Qvar Inhaler (Beclomethasone Dipropionate)
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Qvar Inhaler for Asthma
Chemical Name: beclomethasone dipropionate (be-kloe-METH-a-sone)
Qvar Inhaler, also known as Beclomethasone is a medication used for preventing and controlling asthma symptoms. This medication is a part of the corticosteroids group of drugs. Corticosteroids are steroids that are used for treating patients with asthma. It is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation and swelling of the airways and reduces mucus production as well. It allows the airways to become less inflamed and they are less likely to react to an asthma trigger. This medication is to be regularly used to prevent respiratory issues. It is not a fast-acting drug; hence it should not be used to treat an asthma attack. In case of an asthma attack use a quick-relief inhaler that you’ve been prescribed instead.
This inhaler is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy. You can opt for the Qvar 50 inhaler or even the Qvar 100 inhaler depending on what you need.
The active ingredient present in both Qvar 50 inhaler and Qvar 100 inhaler is Beclomethasone Dipropionate.
Follow the directions prescribed by your doctor. Prime the inhaler if you’re using it for the first time or if you’re using it after ten days or more. Fire two shots into the air before you use it. Do not shake the inhaler and avoid getting the medicine in your eyes. Inhale the medication, place your mouth around the mouthpiece and take deep breaths. Use it according to the dosage prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may start off with a smaller dose and might increase it later considering your symptoms.
If you've been prescribed two puffs, then make sure to wait for at least one minute before you take the second one. If you’re using some other inhaler as well, then wait for one minute before you use the other one. Rinse your mouth and gargle after every use, do not swallow the water and do not wash the inhaler. Discard the inhaler after you’ve used up the prescribed number of dosage.
Seek medical help if you happen to notice signs of an allergic reaction to the Beclomethasone Dipropionate inhaler. Some side effects of this drug include
- Dry and sore throat
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Signs of infections
- Oral thrush
- White patches on your tongue and in the mouth
- Some other serious side effects include vision issues
- Thinning skin
- Increased urination
- Slow wound healing
- Troubled breathing
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- Liver problems
- Thyroid problems
- Intestinal problems
Product Code: 1955
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