What to Expect with QVAR®
QVAR® is a daily inhaler that works over time to help control asthma symptoms
QVAR® is an asthma control medicine made up of small drug particles. When inhaled,
the small particles of medicine are designed to travel through the inflamed airways from the large branches
deep into the small airways of the lungs. By reducing inflammation, the underlying cause of mild-to-moderate asthma,
QVAR® can help reduce the risk of asthma attacks.
Maintaining long-term asthma control
QVAR® is an asthma control medicine that should be taken every day to help
keep asthma symptoms under control.
Even if a person is feeling better and not experiencing symptoms. Improvement may occur within 24 hours for some
patients. Others may not feel the full benefits until they’ve been taking QVAR® for 3-4 weeks or
longer. Forgetting to take asthma control medicine like QVAR®—or stopping because
your symptoms aren’t present—may increase the risk of asthma attacks.
See what an asthma specialist
has to say about asthma and QVAR®.
QVAR®’s built-in dose counter makes keeping track of doses easy. With the dose counter, you’ll
know if there’s medicine left in the inhaler and when it’s time to get your refills.
Some common side effects
In clinical trials, the most common side effects for 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.
It's also important to know what to do in an emergency.
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