Qvar Inhaler is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) beclometasone. On this page you will find out more about Qvar Inhaler, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: beclometasone
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Qvar Inhaler 100 microgram/actuation pressurised inhalation, 200 actuations
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Prophylactic management of asthma.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Colourless solution.|
|Dosage Form||Inhalation, pressurised|
|Route of administration||Inhalation|
100 doses: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
200 doses: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Type||Aerosol Can - Metered Dose|
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from direct sunlight|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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