- Are Qvar and Pulmicort the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Qvar?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Pulmicort?
- What Is Qvar?
- What Is Pulmicort?
- What Drugs Interact with Qvar?
- What Drugs Interact with Pulmicort?
- How Should Qvar Be Taken?
- How Should Pulmicort Be Taken?
Are Qvar and Pulmicort the Same Thing?
Qvar (beclomethasone dipropionate) and Pulmicort Flexhaler (budesonide inhalation powder) are steroids used to prevent asthma attacks. Qvar and Pulmicort will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Side effects of Qvar and Pulmicort that are similar include stomach pain or upset, nausea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, dry/irritated throat, unpleasant taste in the mouth, cough, hoarseness, or voice changes or deepened voice.
Qvar may interact with other drugs.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Qvar?
Common side effects of Qvar include:
- stomach upset,
- sore throat,
- stuffy nose,
- sinus pain,
- dryness in your mouth/nose/throat after use,
- unpleasant taste in the mouth,
- hoarseness, or
- deepened voice.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Pulmicort?
Common side effects of Pulmicort include:
- dry/irritated/sore throat,
- voice changes,
- bad taste in the mouth,
- runny or stuffy nose,
- white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips (oral thrush),
- stomach pain, or
What Is Qvar?
What Is Pulmicort?
Pulmicort Flexhaler (budesonide inhalation powder) is a steroid used to prevent asthma attacks. Pulmicort will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
What Drugs Interact With Qvar?
Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Qvar should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. There are rare reports of harm to a fetus when the mother took other corticosteroids. Infants born to mothers who have been using high doses of beclomethasone for an extended time may have hormone problems. Tell your doctor if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Pulmicort?
Pulmicort may interact with HIV /AIDS medicines, antibiotics, antifungal medications, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Pulmicort Flexhaler. Infants born to mothers who have used corticosteroids for a long time may have hormone problems. Tell your doctor if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness. This drug passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects in a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Qvar Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Qvar is 40 to 320 mcg twice daily for adults and 40 to 80 mcg twice daily for children. If you are also using a bronchodilator, use it first before using the beclomethasone inhaler. There may be other drugs that can interact with Qvar..
How Should Pulmicort Be Taken?
For patients 18 years of age and older, the recommended starting dosage of Pulmicort is 360 mcg twice daily. The maximum dose should not exceed 720 mcg twice daily. Patients 6 to 17 Years of Age: The recommended starting dosage is 180 mcg twice daily. The maximum dose should not exceed 360 mcg twice daily.
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