Albuterol vs Qvar

Albuterol
(Rx)
Qvar
(Rx)
Albuterol is an asthma / COPD medication.
Qvar is an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.6
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 28, 1995
September 15, 2000
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
72,165 Discussions
3,355 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for Wheezing
#4 for COPD
#5 for Asthma Attack
Albuterol is prescribed for Asthma, Wheezing and Shortness of Breath and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for COPD
#3 for Emphysema
Qvar is prescribed for Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Alb
Tiredness
5
Jitteriness
5
Anxiety
5
Shaking
4
Headaches
3
Chest Pain
3
Chest Tightness
3
Weakness
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Cramping
2
Qva
Bronchitis
8
Weight Gain
4
Hoarseness
4
Sore Throat
4
Fever
3
Palpitations
3
Bronchiectasis
2
Chronic Cough
1
Nausea
1
Dry Mouth
1
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Albuterol
Alb
Qvar
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Tiredness
Alb
Qva
5
0
Jitteriness
Alb
Qva
5
0
Anxiety
Alb
Qva
5
0
Shaking
Alb
Qva
4
0
Headaches
Alb
Qva
3
0
Chest Pain
Alb
Qva
3
0
Chest Tightness
Alb
Qva
3
0
Weakness
Alb
Qva
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Alb
Qva
2
0
Cramping
Alb
Qva
2
0
Bronchitis
Qva
Alb
8
0
Weight Gain
Qva
Alb
4
0
Hoarseness
Qva
Alb
4
0
Sore Throat
Qva
Alb
4
0
Fever
Qva
Alb
3
0
Palpitations
Qva
Alb
3
0
Bronchiectasis
Qva
Alb
2
0
Chronic Cough
Qva
Alb
1
0
Nausea
Qva
Alb
1
0
Dry Mouth
Qva
Alb
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Albuterol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Qvar during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Albuterol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Inhalation
Dosages
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Solution: 2.5 mg /3 mL (0.083 %), 2.5 mg/0.5 mL, 0.63 mg/3 mL, 1.25 mg/3 mL, 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, 8 mg (OSM)
Aerosol: 90 mcg/actuation
Capsule: 200 mcg
Syrup: 2 mg/5 mL
Aerosol: 40 mcg/actuation, 80 mcg/actuation
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Albuterol
Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Albuterol and Qvar: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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I was taken off Qvar for a few days (prior to a breathing ...
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"I was on Qvar and Albuterol but it didn't seem like it was working. ...I was taken off Qvar for a few days (prior to a breathing test) and I had the ...Then, he put me on Dulera with Albuterol as backup."
October 13, 2015
I TOOK DULERA FOR 29 DAYS I WAS GIVEN IT BY A NEW LUNG DOCTOR AND I TOLD HIM TODAY THAT IT MADE ME OUTSIDE OF MY MIND UNCONTROLLABLY CRYING CONFUSION BODY ACHES PAINS MORE ANXIETY THAN USUAL. AND HE MORE OR LESS TOLD ME THAT I WAS CRAZY THAT THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. I AM ALSO DIABETIC TODAY HE SENT ME HOME WITH QVAR I'M AFRAID BECAUSE I ALREADY SUFFER FROM THE YEAST PROBLEM FROM THE DIABETES SO I'M AFRAID OF THE THRUSH FROM THE QVAR CAN YOU TELL ME THINK ABOUT THAT?

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