• ANOLDFELLA ANOLDFELLA
    November 02, 2009
    IS QVAR REALLY A GOOD SUBSTITUTE FOR ADVAIR 50/500?
    ANOLDFELLA ANOLDFELLA
    November 02, 2009

    I USE ADVAIR 50/500 RX FROM MY DOCTOR BUT MY HEALTH PLAN DOESNT ALLOW IT - IS QVAR A VIABLE SUBSTITUTE?  I'VE BEEN BUYING MY ADVAIR FROM MEXICO BUT IT'S STILL VERY EXPENSIVE $40-$60USD.  MY HEALTH PLAN SUGGESTED QVAR BUT IT CONTAINS VERY DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS - IS IT AS GOOD AS ADVAIR. (IN MEXICO ADVAIR IS CALLED SERETIDE DISKUS -SAME COMPANY CONTAINS THE SAME STUFF) I HAVE COPD

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  • Breathinstephen November 08, 2009
    Breathinstephen
    November 08, 2009

    Advair and Qvar are totally different drugs. While both contain a potent steroid, Advair ALSO contains a long acting bronchodilator.

     

    If you're doing well with a rescue inhaler like Albuterol, you could probably get by with a drug like Qvar, which only contains the steriod beclomethasone.

     

     

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