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People looking for information on how to prevent asthma attacks may want to consider the beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar®). This product works by decreasing the inflammation of airways that makes asthma attacks more likely. The beclomethasone inhaler does not work quickly, however, so it should only be used twice a day in order to prevent attacks. It is not effective at relieving an attack once it has started.
 
Prior to beginning treatment with the beclomethasone inhaler, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have, such as tuberculosis, glaucoma, or cataracts, and if you are taking any other medications, as the inhaler can react with certain drugs. Having this information will help your healthcare provider make sure this asthma medicine is right for you.
 
(Click Beclomethasone Inhaler for more information, including possible side effects, how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
 
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