Answers to Frequently
Asked Questions about
When do I use the QVAR® inhaler?
Always take QVAR® as your doctor has prescribed. The usual regimen is twice a day. To help you
remember, try taking QVAR® along with other daily activities, like brushing your teeth in the
morning and at night, or while taking other "twice daily" medications. QVAR®'s built-in dose counter will also
help you keep track of how many doses you have left.
What do I need to know about using other medications while using QVAR®?
Make sure your healthcare provider knows about all the medications you are taking, as well as any dietary
supplements or herbal remedies that you may be using. Your doctor may adjust your dose of QVAR®
or other medications depending on how they interact.
What are common side effects of QVAR®?
In clinical trials, the most common side effects of QVAR® were headache, sore throat and sinus
irritation. These are not all the possible side effects of QVAR®. If any side effects occur, you should talk to
your healthcare provider. Please review all of the Important Safety Information.
Is QVAR® the same as combination products?
Some asthma medications contain a combination of an ICS (inhaled
corticosteroid) and a LABA (long-acting beta agonist). QVAR® is different from combination products
because there is only one drug in QVAR®, an ICS. QVAR® is a part of a class of
medications that doctors often prescribe first for treating mild-to-moderate persistent asthma. According to The
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Expert Panel Report 3, ICS medications are the preferred therapy available
for patients with mild-to-moderate persistent asthma.1
Learn about combination inhalers.