Qvar Respiratory Aerosol, Solution 40Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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QVAR: Respiratory aerosol, solution (40mcg)

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QVAR 40mcg/act Inhaler

What is this Medicine?

BECLOMETHASONE (be kloe METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.

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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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QVAR 40mcg/actuation Inhalation Aerosol

NDC: 593100202
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Asthma

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Exercise-induced Bronchospasm Prophylaxis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Storage Information
Exposure to temperatures above 120 degrees F may cause bursting
Store at 77 degrees F
QVAR 40mcg/actuation Inhalation Aerosol

Reported Side Effects for QVAR 40mcg/actuation Inhalation Aerosol

Infection Incidence:
<9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Nasal Septum Perforation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Yeast Infection Incidence:
<13.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
<12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) Suppression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Runny Nose Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
2.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sneezing Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hoarseness Incidence:
5.0-50.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hoarseness Incidence:
5.0-50.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nasal Irritation Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Growth Inhibition Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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