Qvar (beclomethasone) is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. It is less popular than other corticosteroids. There are currently no generic alternatives to Qvar.
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Qvar Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Use this medicine regularly. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Do not use extra medicine. If your asthma symptoms get worse while you are using this medicine, call your doctor right away.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, or wheezing
signs of hypersensitivity reactions, such as swelling of face, lips, or eyelids
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
burning or pain while urinating, blood in urine, or frequent urge to urinate
creamy white, curd-like patches in the mouth or throat and/or pain when eating or swallowing
dizziness or sense of constant movement or surroundings
general feeling of discomfort or illness
irregular or fast heartbeat
stomach or abdominal pain
swelling of fingers, ankles, feet, or lower legs
unusual tiredness or weakness
Bleeding from rectum or bloody stools
blurred vision or other changes in vision
fainting or feeling faint
frequent urination or unusual thirst
growth inhibition in children
increased fat deposits in face, neck, and trunk
increased skin pigmentation
loss of appetite
mood or mental changes
pain or burning in chest
Additional side effects may occur if you take this medicine for a long time. Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects occur:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
dry mouth or throat
sore throat, hoarseness or voice change
Less common or rare
trouble in sleeping
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.