Pulmicort vs Qvar

Pulmicort
(Rx)
Qvar
(Rx)
Pulmicort is an asthma / COPD medication.
Qvar is an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.4
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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June 24, 1997
September 15, 2000
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
10,839 Discussions
3,360 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
Pulmicort is prescribed for Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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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Pul
Weight Gain
4
Sore Throat
2
Feeling Hyper
1
Diabetes
1
Nausea
1
Mood Swings
1
Burning
1
Migraines
1
Glaucoma
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Qva
Bronchitis
8
Weight Gain
4
Hoarseness
4
Sore Throat
4
Fever
3
Palpitations
3
Bronchiectasis
2
Dry Mouth
1
Nausea
1
Chronic Cough
1
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Pulmicort
Pul
Qvar
Qva
Weight Gain
Pul
Qva
4
4
Sore Throat
Pul
Qva
2
4
Feeling Hyper
Pul
Qva
1
0
Diabetes
Pul
Qva
1
0
Nausea
Pul
Qva
1
1
Mood Swings
Pul
Qva
1
0
Burning
Pul
Qva
1
0
Migraines
Pul
Qva
1
0
Glaucoma
Pul
Qva
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pul
Qva
1
0
Bronchitis
Qva
Pul
8
0
Weight Gain
Qva
Pul
4
4
Hoarseness
Qva
Pul
4
0
Sore Throat
Qva
Pul
4
2
Fever
Qva
Pul
3
0
Palpitations
Qva
Pul
3
0
Bronchiectasis
Qva
Pul
2
0
Dry Mouth
Qva
Pul
1
0
Nausea
Qva
Pul
1
1
Chronic Cough
Qva
Pul
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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B Category B
Before taking Pulmicort 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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Method of use
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Inhalation
Inhalation
Dosages
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Suspension: 0.25 mg/2 mL, 0.5 mg/2 mL, 1 mg/2 mL
Aerosol: 40 mcg/actuation, 80 mcg/actuation
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Budesonide
Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Pulmicort 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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