beclomethasone inhalation (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
What happens if I miss a dose (Qvar)?
Use the medicine as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Qvar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using beclomethasone inhalation (Qvar)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medication.
What other drugs will affect beclomethasone inhalation? (Qvar)?
If you also use a bronchodilator (a drug that opens the airways to improve breathing), use it first before using the beclomethasone inhaler. This will allow more beclomethasone to reach your lungs. Bronchodilators include albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), pirbuterol (Maxair), bitolterol (Tornalate), and others.
Other drugs may interact with beclomethasone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now, and any medicine you start or stop using.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about beclomethasone.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Asthma and Allergy Resources
- What Are the Asthma Treatments for Kids?
- No Smoking: Help for the First Hard Days
- Are You At Risk for COPD?