Qvar – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by

Qvar (generic name: beclomethasone) is a drug used to inhibit the release of substances in the body that trigger inflammation. It’s classified as a steroid, and it’s used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children aged five years and up.

Qvar is not used to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. It will not work fast enough to treat an ongoing asthma attack. It’s advisable to use a fast-acting inhalation medicine when this happens.

Known health risks, side effects of Qvar

Individuals with the following conditions should seek the advice of a healthcare professional before starting Qvar treatment.

  • Bacterial, fungal, or viral infection of any kind
  • Active tuberculosis that has not been treated
  • Herpes infection, especially on the eyes
  • Osteoporosis, or low bone mineral density
  • A weak or compromised immune system
  • Cataracts, glaucoma, and increased pressure in the eyes

Women who are pregnant should consult with their healthcare provider before using Qvar. However, those who are breastfeeding should not use Qvar as it may harm a nursing baby.

Individuals who use Qvar should not come near people who are sick or have infections, particularly those with chicken pox or measles. The latter can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications for those under steroid medication.

The side effects of Qvar commonly include:

  • A yeast infection in the mouth
  • Headaches
  • A sore throat
  • A runny nose, accompanied by sinus pain and irritation in the nose

If the following are seen, immediately seek medical assistance.

  • Signs of a severe allergic reaction – difficulty breathing, hives, swelling
  • Wheezing, choking, and other breathing problems right after using the medication
  • Worsening symptoms of asthma
  • The appearance of white patches or sores in the mouth or on the lips
  • Vision problems, including blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights
  • Signs of an infection – a fever, chills, aches, or vomiting
  • Low adrenal gland hormones – extreme lethargy, weakness, and feeling light-headed

Body systems affected by Qvar

The side effects of Qvar can damage the body’s endocrine, respiratory, gastrointestinal, nervous, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.

Herbs, nutrients that have similar effects to Qvar

Some herbs and minerals that have results comparable to Qvar and other steroids include:

  • Lobelia. Add half a dropper of lobelia tincture in a room temperature cup of water and drink it, or apply it topically to the chest.
  • Clary sage essential oil. To get its airway clearing ability, put it in a diffuser, a bowl of steaming water, or even the floor of a shower.
  • Magnesium. It has muscle relaxant properties, making it ideal for clearing the airways.
  • Cod liver oil. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce instances of asthma throughout the day.
  • Nettle. Taking freeze-dried nettle before being exposed to an allergen can greatly lower the chances of an asthma attack.
  • Turmeric. A safe and nutrient-filled spice, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which can help prevent an attack.

It’s also best to eliminate food dyes and gluten in the diet to get the full effect of the potency of these herbs in treating asthma.

Treatments for side effects of Qvar

The landmark side effect after taking Qvar is a sore throat. Here are some natural ways to treat this condition.

  • Salt and hot water. Mixing ¼ teaspoon of salt in a cup of moderately hot water and gargling with it helps relieve the burning sensation that comes with a sore throat and promotes the fast healing of inflamed mucous membranes.
  • Lemon and water. A teaspoon of lemon in a cup of water is a famous home remedy for a sore throat: The astringent juice creates an acidic environment for viruses and bacteria while helping shrink swollen throat tissue.
  • Green tea. It’s known to fight infections naturally, and gargling some of it can help get rid of bacteria in the throat.

Where to learn more

Summary

Qvar is used to prevent the release of substances in the body that trigger inflammation.

Qvar is a steroid, and it’s used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children aged 5 years and up.

Qvar is not used to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.

Qvar can pass through breast milk and harm a nursing baby.

People who use Qvar and are exposed to those with chickenpox or measles are at risk of serious and even life-threatening complications.

Qvar can harm the body’s endocrine, respiratory, gastrointestinal, nervous, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.

Sources include:

Drugs.com 1

Drugs.com 2

ModernAlternativeMama.com

RD.com



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