Qvar vs Symbicort

Qvar
(Rx)
Symbicort
(Rx)
Qvar is an asthma / COPD medication.
Symbicort is an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.3
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.4
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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September 15, 2000
July 21, 2006
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,355 Discussions
12,029 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for Emphysema
Symbicort is prescribed for Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Qva
Bronchitis
7
Weight Gain
4
Hoarseness
4
Sore Throat
4
Fever
3
Palpitations
2
Bronchiectasis
2
Nausea
1
Heart Problems
1
Chronic Cough
1
Sym
Weight Gain
8
Thrush
7
Anxiety
6
Chest Tightness
5
Chest Pain
4
Hoarseness
4
Cramping
4
Palpitations
3
Insomnia
3
Sore Throat
3
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Qvar
Qva
Symbicort
Sym
Bronchitis
Qva
Sym
7
0
Weight Gain
Qva
Sym
4
8
Hoarseness
Qva
Sym
4
4
Sore Throat
Qva
Sym
4
3
Fever
Qva
Sym
3
0
Palpitations
Qva
Sym
2
3
Bronchiectasis
Qva
Sym
2
0
Nausea
Qva
Sym
1
0
Heart Problems
Qva
Sym
1
0
Chronic Cough
Qva
Sym
1
0
Weight Gain
Sym
Qva
8
4
Thrush
Sym
Qva
7
0
Anxiety
Sym
Qva
6
0
Chest Tightness
Sym
Qva
5
0
Chest Pain
Sym
Qva
4
0
Hoarseness
Sym
Qva
4
4
Cramping
Sym
Qva
4
0
Palpitations
Sym
Qva
3
2
Insomnia
Sym
Qva
3
0
Sore Throat
Sym
Qva
3
4
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 Qvar during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Symbicort 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 Symbicort and alcohol.
Method of use
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Inhalation
Inhalation
Dosages
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Aerosol: 40 mcg/actuation, 80 mcg/actuation
Aerosol: 80-4.5 mcg/actuation, 160-4.5 mcg/actuation
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Budesonide/Formoterol Fumarate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Qvar and Symbicort: 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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