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Help Kids Learn to Help Themselves

One of the best things you can do for a child with asthma is give them an active role in helping to manage it.

Start with these key steps:


  • Encourage

    Praise your child for using QVAR RediHaler correctly and consistently.

    SEE THE BASICS

  • Engage

    Help your child remember to use QVAR RediHaler twice a day, every day.

    SEE GOOD HABITS

  • Explain

    Talk with your child about why they need to use their QVAR RediHaler.

    SEE OUR Q&A

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Show your child how to use their inhaler. Read the full instructions for use. Then show them how to use it. Practice each step together.

Teach your child to keep a careful eye on their inhaler’s dose counter. Praise them each time they tell you how many doses remain—and especially when the numbers turn red (indicating that it’s time to refill).

Good Habits Start Here

Teaching your child to use QVAR Redihaler correctly is important. Now, help them develop good habits for using it consistently. Try these tips:

Brainstorm ideas. Ask your child to think of an activity they do twice a day, such as brushing their teeth or eating breakfast and dinner. Then have them combine taking their QVAR RediHaler with that twice-daily routine.

Set digital “QVAR RediHaler alerts.” Encourage tweens and teens to sign up for customizable digital alerts. (You can too.)

Help your child plan ahead. Vacations, sleepovers and other changes in their daily routine can make it easy to forget to take QVAR RediHaler. Help them develop their own methods for remembering.

Be sure to praise your child’s progress. Positive reinforcement and continued support from you can encourage your child to become their own “asthma advocates.”

Talking With Your Child

The more kids understand their asthma, the more interested they may be in managing it. This Q&A can help you answer their questions.


  • Q: “I already have a rescue inhaler. Why do I need this one, too?”

    A: You only use your rescue inhaler sometimes, such as when you’re coughing a lot or can’t breathe (an asthma flare-up). QVAR RediHaler is a maintenance inhaler. It does not replace your rescue inhaler. You use it two times a day to help prevent asthma symptoms and flare-ups.

  • Q: “Do I still need my rescue inhaler?”

    A: Yes! QVAR RediHaler isn’t a “rescue” inhaler. It can help prevent asthma symptoms, but you’ll still need your rescue inhaler for emergencies. By the way, please tell me if you need your rescue inhaler more than two times a week! (That may mean your asthma isn’t well controlled.)

  • Q: “Why do I need to use QVAR RediHaler two times every day?”

    A: Well, think about the things we do every day to keep our bodies healthy, such as brushing our teeth. If we didn’t brush regularly, we might get cavities or a bad toothache, right? Controlling asthma is a little like that. Using your QVAR RediHaler two times a day, every day, can help keep asthma from bothering you a lot (and making you need to use your rescue inhaler so often).

  • Q: “I feel better. Can I stop using QVAR RediHaler now?”

    A: I’m glad you feel better. But it’s important to keep using your QVAR RediHaler consistently. One part of controlling asthma is taking QVAR RediHaler twice a day, every day.

  • Q: “Is there a cure for my asthma?”

    A: No, there is not a cure for asthma, but QVAR RediHaler can help you manage it.

  • Q: “What does the medicine in QVAR RediHaler do?”

    A: With asthma, your lungs’ airways are almost always red and swollen (inflamed), even when you feel fine. And sometimes it can get worse, making it hard for you to breathe. The medicine in QVAR RediHaler can help reduce the swelling in your lungs—every day.

  • Q: “What if I forget to use QVAR RediHaler?”

    A: If you forget to use your QVAR RediHaler, get back on schedule right away. It’s important that you use it twice a day, every day, to help control your asthma.

Important Safety Information and Approved Use

  • Do not use QVAR RediHaler to treat sudden severe symptoms of asthma. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms.
  • Do not use QVAR RediHaler if you are allergic to beclomethasone dipropionate or any of the ingredients in QVAR RediHaler.
  • Do not use QVAR RediHaler more often than prescribed.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take and about all of your health conditions.
  • QVAR RediHaler may cause serious side effects, including:
    • Fungal infections (thrush) in your mouth and throat. Rinse your mouth with water without swallowing after using QVAR RediHaler to help prevent an infection in your mouth or throat.
    • Worsening asthma or sudden asthma attacks. After using your rescue inhaler, contact your healthcare provider right away if you do not get relief from your sudden asthma attacks.
    • Reduced adrenal function (adrenal insufficiency). This potentially life-threatening condition can happen when you stop taking oral corticosteroid medicines and start using inhaled corticosteroid medicines (such as QVAR RediHaler). Tell your healthcare provider right away about any signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency such as: feeling tired or exhausted (fatigue); lack of energy; low blood pressure (hypotension); dizziness or feeling faint; nausea and vomiting; or weakness.
    • Immune system effects and a higher chance for infections. Tell your healthcare provider about any signs or symptoms of infection such as: fever, chills, pain, feeling tired, body aches, nausea, or vomiting.
    • Increased wheezing (bronchospasm) right after using QVAR RediHaler. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden wheezing.
    • Serious allergic reactions. Stop using QVAR RediHaler and call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away if you get any of the following: hives; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; rash; or breathing problems.
    • Slowed growth in children. Children should have their growth checked regularly while using QVAR RediHaler.
    • Lower bone density. This may be a problem for people who already have a higher chance for low bone density (osteoporosis).
    • Eye problems. If you have had glaucoma, cataracts or blurred vision in the past, you should have regular eye exams while using QVAR RediHaler.
  • Common side effects of QVAR RediHaler include: yeast infection in the mouth (oral candidiasis); cold symptoms (upper respiratory tract infection); pain in the throat (oropharyngeal pain); pain or swelling in your nose and throat (nasopharyngitis); sinus irritation (sinusitis); and hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
  • These are not all the possible side effects of QVAR RediHaler. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Approved Use

QVAR® RediHaler™ (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) Inhalation Aerosol is a breath-actuated inhaled prescription medicine used as a maintenance treatment for the prevention and control of asthma in people 4 years of age and older.

QVAR RediHaler Inhalation Aerosol is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and won’t replace a rescue inhaler.

Please see full Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Eligible patients may pay as little as $15 per month on their QVAR RediHaler prescriptions.*

*For commercially insured patients with coverage for QVAR RediHaler, you may pay as little as $15 out-of-pocket for each of your next 12 fills of QVAR RediHaler. Teva will pay up to the next $25 of your co-payment or cost-sharing obligation per fill. To the extent a commercially insured patient’s cost-sharing obligation on QVAR RediHaler exceeds $40 per fill, the patient is responsible for the remaining balance. Maximum reimbursement limits apply and patient out-of-pocket expenses may vary. Patients are not eligible for this offer if they are eligible to have prescriptions paid for in part or full by any state or federally funded programs, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, VA, DOD, or TRICARE, or by private health benefit programs which reimburse for the entire cost of prescription drugs.

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