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)