What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Qvar Autohaler and Qvar Inhaler. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Qvar Autohaler or Qvar Inhaler against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
If you have any concerns about using this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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What's in QvarAutohaler and QvarInhaler
The name of your medication is Qvar Autohaler or Qvar Inhaler. It contains an active ingredient called beclomethasone dipropionate.
The amount of medicine in each puff of Qvar 50 Autohaler and Qvar 50 Inhaler is 50 micrograms of beclomethasone dipropionate, and 100 micrograms in each puff of Qvar 100 Autohaler and Qvar 100 Inhaler.
Each Qvar Autohaler or Qvar Inhaler 200 dose contains at least 200 puffs.
What it looks like
Qvar Autohaler consists of a metal canister sealed inside a plastic Autohaler unit. At the bottom of the Autohaler unit is a mouthpiece with a plastic cover. At the top of the Autohaler unit is a grey lever.
QVAR Inhaler consists of a metal canister inside a plastic inhaler unit. At one end of the inhaler unit is a mouthpiece with a plastic cover.
Qvar Autohaler and Qvar Inhaler come in two different strengths, 50 and 100 micrograms.
Each strength of Qvar Autohaler and Qvar Inhaler 200 dose contains at least 200 puffs.
Each puff of Qvar 50 Autohaler (Aust R 71991) or Qvar 50 Inhaler (Aust R 71992) releases 50 micrograms of beclomethasone dipropionate.
Each puff of Qvar 100 Autohaler (Aust R 71994) or Qvar 100 Inhaler (Aust R 71993) releases 100 micrograms of beclomethasone dipropionate.
Qvar Autohaler and Qvar Inhaler also contain:
- ethanol (0.0059mL per puff)
- norflurane (a non-CFC propellant which does not deplete ozone from the atmosphere).
Qvar Autohaler is supplied in Australia by:
iNova Pharmaceuticals (Aust) Pty Ltd
(ABN: 88 000 222 408)
9-15 Chilvers Road THORNLEIGH
Qvar Autohaler and Qvar Inhaler are distributed in New Zealand by:
Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Central Park Drive, Lincoln
Developed and manufactured by:
3M Health Care Limited
Qvar(TM) and Autohaler(TM) are trademarks of iNova Pharmaceuticals
This leaflet was prepared in August 2008.