Qvar Aerosol 50mcg/100mcg
£24.49 – £35.69
- PRIOR DIAGNOSIS REQUIRED BY OWN GP FOR ORDER TO BE APPROVED!
- Preventative Asthma Treatment
- Active Ingredient: Beclomethasone
- Reduces And Prevents Swelling And Inflammation In The Lungs
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
PRIOR DIAGNOSIS REQUIRED BY OWN GP FOR ORDER TO BE APPROVED!
Known as a “preventer” inhaler, this corticosteroid (or steroid) medication, Qvar (Beclomethasone) Aerosol can be used to control symptoms of mild, moderate or severe Asthma. The active ingredient, beclomethasone dipropionate works by decreasing inflammation, swelling and irritation of the airways to make breathing easier.
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- Introduction to Qvar Inhaler
- How Does Qvar Work?
- Qvar Inhaler Variants and Dosage
- How to Use Qvar Inhaler
- <Qvar Side Effects
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Explore Qvar Alternatives
Introduction to Qvar Inhaler
Welcome to My Pharmacy, your dedicated online pharmacy in the UK! Explore a comprehensive range of prescription treatments, including the highly effective Qvar inhalers: Qvar 50 Inhaler and Qvar 100 Inhaler.
The Qvar Inhaler is a preventive asthma medication, often recognized by its distinctive brown colour. It is available in two variants: Qvar 50 and Qvar 100. Each variant refers to the microgram dose of beclomethasone dipropionate per actuation, with the Qvar 100 Inhaler providing a higher dose than the Qvar 50 Inhaler. Notably, the Qvar Easi Breathe Inhaler range offers both these dosages, assisting in the meticulous management of your asthma symptoms.
Why choose My Pharmacy? With a commitment to your health, My Pharmacy ensures a seamless experience from online consultation to the delivery of your Qvar Inhaler. Through secure, discreet packaging, we guarantee that your medication arrives safely at your doorstep, ready for use as you embark on a journey towards easier breathing and improved respiratory health.
How Does Qvar Work?
Qvar Inhalers contain the active ingredient beclomethasone, a corticosteroid that effectively minimizes inflammation in the airways. For a deeper understanding of asthma, we recommend this insightful NHS article on Asthma.
Effectiveness of Qvar
Patients often experience Qvar’s benefits within 24 hours. However, attaining its full effect might take up to three weeks or slightly longer.
Qvar Inhaler Variants and Dosage
Qvar 50 & Qvar 100 Inhalers
Both Qvar 50 and Qvar 100 are generally safe but aren’t suitable for individuals allergic to beclomethasone or other inhaler ingredients, and those undergoing sudden breathlessness attacks.
Carefully follow the Qvar Autohaler dosage instructions. Do not exceed the maximum recommended dose. For detailed dosage instructions for adults, adolescents, and various asthma severities, read the patient information leaflet.
How to Use Qvar Inhaler
- Remove the mouthpiece cover.
- Hold upright and push the lever up.
- Breathe out, place the mouthpiece in your mouth, and breathe in slowly and deeply.
- Hold your breath for 10 seconds, then exhale.
For step-by-step instructions on how to use an inhaler, check out our suggested YouTube video.
Understanding Side Effects
While the Qvar Inhaler is a crucial medication for managing asthma, it’s essential to acknowledge potential side effects. The most common side effects users might encounter include hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, alterations in taste, and oral thrush.
Uncommon Side Effects
In rarer cases, some individuals might experience unusual side effects such as weight gain, sleeping problems, anxiety or depression, and increased levels of sugar in the blood or urine. If you observe any unusual effects post the use of the Qvar Easi Breathe Inhaler, it is imperative to consult your GP immediately for professional medical advice.
Patient Information Leaflet
For a more exhaustive list of potential side effects and advice on managing them, please refer to the patient information leaflet that accompanies the product.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some commonly asked questions regarding the Qvar Inhaler. If your question isn’t answered here, please reach out to our dedicated customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q1: How quickly does the Qvar Inhaler take effect?
- Answer: You may begin to feel relief within 24 hours of using the Qvar Inhaler. However, it can take up to three weeks or slightly longer to experience the full benefits of the medication.
Q2: Can I use Qvar without a prescription?
- Answer: No, a valid prescription is required to purchase Qvar Inhalers. You can acquire a prescription through our free online consultation service.
Q3: What should I do if I miss a dose?
- Answer: If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose—do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten one.
Q4: Can children use Qvar Inhalers?
- Answer: Qvar is generally prescribed to adults and adolescents over 12 years of age. For younger children, consult with a healthcare provider to explore suitable alternatives.
Q5: Are there any restrictions on using Qvar Inhalers?
- Answer: Individuals who are allergic to beclometasone or any of Qvar’s components, as well as those experiencing sudden severe breathlessness, should avoid using Qvar Inhalers. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication.
Q6: Can I use Qvar Inhaler while pregnant?
- Answer: If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult with your healthcare provider before using Qvar to discuss any potential risks or alternatives.
Q7: How should Qvar Inhalers be stored?
- Answer: Store your Qvar Inhaler in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light. Keep it out of sight and reach of children.
Q8: How do I dispose of a Qvar Inhaler?
- Answer: Do not dispose of medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Q9: Can I use a Qvar Inhaler alongside other asthma medications?
- Answer: Qvar is often used in conjunction with other asthma medications. However, it’s crucial to discuss with your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including any other asthma medications, before starting Qvar treatment.
Explore Qvar Alternatives
Some Qvar Alternatives and other asthma treatments that we have to offer are:
At My Pharmacy, Qvar Alternatives are available for next-day delivery through our easy-to-use online service. For more alternative asthma treatments, view our Asthma products page.
Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.
It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.
There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn’t have a big impact on your life.
The main symptoms of asthma are:
wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
The symptoms can sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.
Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.
Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.
Asthma is usually treated by using an inhaler, a small device that lets you breathe in medicines.
The main types are:
reliever inhalers – used when needed to quickly relieve asthma symptoms for a short time
preventer inhalers – used every day to prevent asthma symptoms occurring
Some people also need to take tablets.
To get the most benefit from your inhaler ensure you technuique is correct by using the Inhaler technique guide.
Causes and triggers
Asthma is caused by swelling (inflammation) of the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. This makes the tubes highly sensitive, so they temporarily narrow.
It may occur randomly or after exposure to a trigger. Common asthma triggers include:
allergies – to house dust mites, animal fur or pollen, for example
smoke, pollution and cold air
infections like colds or flu
Identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers can help you keep your symptoms under control.
Although asthma can normally be kept under control, it’s still a serious condition that can cause a number of problems.
This is why it’s so important to follow your treatment plan and not ignore your symptoms if they’re getting worse.
Badly controlled asthma can cause problems such as:
feeling tired all the time
underperformance at or absence from work or school
stress, anxiety or depression
disruption of your work and leisure because of unplanned visits to your GP or hospital
lung infections (pneumonia)
delays in growth or puberty in children
There’s also a risk of severe asthma attacks, which can be life-threatening.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If immediately after taking a puff of this inhaler, you feel wheezy or tight chested do not take any
more puffs. Use your reliever inhaler to help your breathing and contact your doctor immediately.
Stop using your inhaler and tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital if the following happens:
• an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face or neck leading to severe difficulty in breathing; skin rash or hives).
This is a very serious but rare side effect. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.
Treatment with Qvar Aerosol may affect the normal production of corticosteroids in the body. Keep using your inhaler but see your doctor as soon as possible if you become unwell, particularly with any of the following:
• abdominal pain
This is especially important if you have been exposed to other stress such as other illness, surgery, or infection.
In addition, the following side effects have been reported for high doses, taken for prolonged periods:
• bone thinning
• clouding of the lens of the eye (cataract) resulting in blurred vision
• loss of vision due to abnormally high pressure in the eye.
The following side effects may also occur in patients taking beclometasone dipropionate. If you experience any of these effects, keep using your inhaler but see your doctor if they last for a while or they are worrying you:
• difficulty in swallowing accompanied by earache and swollen glands, sore throat (pharyngitis)
• a sore mouth or thrush (white spots in your mouth and throat). These are less likely if you rinse your mouth out with water after using your inhaler. If you get thrush your doctor may recommend a medicine to treat you
• feeling sick
• feeling dizzy or faint
• change in taste
• difficulty in breathing, increase in wheezing, shortness of breath and cough (bronchospasm)
• sleeping problems, depression or feeling worried, restless, nervous, over-excited or irritable.
These effects are more likely to occur in children (Frequency not known).
• Blurred vision (uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)) Children or adolescents who are using the inhaler for a prolonged period may grow more slowly. Your doctor may therefore wish to monitor the height of a child receiving prolonged treatment with Qvar Aerosol.
Reporting of side effects
If you get side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.