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Qvar Autohaler (Beclomethasone)
What is the drug Qvar used for?
The main ingredient in this particular medicine belongs to the medicine family of corticosteroid. This particular medicine is primarily to be taken by asthma patients. Asthma is a disease which causes the lining of your lungs to become inflamed. This medicine thus, in turn, functions by reducing that inflammation from your lungs. It acts directly on the air passages.
The dosage of this particular medicine is constituted of 50 micrograms of beclomethasone dipropionate, and 100 micrograms in each puff of Autohaler and Qvar 100 inhaler.
However, ensure that you use this medicine as your doctor has told you and also it may be given for reasons which are not talked about in this article.
You can purchase Qvar Autohaler online from Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient found in this particular medicine is beclomethasone dipropionate.
Not necessary to shake before use.
Unclip the mouthpiece cover from the back and open the Autohaler. Hold the Autohaler upright while ensuring that you do not block the air vent at the bottom.
Breathe out while closing your lips around the mouthpiece. Breathe out as much as you comfortably can.
Then breathe in slowly and deeply. When you hear a “click and whoosh” sound, continue breathing in. Do not breathe out at that time.
Next, hold your breath for 10 seconds and slowly breathe out. After taking a puff, lower the lever down while still holding the Autohaler upright.
Follow your doctor’s instructions. Generally, people take between 2 to 6 puffs.
Inform your doctor:
- If you have any allergies or are allergic to ingredients of Qvar Autohaler
- If you had TB
- If you have an infection
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not use beclomethasone dipropionate as a treatment of an acute asthma attack. Not suitable for children under the age of 5. Do not use if expired.
Cautions not listed may also exist.
Be aware of:
- Sore mouth
- Creamy or yellow raised patches develop in your mouth
- Narrowing of airways
- Tightening in chest
- Stunted growth in children and adults
- Cushing's syndrome (rare)
Side effects not listed may also exist. In case you experience any of these adverse effects, immediately contact your doctor.
Product Code: 12138
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.