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See QVAR RediHaler in action to help you and your patients learn about the innovative features of the device and how to properly use it

Device Technique HCP Video

Dr. Randall Brown provides a high-level review of device operation technique

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QVAR RediHaler Features Video

Introduces QVAR RediHaler as an innovative device in the maintenance treatment of asthma

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Pediatric Instructions for Use Video

Demonstrates ability of pediatric patients to use device properly by showing that they “can do it”

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Adult Instructions for Use Video

Shows adult and adolescent patients how to use the QVAR RediHaler device

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RESOURCES for

you and your patients

A range of resources to help your patients understand more about asthma and QVAR RediHaler
QVAR RediHaler Dosing Card
Dosing Card

Provides you and your staff with the recommended starting dose and maximum dose of QVAR RediHaler for pediatric and adult patients

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QVAR RediHaler Caregiver Starter Brochure
Patient Starter Brochure

Help patients understand how to use QVAR RediHaler and the importance of its twice-daily dosing

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QVAR RediHaler Patient Starter Brochure
Caregiver Starter Brochure

A guide for caregivers to help patients use QVAR RediHaler and understand the importance of its twice-daily dosing

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QVAR RediHaler Instructions for Use Guide
Instructions for Use Guide

Shows patients how to use their QVAR RediHaler breath-actuated inhaler correctly and is available in 9 languages

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QVAR RediHaler Pediatric Instruction for Use Guide
Pediatric Instructions for Use Guide

Shows pediatric patients that they "can do it" and explains how to use the device

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Asthma Action Plan Sheet
Asthma Action Plan Sheet

Enables patients to fill in details about asthma symptoms, medication protocol, and asthma triggers to discuss with their doctor

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Important Safety Information

  • Contraindications: QVAR RediHaler is contraindicated in:
    • Primary treatment of status asthmaticus or other acute episodes of asthma where intensive measures are required
    • Patients with known hypersensitivity to beclomethasone dipropionate or any of the ingredients in QVAR RediHaler
  • Localized infections: Infections with Candida albicans have occurred in the mouth and pharynx in some patients receiving QVAR RediHaler. Advise rinsing of mouth with water without swallowing after use. If oropharyngeal candidiasis develops, QVAR RediHaler may need to be temporarily interrupted under close medical supervision
  • Deterioration of asthma and acute episodes: Do not use QVAR RediHaler for the relief of acute symptoms. Instruct patients to contact their physician immediately if episodes of asthma that are not responsive to bronchodilators occur during the course of treatment with QVAR RediHaler
  • Transferring Patients from Systemic Corticosteroid Therapy: Particular care is needed in patients who are transferred from systemically active corticosteroids to QVAR RediHaler because deaths due to adrenal insufficiency have occurred in asthmatic patients during and after transfer from systemic corticosteroids to less systemically available inhaled corticosteroids. Taper patients slowly from systemic corticosteroids if transferring to QVAR RediHaler
  • Immunosuppression: Patients who are on drugs that suppress the immune system, such as corticosteroids, are more susceptible to infections than healthy individuals and should avoid exposure to chicken pox or measles. Inhaled corticosteroids should be used with caution, if at all, in patients with active or quiescent tuberculosis infection of the respiratory tract; untreated systemic fungal, bacterial, parasitic, or viral infections; or ocular herpes simplex
  • Paradoxical Bronchospasm: Inhaled corticosteroids may produce inhalation-induced bronchospasm with an immediate increase in wheezing after dosing that may be life-threatening. If this occurs with QVAR RediHaler, it should be treated immediately with an inhaled, short-acting bronchodilator. Treatment with QVAR RediHaler should be discontinued and alternate therapy instituted
  • Hypersensitivity reactions: Hypersensitivity reactions, such as urticaria, angioedema, rash, and bronchospasm, may occur after administration of QVAR RediHaler. Discontinue QVAR RediHaler if such reactions occur
  • Hypercorticism and Adrenal Suppression: It is possible that systemic corticosteroid effects such as hypercorticism and adrenal suppression may appear in a small number of patients, particularly at higher than recommended doses. If such changes occur, reduce the QVAR RediHaler dose slowly, consistent with accepted procedures for reducing systemic corticosteroids and for management of asthma symptoms
  • Effects on Growth: Orally inhaled corticosteroids, including QVAR RediHaler, may cause a reduction in growth velocity when administered to pediatric patients. Routinely monitor the growth of pediatric patients receiving QVAR RediHaler. To minimize the systemic effects, titrate to the lowest dosage that effectively controls symptoms
  • Reduction in Bone Mineral Density (BMD): Decreases in bone mineral density have been observed with long-term administration of products containing inhaled corticosteroids. Patients with major risk factors for decreased bone mineral content should be monitored and treated with established standards of care
  • Eye Disorders: Glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, blurred vision and cataracts have been reported following the long-term administration of inhaled corticosteroids. Therefore, close monitoring is warranted in patients with a change in vision or with a history of increased intraocular pressure, blurred vision, glaucoma, and/or cataracts
  • Adverse Reactions: Most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥3% and >placebo) include oral candidiasis, upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis, allergic rhinitis, oropharyngeal pain and sinusitis.

Indication

QVAR RediHaler is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients 4 years of age or older.

Important Limitation of Use: QVAR RediHaler is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.

Please see full Prescribing Information.