Qvar Inhaler
  • Qvar Inhaler

Qvar Inhaler

Medication features

  • Inhaler or Autohaler available
  • Contains Beclomethasone
  • Effective when used regularly

Overview

Qvar Asthma Inhaler Online

You can order a Qvar inhaler online from our online doctor and pharmacy service. Simply complete an online consultation before you checkout, which our doctors can check for safety and suitability. If your order is approved, a prescription is sent to our online pharmacy team who will dispatch the medicine to your delivery address.

About Qvar

Qvar is a steroid inhaler used in the treatment of asthma to help improve asthma symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath. Qvar is a preventer inhaler and should be used regularly for maximum benefit. The active ingredient is beclometasone dipropionate

It is available as two strengths: Qvar 50 inhaler and Qvar 100 inhaler. Although other inhalers, like Clenil, contain the same active ingredient, Qvar is more potent than other inhalers because it contains extra-fine steroid particles.

How does Qvar work?

Using inhaled corticosteroids such as Qvar, Clenil, Flixotide, Pulmicort, Seretide or Symbicort will reduce the inflammation in the airways of your lungs. They also reduce the hyper-reactive response of the body to allergens. By doing so, steroid inhalers help to improve your asthma in the long term.

Reliever inhalers (like Ventolin) can be used to improve symptoms like wheezing in the short term but they cannot treat the inflammation in the lungs. This is why taking your steroid inhaler is important, reducing the inflammation in your lungs has long-term benefits.

How to use your Qvar inhaler

There are different types of Qvar inhalers: Qvar inhaler, Qvar auto haler, and Qvar easi breathe. They all work in slightly different ways and it’s important to know how to use the inhaler you have been prescribed. Click on the name of your inhaler above to see an Asthma UK video discussing how to use it.

Different Inhalers and Their Purpose

Qvar Inhaler Summary

Dose

Use the inhaler as prescribed.

Type of medicine

Inhaled Corticosteroid

Mechanism

Reduces inflammation in the lungs, reducing asthma symptoms for long periods

Active Ingredient

Beclometasone dipropionate

Price

From £21.99

Side Effects

Can include sore throat, voice hoarseness, oral thrush

Qvar Inhaler Prices

50ug Autohaler

£21.99

100ug Autohaler

£31.99

50ug Inhaler

£21.99

100ug Inhaler

£31.99

FAQ

Is Qvar suitable for children?

Qvar is not usually prescribed for children under the age of 12 years old. There are other steroid inhalers that are commonly prescribed to treat asthma in young children.

What should I do if the inhaler is not working?

If you think your usual treatment is not working, for example, your symptoms are not getting better, or are getting worse, or you need to use more puffs from your reliever inhaler, or if your reliever inhaler does not seem to be working as well as usual, or your peak flow falls, please tell your doctor. Your asthma may be getting worse.

What to do If you use too much Qvar?

It is important that you take your dose as stated on the pharmacist’s label, or as advised by your doctor. You should not increase or decrease your dose without seeking medical advice. If you accidentally take more puffs than recommended, please tell your doctor.

Is Qvar a steroid inhaler?

Qvar contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, which is a steroid medicine. This is the same ingredient that is in Clenil and Soprobec inhalers.

How long does it take for Qvar to have an effect?

Unlike reliever inhalers, steroid inhalers like Qvar autohaler take time to work and do not instantly relieve symptoms of asthma. Steroid inhalers work to treat asthma in the long term by reducing inflammation in the lungs. Usually, you’ll notice symptoms start to improve after a few days and you should need to use your reliever inhaler less when your steroid inhaler starts to work.

Can I buy Qvar over the counter?

Qvar, in the UK, is a prescription-only medicine that can only be prescribed by a healthcare professional. You cannot buy it over the counter. However, you can request to order Qvar online from our online doctor and pharmacy service. Our doctors ask that you complete a short medical questionnaire as part of your order. This questionnaire is assessed by our doctors to make sure this medicine is safe and suitable for you to take. If approved, a prescription is sent to our online pharmacy team. From here, it is dispensed and dispatched to your chosen delivery address via Royal Mail.

Side Effects

Qvar Side Effects

Commonly reported side effects include taste changes, a sore mouth or thrush, hoarseness, and a sore throat. Oral thrush is a very common side effect of steroid inhalers. One way to reduce the chance of this happening is to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water after using your inhaler. 

Other side effects are more rare but you should be aware of these. See the patient information leaflet for further information.


Stop using your inhaler and tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital if you notice any symptoms of an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face or neck leading to breathing problems; skin rash or hives). This is a very serious but rare side effect. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.

Reviews

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Warnings

Warnings

You should not use a Qvar inhaler if you are allergic to beclometasone or any of the ingredients in the inhaler. If you are suffering from a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing, you should use your reliever inhaler (like Ventolin) to improve your symptoms quickly. Using Qvar in this situation will not improve your symptoms quickly. 


When using a preventer inhaler, you should monitor your asthma to make sure it isn’t getting worse. If you notice your asthma is worsening or not improving, you should contact your doctor for a stronger dose or a different inhaler. If you notice any symptoms of an asthma attack at any point, seek medical attention immediately.

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