Qvar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the maintenance treatment of asthma in people five years of age and older. Qvar is also known by its drug name, Beclomethasone. Qvar is sometimes prescribed to treat respiratory symptoms in people with food allergies. Since the FDA has not approved Qvar specifically for this usage, it may be considered “off-label.”
Qvar is a glucocorticoid steroid, a drug that suppresses the immune system. Qvar is believed to work by reducing inflammation in the lungs, decreasing the risk for bronchospasm.
How do I take it?
Qvar is taken twice daily.
Qvar comes as an oral inhaler.
The FDA-approved label for Qvar lists common side effects including headache, sore throat, and sinus infections.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Qvar include glaucoma, cataracts, and increased susceptibility to infections.
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