For children ages 5 to 11 who are starting Qvar, dosage recommendations typically start at 40 mcg twice daily. For adults and children age 12 and older, dosing will depend on the type of asthma medications that were previously taken. For example, people taking bronchodilators usually start with a Qvar dose of 40 to 80 mcg twice a day. People who are taking an inhaled steroid generally start with a dose of 40 to 160 mcg twice daily.
The dose of Qvar® (beclomethasone inhaler) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The severity of your asthma
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Qvar Dosing for Young Children
For asthma in children ages 5 to 11, the recommended starting Qvar dose is 40 mcg twice daily. The maximum recommended dose is Qvar 80 mcg (two inhalations) twice daily.
Qvar Dosing for Adults and Adolescents
For asthma treatment in adults and adolescents 12 years old and older, the recommended dose of Qvar varies depending on what type of asthma medications were previously taken.
For people taking bronchodilators alone, such as albuterol (Proair HFA®, Proventil®, Proventil HFA®, Ventolin HFA®) or salmeterol (Serevent®), the starting dose of Qvar is 40 to 80 mcg twice daily.
For people who are taking an inhaled steroid (with or without a bronchodilator), the starting dose is Qvar 40 to 160 mcg twice daily.
The maximum recommended dose of Qvar for adults and adolescents is Qvar 320 mcg twice daily.