beclomethasone inhalation (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Qvar)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Qvar)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of beclomethasone inhalation is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using beclomethasone inhalation (Qvar)?
Beclomethasone inhalation can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to get sick from being around others who are ill. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Contact your doctor if you have been exposed to someone with measles or chicken pox.
What other drugs will affect beclomethasone inhalation (Qvar)?
If you are also using 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.
There may be other drugs that can interact with beclomethasone inhalation. 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. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about beclomethasone inhalation.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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