At 72 years of age starting with Asthma at 65 it has taken 7 years to find a treatment that will control my condition i.e Qvar 100 however I have side affects ... distorted voice, stressed speech, night time extreemly dry mouth & throat, feeling of weakness all the time with no energy, I have tried several times gradually to reduce the dose from the maximum daily dose of 800 but my condition worsens requiring me to go back to 800, I am concerned what affect long term this will have on my general health.
To be honest you should be more concerned about what will happen to you if you don't continue taking the Qvar.
All medicines have risks and benefits but in your case, given that it has taken 7 years to find an effective treatment, the benefits of taking Qvar outweigh the risks.
Qvar (beclomethasone) is an anti-inflammatory steroid and is used to prevent asthma attacks. Steroids by inhalation are better suited for long-term use in the treatment of inflamed bronchial tubes because they are less likely to cause major undesirable side effects.
- Qvar Information for Consumers
- Qvar Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Qvar (detailed)
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