Instructions for patients
To help you make sure your patients are using the QVAR® (beclomethasone dipropionate
HFA) inhaler properly, we developed an instructional inhaler usage video that can be played below.
We have also developed a downloadable asthma patient instruction sheet in English and Spanish that you can provide to your patients.
Patients should be instructed to discard their QVAR® inhaler after the dose counter reaches 0 or after the expiration date. Using the inhaler after this point may result in a loss of asthma control.
Patients should also be instructed to ask about a refill when the dose counter reaches 20 and the numbers turn red.
The tables below provide recommended dosing for patients who:
QVAR® is available in two strengths: a 40 µg/inhalation canister and an 80 µg/inhalation canister. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines recommend using the lowest dose of ICS that maintains asthma control.1
Dosing for adults and adolescents age 12 and older2
Inhaler dosage for children2
QVAR® can be used with or without a spacer.2
Asthma Action Plan
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines recommend providing patients with an asthma action plan.1 A written asthma action plan provides patients with a reference for:
- Which medicines they should take and how much
- When they should use their medicine
- What to do in the event of a serious asthma attack