler is available in the strength of 50 mcg/200 dose and 100 mcg/200 dose.
Qvar Autohaler Side Effects
The common side effects of Qvar Autohaler may include hoarseness, difficulty in swallowing accompanied by earache and swollen glands, sore throat, a sore mouth, feeling sick, headache, feeling dizzy or faint, tremor, change in taste, difficulty in breathing, increase in wheezing, shortness of breath and cough, sleeping problems, depression or feeling worried, restless, nervous, over-excited or irritable.
If immediately after taking a puff of this inhaler you feel wheezy or tight chested do not take any more puffs. Use your reliever inhaler to help your breathing and contact your doctor immediately. Stop using your inhaler and tell your doctor immediately if the following happens:
• an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face or neck leading to severe difficulty in breathing; skin rash or hives);
• abdominal pain;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not use Qvar Autohaler if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to beclomethasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine or are suffering from a sudden attack of breathlessness. Before taking Qvar Autohaler, inform your doctor if you are suffering from tuberculosis (TB) now or have suffered from it in the past, are allergic to other similar inhalers, if you must avoid alcohol for any reason, are pregnant or breast feeding or your asthma seems to be getting worse. Children or adolescents who are using the inhaler for a prolonged period may grow more slowly. Your doctor may therefore wish to monitor the height of a child receiving prolonged treatment with Qvar Autohaler. Tell your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including drugs prescribed by other doctors, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements, or alternative medicines. Tell your doctor if you are taking Disulfiram, Metronidazole
, some medicines for HIV like ritonavir, cobicistat. Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25°C, do not freeze. Keep pressurized container away from heat and light. Do not spray against flames or red-hot objects.