Asthma Quick Reference Cards
If your asthma is under control, you will probably have fewer asthma attacks. It never hurts to be prepared, though, for when you can't maintain asthma control. Having important information about your asthma written down on an asthma quick reference card can help. This card tells healthcare professionals, babysitters, teachers, and coaches what to do if you have a severe asthma attack.
You can list asthma and other medications, allergies, doctor contact information, and other emergency information in case of a severe asthma attack. Download and print out your asthma quick reference card template, then fill it out and keep it with you at all times.
(beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) Inhalation Aerosol is used in the ongoing treatment of asthma as preventative therapy in patients 5 years of age or older.
is also used for asthma patients who require systemic corticosteroid administration, where adding QVAR®
may reduce or eliminate the need for systemic corticosteroids.
CAUTION: If you are stopping or switching from an oral corticosteroid to QVAR®, follow your doctor's instructions to avoid health risks. (See WARNINGS, Prescribing Information).
- QVAR® does not replace quick-relief inhalers for sudden symptoms.
Inhaled corticosteroids may cause a reduction in growth rate, so children taking QVAR® should have their growth checked regularly. The long-term effect on final adult growth is unknown.
- Do not stop taking QVAR® abruptly without talking to your doctor.
- In clinical studies, common side effects included headache and sore throat. These are not all of the possible side effects of QVAR®. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
- You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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