Stay Ahead of Asthma
Get control. Help keep control with twice-daily QVAR®.
People with asthma may need an everyday asthma control medication in addition to a quick-relief inhaler.
Daily use of an inhaled corticosteroid like QVAR® may help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks,
and the need for your quick-relief rescue inhaler, by
inflammation in your lungs. According to The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Expert Panel Report 3,
inhaled corticosteroids are the preferred therapy available for patients with mild-to-severe persistent
Do something good for your lungs every day
Using an asthma controller as prescribed by your doctor may reduce the number of asthma
attacks and, their symptoms, and even increase your lung function over time.2
But forgetting to take your daily asthma control medication—or stopping because symptoms aren't
noticeable—may increase the risk of asthma attacks or a return of symptoms.1
That's because even when asthma symptoms are not present, asthma inflammation still is. When taken every day, as
directed, QVAR® helps reduce the inflammation and prevent asthma symptoms from coming back.
Watch how QVAR®works.
Remember to take QVAR® correctly, as prescribed, every day, in order to maximize the potential
QVAR® is a daily asthma controller
QVAR® is a single medicine known as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS). Learn about the FDA
recommendations associated with
combination-medicine asthma inhalers.
Quick-relief inhalers are not for achieving and maintaining asthma control
Quick-relief inhalers treat acute asthma attacks or flare-ups. Most quick-relief inhalers contain a short-acting
beta agonist (SABA). These inhalers work by opening up the inflamed airways of the lungs, making it easier to
breathe.1 Patients with asthma should always carry a quick-relief inhaler.
Needing to use a quick-relief inhaler more than two days a week means your asthma symptoms may not be under
control. Your healthcare provider may prescribe a
daily asthma control medication.1
Use the dose counter to stay on track
QVAR® is the only daily-inhaled asthma controller that has a built-in dose counter and numbers
that turn red when it’s time to refill. This can be very helpful if you’re serious about staying ahead of your