Ensuring Your Safety With Qvar
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Qvar if you have:
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Eczema (or atopic dermatitis)
- Tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections
- Glaucoma or cataracts
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Qvar and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Qvar and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Qvar Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
In studies, high doses of Qvar did not cause serious problems. However, if you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Qvar Overdose for more information.)
Qvar should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Keep Qvar and all medications out of the reach of children.
If you do not take your Qvar as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.