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User Reviews for Beclomethasone to treat Asthma, Maintenance

Brand names: Qvar RediHaler

Beclomethasone has an average rating of 3.3 out of 10 from a total of 172 ratings for the treatment of Asthma, Maintenance. 19% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 67% reported a negative experience.

Beclomethasone rating summary

3.3/10 average rating

172 ratings from 188 user reviews.

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Reviews for Beclomethasone

Vitto · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 25, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "QVAR has worked for me but like all users have mentioned, the Qvar RediHaler stopped working with over 40 puffs left. I found you can just remove the sticker and turn the top off and you can just press on the canister as a normal inhaler - no need to find any other inhaler, just leave the top off."

4 / 10
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MALFUNCTION MAN · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 15, 2022

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "9-14-22 PLEASE READ! Many people say here that they have contacted the FDA, they have not. Today I decided to call the FDA and make a complaint for the same issues that everyone here is having with not getting full doses from malfunction. The woman I spoke to said that she has not seen any complaints! In order for the FDA to investigate you must call them and make a complaint. They need to have enough complains to start and investigation. Please call the FDA to make this problem know! You personal information can remain private - just ask. You will need to contract the FDA in your state."

3 / 10
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Sarah · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 16, 2019

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "People PLEASE go to the FDA website and use the page for online reporting and report this product! It only takes a few people reporting it to have it investigated. We should not be paying $200+ to have the new inhaler stop working mid month, then have dangerous asthma attacks if we can't afford to replace the inhaler mid month. I made the company aware of my problem. It's happened to me with two inhalers in a row, they won't replace them and I am stuck with them and increasingly and increasingly bad asthma. I am switching brands, but can't immediately since I just paid $236 for the Qvar"

1 / 10
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TP123 · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 22, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I also had problems when they switched to the Qvar redihaler. Complained to my Allergist so she showed me a trick. You peel the label off the inhaler and then twist the top and bottom part of inhaler until the top part comes off. Then it can be used like a regular inhaler and the counter still works."

7 / 10
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DJ · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · March 3, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I have been using Qvar for asthma maintenance for years. They changed the dispensing system a while ago. IT IS A NIGHTMARE! The dispensing works occasionally, but then it stops. I called the company TEVA and then sent me 2 new dispensers. same problem. It works a few times, I try to unclog it and still nothing. The product is an oxymoron. How are you supposed to suck the product into your lungs when you can't breathe deeply to begin with. Ridiculous creation by people who do not have breathing issues. IDIOTS! I am contacting the FDA to do something."

1 / 10
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Frustrated patient · Taken for less than 1 month · August 14, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I am on my 2nd Qvar and it quit working also. I did exactly what I did with the 1st one per company to clean it ( had to send it back by my pharmacist) so I started reading online and I too have taken it apart and used By pressing down on silver part inside like a regular inhaler. The redihaler is too expensive and med needed. Company should figure out better way to dispense the Medicine!!!"

2 / 10
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Kajo · January 28, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "This product is terrible! In order to charge us more money they have patented this ready Haler (Qvar redihaler). It stops working halfway and there are times when you do not get the dose at all. There are other times when it spits into the back of your throat not giving you the medication correctly. Costly and ineffective halfway through. The public shouldn’t have to put up with this."

5 / 10
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Ashley&Landon · May 31, 2017

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "NEVER NEVER give this medicine to your children! If I could give this medicine a zero I would. My 4 year old son started taking the Qvar inhaler for his asthma. Over the next 3-4 months he started to have nosebleeds. I've tried everything from antibiotics, saline, humidifiers, nothing was helping. One day my son woke up with a nosebleed screaming he was blind, he turned blue, puked up a lot of blood and went limp in my arms. This qvar inhaler caused severe swelling in his sinuses, nosebleeds and low blood pressure. I thought my child had died in my arms I was terrified. I took him off the inhaler and he hasn't had a nosebleed in 3 months. Theres no reason that should have happened to a 4 year old. I would never want anybody to experience that"

1 / 10
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ME · Taken for 10 years or more · April 27, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "Qvar has worked for me great HOWEVER these new redihalers are terrible. They all stop working when there is plenty of medicine remaining. I discovered this just like everyone else on here, by not being able to breathe well and thinking something more is wrong with me only to discover that no medicine is being dispensed even though the counter displays 96 dispenses left."

2 / 10
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Lima · Taken for 5 to 10 years · April 28, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "The RediHaler does not dispense a full 200 inhalations. I have found month after month that when the inhalation’s get down to the 25 inhalations range, it does not dispense a full inhalation. I have the same breathing and withdrawal symptoms month after month. Pharmacy will not refill before the full 200 inhalations are prescribed are used. The manufacture needs to fix this problem."

6 / 10
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Stephanie · Taken for 5 to 10 years · February 8, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "My husband and son have been using Qvar for years for their asthma. My husband has severe asthma and when he uses Qvar he doesn’t need his rescue inhaler, if he goes off it he needs it several times a day. My son rarely needs his rescue because of Qvar, even when he gets sick. It’s been a life saver... literally. Luckily the copays haven’t been too awful over the years. They’ve ranged anywhere from $20-$75. I’m rating Qvar a 9 because of the Redihaler device. It’s awful. Luckily my son’s pediatrician told us a trick in how to turn the Qvar Redihale into a normal inhaler - Pull off the top (you have to pull hard) and it can be used like a normal inhaler. And it works! Just like the old inhalers! Don’t fix what isn’t broken, Qvar!"

9 / 10
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DH · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 10, 2019

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I used the Qvar Inhaler for years without issues. Since starting on the Qvar Redihaler months ago, I have not been able to control my asthma. The redihaler would plug, dispense once I removed my mouth spraying into the air it is a faulty product design. I just got home from the hospital, spent two nights due to asthma issues for the first time in 12 years. I told the doctors that I felt part of the cause of my visit is a faulty inhaler which brought me to bring up these reviews. This product is ineffective for me."

1 / 10
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Beware of Qvar Readyhaler! · September 13, 2019

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I have had the same issues as others here. I have bought 5 or 6 of the Qvar RediHaler and used about a 1/4 of it before I wasn’t getting any doses. Now I twist the top off and use it the way it used to be. I can push the canister down and inhale and hear if I am getting the med. what a terrible design."

1 / 10
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Annoyed Asthma Patient · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · June 4, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "Wow, when will the FDA actually look into this gosh awful faulty asthma medicine Qvar RediHaler. The medicine itself is fine but I don’t know what this company was thinking to make such a horrible device. It shouldn’t stop working half way through uses. I thought I was crazy and doing something wrong but seeing the reviews really made me feel more normal. I have had 2 break on me and I have had at least 30-50 puffs left. The one time I didn’t have insurance and paid $300 so it would be nice if it worked. I’m so unhappy with this device. I really hope it gets fixed. What do we have to do to get this looked into. This device sucks. I give it a ZERO out of 10!"

1 / 10
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Asthma · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 26, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "So glad I saw these reviews before ordering another. Stopped working with over 50 left. Didn’t know it. Went from perfect never using my rescue, to four day long attacks, needing the rescue and oral steroids. Finally discovered the redihaler was sputtering after I inhaled. Wow."

1 / 10
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Donna Carol · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · January 15, 2014

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I have severe asthma/COPD and have tried different inhalers through the years most only gave me a deeper voice and white patches in my mouth. That has not been my experience with Qvar 80. This medication has really helped my breathing with no white patches or deepened voice. I take 2 puffs am/pm and I am really pleased."

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Anonymous · June 11, 2010

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I recently went on QVAR to help control my moderate asthma. I felt the effects within the first week of use. I used to wheeze and cough with every weather change, laughing, or cheering at hockey games. Since starting, I have only had to use my rescue inhaler once. The only negative is that it is causing my voice to faulter and I have a sore throat sometimes. I will gladly take those small inconveniences for the overall benefits of this medicine."

8 / 10
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Joy · Taken for 5 to 10 years · June 24, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "My Qvar redihaler stopped functioning about half way through the inhaler. I wake up struggling to breathe And need to use my pro-air albuterol. Now I fail the breathing tests at my pulmonologist. TEVA needs to reimburse us and use a different device for delivery of the medication."

5 / 10
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Katie · Taken for 1 to 2 years · November 15, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "The Qvar RediHaler dispensers keep stopping and do not work properly; keep having to use rescue inhaler because these things DO NOT WORK CORRECTLY! Suppose to help control asthma not create a bigger issue..."

1 / 10
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Anonymous · March 7, 2009

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I would personally give QVAR 80 a 10 out of 10. I used my albuterol rescue inhaler 2-3 times a day and 1-2 in the middle of the night. I'd wake up tight-chested and wheezing for no reason, exercise gave me asthma attacks as did my animal/plant allergies, changes in the weather and even laughing. Since being on QVAR, I don't use my albuterol at all, like once every couple of months. That's why I was so happy for my 5 1/2 year old son when his pediatrician put him on QVAR...he only had attacks when he had a virus. Every single cold would go directly to his chest. However, after being on QVAR for 4 weeks (and not having had any colds, we don't know its effectiveness) he has been having the most long, dragged out and intense tantrums."

8 / 10
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Aryboob · Taken for 5 to 10 years · April 15, 2016

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "QVAR does NOTHING for me except make my Asthma worse! I have been prescribed this medication for about 8 years now. When taken every day it made my asthma worse and I feel myself reaching for my Albuterol constantly. I've had this opinion since I was a child and the Dr. basically thinks I'm full of it.. Well, I stopped using it for years (and my Asthma issues stopped except for occasional flare ups), my Dr. told me to start it again once a day and now my Asthma is awful, I get the "elephant on the chest" feeling without any physical activity. I'm done wasting my time on this medication."

1 / 10
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10 year Qvar user · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 15, 2019

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I have used Qvar inhaler for about 10 years & I have always praised what a God send it was for me - I can run 5 miles, no longer wake up coughing. Seriously, it was a miracle! Recently however since I have started the Qvar RediHaler device I've been soooo disappointed because I need my rescue inhaler, have numerous coughing spells all day & night long. I'm glad to read other people are having issues too but not sure what to do from here. There I need my regular Qvar again!!"

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JP · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 31, 2019

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I was on Qvar for several years and my asthma was well under control until using the Redihaler. I started wheezing much more during the day and waking up and having to use my Proventil inhaler at night. I was suspicious that it was the inhaler and then noticed that when I was using it, it would release the medication when I CLOSED the lid. I was not getting any of the medication for almost 2 weeks. I took the inhaler into my pharmacy and they called Teva while I waited. They were told to give me a new inhaler and to send the one I had been using back to them for "testing." I immediately contacted the FDA. Very easy to do online and I heard back from them the next day asking for more information on the product. I encourage anyone who has problems with this inhaler to do the same. It could really be a matter of life or death for some."

1 / 10
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Dee Jones · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · September 5, 2020

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I just started using asthma maintenance medicines this year and have a horrible time with Qvar. The medications stopped coming out after only a few doses. I have read everything from the company on how to clean etc but that doesn't help. The last time I didn't realize it wasn't working and ended up starting strong withdrawal symptoms that really scared me. My doctor switched me to another medicine and I am doing fine. The manufacturer needs to fix this, it could really hurt someone."

1 / 10
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Jh · Taken for 2 to 5 years · January 9, 2019

Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone) "I have had great success with Qvar up to the point they switched to the new redi inhaler. The count is not right and I have found that I only get medicine for the first half. It took me several different inhalers to realize this was the problem as I consistently ended up having to use my emergency inhaler more and more towards the end. When it works I use a rescue inhaler very rarely (once every two weeks or less) and last time as I got down to 40 doses I was having to use it at least 10 times to get through the days and nights. This package has to go!"

1 / 10
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