Qvar Aerosol Inhaler contains beclometasone dipropionate, which belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. Steroids are anti-inflammatory which reduces the irritation in the airways inside of your lungs caused by Asthma.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Qvar Aerosol inhaler?
Qvar Aerosol Inhaler contains beclometasone dipropionate, which belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. Steroids are anti-inflammatory which reduces the irritation in the airways inside of your lungs.
Qvar Aerosol Inhaler is used to prevent the symptoms of mild, moderate, or severe asthma in patients who require regular treatment. You can buy a Qvar Aerosol inhaler online from e-Surgery.
How do you use a Aerosol Qvar inhaler?
Qvar Aerosol Inhaler (Beclometasone Inhaler) works deep in your lungs to make breathing easier by reducing the inflammation, swelling, and irritation in the airways. This type of medicine is known as a preventer. It needs to be taken regularly every day, even if you have no symptoms. You can buy your Qvar inhaler online so you can always be prepared.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist when you buy a Qvar Aerosol inhaler if you are not sure.
Qvar Aerosol inhaler has a softer feel and a different taste than other inhalers you may have used before. Qvar inhaler has an extra-fine aerosol, resulting in more of each dose being delivered to your lungs. Your doctor/pharmacist may, therefore, prescribe a lower dose of this inhaler than your previously used inhaler.
Do not take more puffs than your doctor has told you to. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure before you buy a Qvar inhaler.
For normal hygiene, the mouthpiece of your inhaler should be cleaned weekly with a clean, dry tissue or cloth. You should also rinse your mouth with water after using your Qvar Aerosol inhaler.
Do not wash or put any part of your Qvar inhaler in water.
If you have any further questions before you buy a Qvar inhaler, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Side effects of a Qvar Aerosol inhaler?
Like all medication when you buy a Qvar Aerosol Inhaler online, or from your local GP, and commence treatment you may experience side effects. If you are concerned about side effects before you buy Qvar Aerosol inhaler you can find a full list in the Qvar inhaler patient information leaflet.
If the following happens, stop using your inhaler and tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital:
an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face or neck leading to severe difficulty in breathing; skin rash
Some common side effects of a Qvar Aerosol inhaler include:
difficulty in swallowing accompanied by earache and swollen glands, sore throat (pharyngitis)
a sore mouth or thrush (white spots in mouth and throat). These are less likely if you rinse your mouth out with water after using your inhaler. If you get thrush, talk to your doctor who may recommend a medicine to treat you
Interactions between a Qvar Aerosol inhaler and Alcohol/food?
Qvar Aerosol inhaler contains 4.74 mg of alcohol (ethanol) in each puff (metered dose) which is equivalent to 4.74 mg/59.30 mg (7.99% w/w). The amount in each puff (metered dose) of this medicine is equivalent to 1 ml beer or 1 ml wine.
The small amount of alcohol in this medicine will not have any noticeable effects.
Interactions between a Qvar Aerosol inhaler and other drugs?
Is there any reason I would not be able to buy a Qvar Aerosol inhaler?
Talk to your doctor before taking Qvar Aerosol inhaler if:
you are suffering from tuberculosis (TB) now or have suffered from it in the past.
you must avoid alcohol for any reason.
your asthma seems to be getting worse. Perhaps you are more wheezy and short of breath than usual, your reliever inhaler seems to be less effective, you require more puffs from your reliever inhaler than usual, or you do not seem to be getting better. Your doctor may need to increase the dose of your steroid inhaler or give you a course of steroid tablets, or change your treatment altogether. If you have an infection in your chest your doctor may prescribe a course of antibiotics.
When transferring from steroid tablets to an inhaler you find that, even if your chest is getting better, you feel generally unwell, you develop a rash, eczema, or a runny nose and sneezing (rhinitis). Do not stop treatment with your inhaler unless your doctor tells you to.
Why should I buy a Qvar Aerosol inhaler?
When you buy a Qvar Aerosol inhaler they will contain an inhaled steroid that works to reduce symptoms and prevents future asthma attacks. Qvar Inhaler is extremely effective at opening up the airways in the lungs.
What's the difference between a Qvar Aerosol inhaler and other inhalers?
Qvar Aerosol inhalers contain the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, which is known as a preventative inhaler that works to prevent future asthma attacks by its’ anti-inflammatory effect on the airways.
If you buy Qvar inhalers they are preventative, whereas other inhalers such as Ventolin work to reduce symptoms that you are currently experiencing.
When should I replace my Qvar Aerosol inhaler?
When the canister of your Qvar Aerosol inhaler is completely empty you will not feel or hear any propellant being discharged. You can buy a new Qvar Aerosol inhaler online from e-Surgery.
What should I do if I take more of my Qvar Aerosol inhaler that is reccomended?
Tell your doctor as soon as possible. You should only take your inhaler as often as your doctor has prescribed.
Your doctor may want to check the cortisol levels in your blood and therefore, may need to take a blood sample (cortisol is a steroid hormone that occurs naturally in the body).
It is important that you take your dose as stated on the pharmacist’s label or as advised by your doctor. You should not increase or decrease your dose without seeking medical advice. Please use our Ask A Pharmacist service if you have further questions regarding the use of your Qvar inhaler.
Can I buy a Qvar Aerosol inhaler online?
Yes, you can legally buy a Qvar Aerosol inhaler online from registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you buy Qvar Inhalers online or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
You can use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered. This will ensure that when you buy Qvar inhalers online they will be genuine.
Where I get more information about my Qvar Aerosol inhaler online?
Its important to get your asthma checked by a medical professional to make sure nothing has changed and to make sure you are getting the most from your inhaler. Please read our blog article ‘the importance of your asthma review’ to gain a better understanding of how your asthma can be managed.
How do I store my Qvar Aerosol inhaler?
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25C. Avoid storage in direct sunlight or heat. You can use your Qvar inhaler at temperatures as low as -10C. However, protect from frost.
The canister contains a pressurised liquid. Do not expose to temperatures higher than 50C. Do not pierce the canister.
Do not use Qvar Inhaler after the expiry date that is stated on the outer packaging after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw any medicines via wastewater or household waste. If your doctor decides to stop treatment, return the Qvar inhaler to your doctor or pharmacist for safe disposal. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Where can I find out more about Qvar inhalers?
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