QVAR® & Kids
QVAR® is approved for kids five and older
QVAR® is an asthma control medication known as an inhaled corticosteroid. QVAR®
is approved for children as young as five years old.
Watch how QVAR®
If your child has been prescribed
QVAR®, be sure to carefully follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider:
Use an asthma control inhaler every day, even when not experiencing symptoms
Forgetting to take daily asthma control medication as prescribed by your doctor—or stopping because your child
doesn’t have any symptoms—may increase your child’s risk of asthma attacks.1
*TIP: An easy way to make sure your child remembers to take QVAR® twice a day is to take QVAR® before they brush their teeth. That way it becomes a part of their daily routine.
Keep an eye on the dose counter
QVAR®’s dose counter not only lets you know if there’s medicine left in your QVAR®
inhaler, it shows you how many doses you have left. The numbers even turn red when it’s time to refill.
Your child’s physician should monitor your child’s growth and carefully weigh the benefits and
risks of this and other asthma medications. To lessen the risk of side effects, your child should
use the lowest dose of asthma medication needed to maintain good asthma control as prescribed by
your child’s doctor.1