Active ingredients: beclometasone
What it is used for
Prophylactic management of asthma.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Inhalation
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from direct sunlight
- Lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient beclometasone
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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Qvar Inhaler - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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COPD: treatment and management - myDr.com.au
Although COPD cannot be cured, there are measures that can be taken that should relieve symptoms, slow progression and prevent complications.
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Corticosteroid Therapy in Respiratory Disease
Corticosteroids are medications which are similar to cortisone, a hormone which is produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is essential to the body for fighting injury, infection and other diseases. Corticosteroids are very different from the anabolic steroids used by some athletes to improve muscle bulk and performance.
Read more on Lung Foundation Australia website
Early use of inhaled corticosteroids in the emergency department treatment of acute asthma | Cochrane
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. It is estimated that 300 million people of all ages, and all ethnic backgrounds, suffer from asthma, with 1 in every 250 deaths worldwide attributed to asthma. In an asthma attack, the airways (passages to the lungs) narrow from muscle spasm and swelling (inflammation). Corticosteroid drugs can be used to reduce the swelling. Corticosteroids can be inhaled, or taken systemically by mouth (orally) or through a drip into the veins (intravenously).
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website