Is Qvar Really A Good Substitute For Advair 50/500?

Question

Asked by ANOLDFELLA

Is Qvar Really A Good Substitute For Advair 50/500?

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

Answer

I am not familiar with QVAR, however there has been some very interesting discussions on this topic on the Internet recently. I will give you some links and hopefully these will lead you to the wisdom you are searching for:

Here is a question and answer session regarding QVAR

Here is an asthmatic friend of mine writing about it

Here is our information on QVAR (also known as Vanceril or Beclomethosone)

Answered by John Bottrell