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(also known as Beclomethasone Oral Inhaler)

Inhalation corticosteroids are cortisone-like medicines. They are used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhalation corticosteroids decrease the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, they will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.

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Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Asthma
180
83%
COPD & Emphysema
13
100%
Environmental Allergies
2
100%
Cystic Fibrosis
2
100%
Overall, 84% (199 Members) find QVAR helpful
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QVAR Reviews

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Somewhat Helpful
It used to work very well, but lately, it's not been completely helpful. No side effects noticed presently.
Somewhat Helpful
works well for the most part but could not totally control my asthma
Somewhat Helpful
Dr took me up to Dulera, as I was not well controlled on this.
Somewhat Helpful
Used only after asthma attack with other medication
Somewhat Helpful
old med before symbicort
Somewhat Helpful
works most of the time
Somewhat Helpful
I assume this is the same as Beclovent. I took Beclovent for years while growing up. My asthma was very severe, and I'm not sure how much it helped, if at all.
Somewhat Helpful
come off as felt whezzy after and titchy thoat
Somewhat Helpful
When I was taking it helped at times, but dr didn't think it strong enough and prescribed Advair instead
Somewhat Helpful
I think of all I tried... this one kind of worked... Hard to tell b/c I always had symptoms and nothing really ever worked!
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Natural Asthma Cures?
    I recently started taking Lung Care by REDD. It is working for me greatly. I have food and environmental allergies as well as asthma. I started taking... [More]
  2. Discussion: Arcapta
    Susan is saying what my doctor told me also. When I asked to try the Arcapta, He also took me off Advair and put me on Qvar. The change did not w... [More]
  3. Discussion: Singulair?
    I have been on Singulair since it first came on the market..... no side effects at all that I remember. Asthmanex is an inhaler if I remember corr... [More]
  4. Discussion: A step backward
    My doc gave me QVAR, which I take twice a day, and ProAir, which I can take as needed. I usually don't use the ProAir, and don't see that it helps muc... [More]
  5. Discussion: Newbie
    I wish I could get my insurance to pay for Xopenex.... they did pay for it for awhile and I liked it so much better than Albuterol but now they have c... [More]