Thinking new day. Not Asthma. Meet QVAR RediHaler

Stay Ahead of Asthma

Do you rely on your rescue (quick-relief) inhaler more than you should for asthma “control”? Then it may surprise you to learn that asthma may not be well controlled if you:


  • use your rescue inhaler more than 2 days a week
  • have symptoms more than 2 days a week
  • are woken from sleep by symptoms more than 2 times a month

Remember—a rescue inhaler may only help stop an asthma attack after it has begun. QVAR RediHaler is a maintenance inhaler that helps prevent asthma attacks before they happen!


QVAR RediHaler as part of your 2X-daily routine may help:

  • reduce airway inflammation (an underlying cause of asthma symptoms and attacks)
  • reduce the need to use your rescue inhaler
  • improve your breathing

How QVAR RediHaler Works

With asthma, the airways in your lungs are almost always inflamed—even on days when you don’t feel any symptoms at all. When you breathe in asthma “triggers,” such as dust or pollen, lung inflammation can get even worse. Your airways can become narrow and swollen, and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe.

The small particles of medicine in your QVAR RediHaler can target both the large and small airways.

The technology behind RediHaler

QVAR RediHaler is designed so that your own breath helps release the medicine. Just open the cap, inhale the medicine and then close the cap to prepare for the next dose. See full instructions for use.

QVAR RediHaler has:


  • nothing to shake or prime
  • nothing to press
  • a spacer-free design (do not use a spacer)
  • a built-in dose counter on the back

Studies show that correct inhaler technique can reduce the number of asthma attacks.¹ With no priming and no canister to press, QVAR RediHaler is designed to help eliminate the need for hand-breath coordination.


HOW TO USE

What You Should Know

DO NOT use QVAR RediHaler:

  • to treat sudden severe symptoms of asthma
  • as a rescue inhaler
  • if you are allergic to beclomethasone dipropionate or any of the ingredients in QVAR RediHaler
  • with a spacer

Common side effects of QVAR RediHaler

In clinical trials, the most common side effects of QVAR RediHaler were 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 of the possible side effects of QVAR RediHaler.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of QVAR RediHaler. Please review all of the Important Safety Information. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


  1. Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Anwar Ahmed, Abdullah Al-Harbi, Mohd Khan, Salim Baharoon, Salih Bin Salih, Rabih Halwani and Saleh Al-Muhsen. Improper inhaler technique is associated with poor asthma control and frequent emergency department visits. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. 2013. 9:8


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 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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