Uses of Qvar Redihaler
Qvar Redihaler is an inhaled corticosteroid with the generic name beclomethasone dipropionate. It is a maintenance medication used as a preventive therapy to avoid asthma episodes and relieve symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath. Qvar Redihaler is given to individuals four years old and above.
Qvar Redihaler has anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive properties. It blocks the release of inflammatory cells (mast cells, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils) as well as inflammatory mediators after inhalation (histamine, eicosanoids, leukotrienes, and cytokines). As a result, inflammation in the lungs’ airways is reduced, and lung function is improved.
Dosage of Qvar Redihaler
Qvar Redihaler dosage differs from person to person, based on the client’s health and age. It is available in different strengths: 50 mcg and 100 mcg.
For children aged 12 and over, the suggested starting dose is 50 mcg (equivalent to the 40 mcg that is available in the US) to 100 mcg two times a day (equivalent to Qvar Redihaler 80 mcg), separated by 12 hours. 320 mcg twice daily is the maximum dose.
The initial recommended dose for children aged 4 to 11 is 50 mcg twice a day at 12 hours intervals. Qvar Redihaler 100 mcg will be prescribed if patients do not respond to medication two weeks after initiating the therapy.
How to use Qvar Redihaler?
Before using beclomethasone dipropionate, read all drug instructions and information carefully. Use the medication according to the directions on the prescription label or as prescribed by your doctor. You can ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions about how to use this drug or if you need medical assistance.
This medication is inhaled orally. Before using the medicine, there is no need to shake it, prime it, or use a spacer.
Remove or open the cover and clean the mouthpiece to get started. Exhale deeply, place the mouthpiece in your mouth and lock your lips around it while holding the inhaler upright. To release the drug, breathe in through your mouth rather than your nose as much as possible. Hold your breath for at least 10 seconds to allow the medicine to absorb fully, and then slowly exhale.
If you need to use more than one puff, repeat these procedures. After each use, wipe the mouthpiece with a clean cloth or tissue and recap the inhaler. The dose counter on the Qvar Redihaler counts down each time you use the spray. When the color changes to red, it suggests the number has dropped to 20 from 120, prompting you to have your medication refilled.
To avoid a fungal infection of the upper respiratory tract, gargle and rinse your mouth with plain water after taking the medication.
Qvar Redihaler Side Effects
The following are the most common beclomethasone dipropionate inhalation side effects that usually improve with time:
- Yeast infection in the mouth (oral thrush)
- Symptoms of the flu (sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, headache)
- Throat discomfort (oropharyngeal pain)
- Swelling or pain in your nose and throat (nasopharyngitis)
- Sinus inflammation (sinusitis)
- Allergic rhinitis
Notify your doctor immediately if any of these side effects worsen over time or if you develop any of the following adverse reactions:
- Breathing problems
- Chest pain
- Abdomen or flank plain
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Sweating excessively (face or palm)
- Increased heart rate
- Bruising and bleeding
- Increased urination/thirst
- Visual problems (blurred vision, tunnel vision, and eye pain)
- White spots found within the mouth
- Puffy face
- Wounds heal slowly
- Bone pain
This list does not include all of Qvar Redihalers’ potential side effects. Other unwanted outcomes are possible.
- Ensure that you have fully disclosed your medical history before beginning this therapy to your doctor, especially if you have eye or bone problems, as this can exacerbate your current medical condition.
- Inform your doctor if you are using immunosuppressants, over-the-counter medication, herbal supplements, etc.
- Do not use this medication if you have a known allergy to beclomethasone dipropionate or any other component.
- Keep an eye out for any allergic reactions such as rashes, hives, swelling of the face and lips, throat tightness, or difficulty breathing when taking this drug. You should seek medical assistance as soon as these signs and symptoms develop.
- Avoid contact with persons who have chickenpox, measles, or the flu, as this might raise your risk of contracting illnesses and worsen your health.
- If you have or have had tuberculosis, inform your doctor (TB).
- Slow growth in children should be discussed with your doctor, as they should be monitored regularly.
- You should not abruptly discontinue taking Qvar Redihaler. Suddenly stopping may worsen your condition.
- Keep the inhalation in a cold, dry location. Make sure the canister is kept away from open flames or extreme heat, as it could explode if it becomes too hot.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can Qvar Redihaler be used in acute asthma attacks?
No, Qvar Redihaler is not a rescue medicine for asthma attacks that have already started.
How long will it take for Qvar Redihaler to start working?
The patient’s condition improves within 24 hours of starting the treatment.
Is it possible to take Qvar Redihaler more than twice a day?
No, do not take more doses without first consulting your physician.
When is the best time to use Qvar Redihaler?
Take your medicine as prescribed by the doctor, although it’s best to take it at around the same time each day for the best results.