Qvar 50 Inhaler

Qvar Inhaler & Autohaler (50 & 100)

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Qvar inhalers are a preventative everyday treatment for the symptoms of asthma. These inhalers will help to control your asthma and prevent future attacks from occurring. Two varieties of Qvar inhaler are available: the Aerosol Inhaler and the Autohaler. They work by reducing inflammation within the airways, making breathing much easier. All Qvar inhalers contain the active ingredient beclomethasone dipropionate, which is a corticosteroid.

Qvar's Aerosol inhaler is a standard inhaler device – when the metal canister is pressed down, the medicine is released as a spray. This requires that you time your inhalation correctly, so it is worth checking frequently with your GP or nurse to make sure that your technique is correct. The second option is the Qvar Autohaler. Once primed, this type of inhaler automatically releases the dosage when you inhale from the mouthpiece. This may be preferable for you if, for any reason, you find it difficult to coordinate pressing down the canister with inhaling. Both types of the inhaler are available in strengths of 50 or 100 micrograms. Your doctor will prescribe the strength appropriate for you.

Qvar Inhalers and Autohalers are available to purchase from The Independent Pharmacy, following a free consultation, to help control asthma in those who have been previously diagnosed with the condition.

Asthma affects over five million people in The United Kingdom. The condition is characterised by an inflammation of the bronchi (the tubes connecting the windpipe to the lungs). This swelling causes the airway passages to contract, which also increases the production of phlegm. This will further obstruct the airways, leading to symptoms such as; coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath.

Preventer inhalers, such as Qvar, reduce the inflammation that can lead to an asthma attack. Once the active corticosteroid, beclomethasone dipropionate, enters the lungs, it stops cells in the area from producing the chemicals that cause inflammation. When used every day, Qvar inhalers will effectively manage the inflammation of the airways, reducing your risk of an asthma attack. You should continue to use Qvar inhalers even if your symptoms improve, to prevent your breathing problems from returning.

Importantly, preventer inhalers will not treat asthma immediately. This product will not provide relief from an asthma attack. For this reason, you should always carry a reliever inhaler as well. You will likely be prescribed a Qvar inhaler alongside a reliever inhaler, in order to effectively control your asthmatic symptoms.

Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

  • Fast delivery - order before 4pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered GMC doctors
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service - we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered Doctors
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the National Pharmacy Association and Care Quality Commission.

Qvar Aerosol Inhaler:

  1. Remove the cap from the mouthpiece
  2. Hold the device vertically and shake it up and down
  3. Exhale deeply, then place your lips around the mouthpiece
  4. Press down on the top of the inhaler as you begin to inhale
  5. Remove the device from your lips, while holding your breath as long as is comfortable
  6. Exhale slowly

Further instructions are available in the Product Information Leaflet.

Qvar Autohaler:

  1. Remove the cap from the mouthpiece
  2. Shake the device up and down (ensure the lever is in the ‘down’ position)
  3. Hold the inhaler vertically and push the lever ‘up’
  4. Exhale deeply, then place your lips tight around the mouthpiece
  5. Inhale deeply from the mouthpiece
  6. Remove the device from your lips, while holding your breath for at least ten seconds
  7. Exhale slowly
  8. Return the lever to the ‘down’ position

Further instructions are available in the Product Information Leaflet.

Each of these inhalers is most effective if used daily. You will likely be instructed to use your inhaler twice per day. Your doctor will advise you on the ideal dosage. This table provides a general guide on how many puffs to take, based on the strength of your inhaler and the severity of your asthma.




Mild asthma

1-2 puffs

1-2 puffs

Moderate asthma

2-4 puffs

1-2 puffs

Severe asthma

4-8 puffs

2-4 puffs

If you are taking more than eight puffs per day from a 50mcg inhaler (or four puffs per day from a 100mcg inhaler), check with your GP to see if there is a better available treatment for your asthma.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they use a Qvar inhaler, however, if you do they can include:

Allergic reactions (including rash, eczema or sneezing), thrush (fungal infection) in the throat or mouth, sore throat, headaches, nausea, tremors.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Before using a Qvar inhaler, inform your doctor if you have:

  • A lung infection
  • A cold or chest infection
  • A liver disorder
  • Any history of tuberculosis.

Inform your doctor if you are taking or intend to take Disulfiram or Metronidazole.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

The active ingredient contained in Qvar inhalers is beclomethasone dipropionate.

Qvar inhalers also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Propellant HFA-134a and ethanol.

Qvar inhalers do not contain chlorofluorocarbon propellants; this is replaced by propellant HFA-134a.

Need to know more about Asthma?

Visit our advice area or chat online to our support team

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will Qvar Inhalers help to treat an Asthma attack?

    There are two types of inhaler: preventers and relievers. All Qvar inhalers are preventers; they are used daily to control inflammation in the airways, which reduces the risk of an asthma attack occurring. They will not provide relief from an asthma attack.

    Reliever inhalers treat asthma attacks and are used only when necessary. Reliever inhalers include Ventolin, Salamol, and Airomir.

  • Do Qvar Inhalers work immediately?

    The active ingredient starts to work immediately, and you will likely notice an improvement in your breathing problems within one week of daily use.

  • Are different Preventer inhalers interchangeable?

    No – do not switch between inhalers such as Clenil, Pulmicort, and Qvar.

    Because they have slightly different active ingredients, your treatment will not be effective, and your risk of side effects will increase.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • How do I buy Qvar Inhalers online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Qvar inhalers to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • How many Qvar Inhalers can I buy in one purchase?

    Qvar inhalers are a prescription-only asthma treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 2 inhalers at one time.

    This allows us to balance offering our patients an adequate supply of treatment with regular checks on their condition, symptoms, and effectiveness of treatment. This model ensures the perfect mix of convenience with optimal health and safety.

    If you have no adverse effects and your asthma is well controlled, you can log in and easily re-order another supply.

  • What do Qvar Inhalers contain?

    The active ingredient in Qvar inhalers is beclomethasone dipropionate. The amount present in each inhalation will vary according to the strength of the inhaler.

    The medicine also contains inactive ingredients that are used to make up the inhalation – for more details please see the ‘Ingredients’ tab above.

  • How do Qvar Inhalers work?

    The beclomethasone contained in the inhaler reduces inflammation in the lungs. This makes it easier for you to breathe and reduces your risk of an asthma attack.

  • Are Qvar Inhalers available for next-day delivery?

    Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Qvar inhalers are available for next-day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Qvar Inhalers online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Qvar inhalers online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

  • What are the advantages of buying Qvar inhalers online?

    There are many advantages to buying asthma treatments online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Qvar inhalers and other asthma treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
  • I normally get Qvar Inhalers from my doctor - why should I buy them online?

    Qvar inhalers are available on the NHS from your GP if you have been diagnosed with asthma, exercise-induced wheezing or breathing problems due to allergens. This is normally where we suggest people start their treatment, to ensure that their condition is properly diagnosed and any possible serious symptoms are addressed.

    Many people can find it difficult to fit in time to see their GP or hard to get an appointment at all! It can, therefore, be more convenient to order your treatment online and have it delivered to your home or work address with minimum fuss. We also provide complete support to allow you to get any questions answered by our professional team by phone, email or live chat.

    Here at The Independent Pharmacy, we take the headache out of getting asthma treatment.

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