Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020911/002.

Names and composition

"QVAR 40" is the commercial name of a drug composed of BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020911/002 QVAR 40 BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/INHALATION 0.04MG per INH

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017573/001 VANCERIL BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/INHALATION 0.042MG per INH
018153/001 BECLOVENT BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/INHALATION 0.042MG per INH
018521/001 VANCENASE BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/NASAL 0.042MG per INH
018584/001 BECONASE BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/NASAL 0.042MG per INH
020486/001 VANCERIL DOUBLE STRENGTH BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/INHALATION 0.084MG per INH
020911/001 QVAR 80 BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/INHALATION 0.08MG per INH
020911/002 QVAR 40 BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/INHALATION 0.04MG per INH
202813/001 QNASL BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/NASAL 0.08MG per ACTUATION
202813/002 QNASL BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AEROSOL, METERED/NASAL 0.04MG per ACTUATION

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Answered questions

Is this normal with a new inhaler?
I was previously on qvar 40 mg but moved up to the 80 mg one. I had some chest tightness that seems to be on and off. Qvar has seemed to work amazingly well for me so is it normal since i just switched to the higher dose? Asked by Sindy Gerringer 1 year ago.

maybe you needed a higher dose for your condition. acc to website. qvar.com, small particle, up to 58% more distribution to smaller airways and don't need a spacer. that's good. beclamethsone, newer form, same old drug.. that's ok. nice to know.. Answered by Stephan Feusier 1 year ago.


Question about taking Qvar for Asthma?
I have had asthma for 20 years. I am 21.. I have ALWAYS been on albuterol for my fast acting inhaler. For the past 8 years I have been on Qvar as my preventive medicine. My mom says its a steroid and I should not take it every day of the entire year... She says I should stop taking it for a while and only take it... Asked by Samantha Gravito 1 year ago.

I have had asthma for 20 years. I am 21.. I have ALWAYS been on albuterol for my fast acting inhaler. For the past 8 years I have been on Qvar as my preventive medicine. My mom says its a steroid and I should not take it every day of the entire year... She says I should stop taking it for a while and only take it when I need it... But its PREVENTIVE medication... I take it and my asthma symptoms go away and I feel great.. I stop taking it and can't breathe ever, and cough all the time... So I take qvar again (this would be 2 week periods of taking it) and after two weeks of taking it I feel better... THen I stop taking it... I get worse... So My doctor does not speak english... And I can't change doctors for the time being. I can only refill my Rx at the pharmacy when I need. SO my question is: Am I suppose to take Qvar every day for the entire year to prevent asthma symptoms... (which is what i thought I was suppose to do) Or do what my mom says and stop taking it when I feel better? (Which means I stop feeling better a week later, and just have to start taking it again). From all this information one would infer that I should always take it as it makes me feel better. Also its the 80 one. not the 40. So i do take the higher dose. and when my asthma gets really bad 2 puffs twice a day. and when asthma is better 1 puff twice a day. thats what my old doctor said (when i was in peds. aka pediatrics. I was in peds till i was 18) Lol. Help? Answered by Colby Halajian 1 year ago.

Hey, I too am a victim to asthma and have been for 21 years as well. Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to find any preventive that works (recently tried Advair and had to quit because it seemed to make it worse). My answer to you is to take the medicine as the prescription is wrote out and says on the box. I have been on proventil hfa inhaler for a year or so now, and was told that I take it too much when the box actually says take 2 puffs every 4-6 hours. I was told by my doc that I shouldn't be taking it everyday -- but why would it say to on the box?? Anyways, I hope this helps. Asthma sucks... I'm just getting over bronchitis and over the course of 1-2 months I thought I was gonna kill myself cause I was so miserable. Hope you feel better! Whatever you do, stay on top of it and get yourself taken care of... only you know how your body truly feels! Answered by Lexie Litwiler 1 year ago.

You need to see an allergist right away to discuss this. You should avoid all allergens that cause this reaction. If you do not know for sure what is triggering this you may need to be retested. You may be a good candidate for allergy shots to lessen the risk of a reaction. You may also need to get and learn to use an Epipen. These symptoms are consistent with anaphylactic reactions and can be life threatening. So - you will call the doctor tomorrow for an appointment OK???? Please??? My daughter has similar reaction to all pitted fruits and melons. She has had allergy shots in the past and rarely has a problem now. Answered by Jefferey Klinger 1 year ago.


Can I use this inhaler just a bit more than prescribed?
I went to the doctors, I had bronchitis for roughly a month (I procrastinated with going hoping it would resolve itself).He gave me antiobitocs, mucinex, allergy meds (As a precaution, he thought it may have been caused by this but I doubt it, never had an allergy in my life), cough syrup and an inhaler.Now... Asked by Erik Langbehn 1 year ago.

I went to the doctors, I had bronchitis for roughly a month (I procrastinated with going hoping it would resolve itself). He gave me antiobitocs, mucinex, allergy meds (As a precaution, he thought it may have been caused by this but I doubt it, never had an allergy in my life), cough syrup and an inhaler. Now this inhaler is a Qvar,40 mcg of beclomethasone. It says take it twice a day. This was prescribed for what I assume to be my shortness of breathe that I was having very very often. I start to experience shortness of breathe about every 4-5 hours after a puff of it. Would it be ok to take a puff every 4-5 hours? Or will the be detrimental to my lungs? Thank you guys Answered by In Denier 1 year ago.

Beclomethasone is a steroid. It decreases inflammation (bronchitis is inflamed airways). Like other steroids, it decreases inflammation by suppressing your immune system. Too much of it makes you more susceptible to other opportunistic infections. That is a very standard dose of Qvar and I wouldn't use more of it unless you want that bronchitis to turn into a pneumonia. Also be sure you rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after you use it. You are susceptible to an oral fungal infection (thrush) while you are on it. Answered by Tanner Strapp 1 year ago.

It's usually dangerous to take more than the recommended dose of any inhaler. Although it helps to a degree at the recommended amount, it will only hurt your lungs if you take more than needed. It could also affect other organs and your heart rate if you were to "abuse" it's limit. Answered by Robert Murach 1 year ago.

Don't use it more than prescribed . Usually if you use it more than you need for a period of time it will cause dependence, and your body will ask for it although you wont need it .My advice is to use it just when you are in need . Answered by Marhta Estevane 1 year ago.

it does not cause dependance to overuse it, but ti could cause other serious problems. Don't do it. Answered by Neta Mckern 1 year ago.


I have just started using an inhaler..?
I have bronchospasm caused by an upper resp.infection and was given qvar 40 mcg which i like, but was wondering if continued chest tightness even after taking the inhaler is normal since it is not a rescue inhaler. Thanks! Also, if I use a rescue inhaler such as proventil, how long will my lungs be dilated? Asked by Alana Dutro 1 year ago.

These are questions that you really need to ask your doctor! I wish you luck. :] Answered by Troy Pay 1 year ago.


I have a bronchospasm question!?
I was diagnosed with a bronchospasm brought on by a upper resp. infection and was taking qvar 40 mcg for a couple weeks and saw tremendous improvement but was told to reduce my dosage to once a day instead of twice. So my spasms started again, will it take the same time it took to start feeling better again or... Asked by Fredda Titmus 1 year ago.

I was diagnosed with a bronchospasm brought on by a upper resp. infection and was taking qvar 40 mcg for a couple weeks and saw tremendous improvement but was told to reduce my dosage to once a day instead of twice. So my spasms started again, will it take the same time it took to start feeling better again or should I ask for the 80 mcg dosage? Answered by Clementina Pekas 1 year ago.

see your doc asap,nd let him decide. Answered by Mack Lasseter 1 year ago.


Does this inhaler for asthma contain steroids?
i take a inhaler for asthma and i was woundering that is the one im taking contain steroids. the one i have is called: QVAR 40 mcg. (beclomethasonedipropionate HFA) i only want to know this because if it does contain steroids, i want to disscontinue this medication. Asked by Earlean Dicorcia 1 year ago.

Yes, asthma inhalers are technically considered steroids BUT I urge you to continue using it. This isn't the type of steroid that you hear about baseball players using, it's safe and it could save your life in an asthma attack. Answered by Henry Scordato 1 year ago.

I feel your pain. I've had asthma for 14 years now and have seen several doctors. The truth is, there is no known cure for asthma at the moment. But the symptoms can be prevented. It really depends on what causes your brother's asthma. Mine is usually dust and hot weather. But I think the universal method is using the control inhaler. I cured my Asthma the natural way? Answered by Hildred Median 1 year ago.


Are these meds gonna interfere?
I know I wasn't supposed to take any beta blockers and antacids before doing the urea breath test for H.pylori bacteria. But I had the flu about a week and a half ago and my doctor gave me promethazine with codeine, qvar 40 inhaler and veramyst nasal spray. Are these gonna interfere with the urea breath test? Asked by Thomas Dootson 1 year ago.

hello there, Promethazine is a medicine used mostly for vomiting and motion sickness and added with codeine to combat cough,where as Veramyst is a steroid medicine used to lower in the inflammation. Firstly what is the urea breath test? It measures the capability of the a bug to convert urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide by a bug called H.Pylori that induces the production of excess acid and stomach pain. This test is also used as a method to see the efficacy of the treatment of the bug eradication. And the answer to your question is No,it shouldnt cause any trouble with the Urea Breath test as the meds have different functions and not bothering the bug. Hope this helps and happy new year Answered by Rebbeca Villega 1 year ago.


Does this inhaler for asthma contain steroids?
i take a inhaler for asthma and i was woundering that is the one im taking contain steroids. the one i have is called: QVAR 40 mcg. (beclomethasonedipropionate HFA) i only want to know this because if it does contain steroids, i want to disscontinue this medication. Asked by Katerine Penfield 1 year ago.

Yes, it does contain steroids but why wouldn't you want to take it? There are 2 types of steroids anabolic steroids--- steroids that people use to build muscles.... they have the side affects of acne, rage, etc... and the other type is corticosteroids--- these are used to reduce inflammation such as seen in rhinitis and asthma... they do not have the same side effects as anabolic steroids such as the acne, rage, etc... Most likely if Dr. prescribed it to you it is because you need it. Answered by Wanda Cooperstein 1 year ago.

Asthma is an allergy and is triggered by something. The best non medication treatment for asthma is learning your triggers and avoiding them. Common triggers are smoke, dust, mold, mildew, plants, dust mites, pets and grass/weeds. If you can not figure our your triggers, you may need to see an allergist and have allergy screening done. This may point out your triggers. The National Asthma Prevention Program and the Expert Panel of Diagnosis and Management of Asthma both agree if you have to use a prescription inhaler such as albuterol more then two time per week, your asthma is NOT in control and you will need a prescription controller medication. Controller medications are steroids (Asthmacort Asthmanex, Flovent, Pulmocort), Leukotriene modifier (Singulair, Aculade, Zyflo) or mast cell stabilizers (Cromolyn sodium, Intal, Tilade). You may want to talk to your doctor about several strong controller medications and maybe Xolair shots. If you want a proven, all-natural way to cure your asthma, without having to pay for useless medications with harmful side-effects, then this is the most important page you'll ever read. Answered by Hulda Cropp 1 year ago.

Dear resp therapist, I ll tell you why steroids DO make a difference. I have had to take prednisone for 40 years due to inflammatory bowel disease. Twice now I have nearly died due to adrenal suppression and a side effect of that is renal failure, stage 4. I can no longer take steroids for COPD. Answered by Gabrielle Hallback 1 year ago.

i've got faith your soreness. i've got had allergies for 14 years now and characteristic considered countless medical doctors. in actual actuality, there is not any many times occurring treatment for allergies on the 2d. however the indications could be prevented. It extremely relies upon on what motives your brother's allergies. Mine is many times dirt and warm climate. yet i think of the common technique is utilising the administration inhaler. I cured my allergies the organic way? Answered by Pauletta Wold 1 year ago.

same as above Answered by Kiera Furmanik 1 year ago.


How can i calm my asthma?
I'm a 13 year-old boy. I've had asthma since I was about 7. I haven't had a severe attack since I was 11. But recently, it's been harder to breath than usual. But I take Singulair 5 mg ntelukast sodium chew-able tablets (the pink tasty medicine that I have to chew before swallowing) and I also take... Asked by Soraya Angelica 1 year ago.

I'm a 13 year-old boy. I've had asthma since I was about 7. I haven't had a severe attack since I was 11. But recently, it's been harder to breath than usual. But I take Singulair 5 mg ntelukast sodium chew-able tablets (the pink tasty medicine that I have to chew before swallowing) and I also take QVAR 40 mcg the pump. I always carry a standard blue asthma pump with the counter on the back, just in case. But recently, my asthma has been acting funny. I'm starting to breath worse than usual, and even when I take my meds, is has a short-term effect. Does anyone know what's going on with me? It's kind of aggravating because when I'm just sitting down I hear myself wheezing, so I take a pump. 30 minutes later I find myself taking another pump. Answered by Gabriel Berardi 1 year ago.

So maybe the stuff doesn't help you any longer. You should see an doctor for pulmonary problems and ask him why this happened and maybe you get another stuff for your asthma attacks. It might be that these will stop as soon as you're through the puberty, but even that he should tell you.. Answered by Roselle Giantonio 1 year ago.

My brother is an asthmatic and after ten years his asthma has shown no sign of improving. He has been to several doctors but they didn't help much. If you want a proven, all-natural way to cure your asthma, without having to pay for useless medications with harmful side-effects, then this is the most important page you'll ever read. Answered by Lavenia Bramblett 1 year ago.


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